Broken Windows

Dermot Shea has been appointed to become the next NYPD commissioner despite his past of being accused of racial profiling in a major rape case.

Critics of an initiative to stop fare evasion say residents living in poverty are punished and harkens back to New York's so-called Broken Windows policing that helped foster the mass criminalization of nonviolent Black and brown people.

Sometimes the past catches up with us. Which seemed to be the case with former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who threw his hat into the ring as a Democratic contender for President in 2016. Numerous reports confirm that the former Baltimore mayor, who announced his presidential ambitions in the beleaguered city on Saturday morning, had […]

NYPD’s aggressive policing of quality-of-life offenses to prevent more serious ones has created a tale of two cities. A city primarily populated by whites who are not prosecuted for minor offenses. The other, a primarily  Black/Hispanic city where minorities are are issued a disproportionate number of summonses for common offenses and could be interrogated by […]

A study by the New York Daily News shows that the NYPD’s “Broken Windows” policy disproportionately targets Black and Hispanic New Yorkers, especially when they’re in White neighborhoods. RELATED: New Yorkers Against Bratton Hold Press Conference To Criticize NYPD Training Per the paper’s analysis, communities where Blacks and Hispanics are the majority see far more […]