Statement on Manhattan DA’s Farebeating Policy and Mayor de Blasio’s Comments
"Neither Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota nor Mayor de Blasio can speak to the reality of being punished for farebeating."
"Broken Windows" theory purports to prevent serious crimes by aggressively going after minor, petty violations (like a broken window) as a way to deter more serious offenses -- despite no criminology research to prove declines in crime rates. In practice, Broken Windows encourages police to harass, racially profile, entrap, and punitively arrest citizens in low-income Black and Latino communities. In this video captured on a phone, cops attack a student on her way to school.
Coalition to End Broken Windows Brochure