Broken Windows Policing
They are words you might not have expected to come out of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s mouth.
It was hard to get answers from Bratton on possible changes to his cherished “broken windows” policing, because the normally spotlight-loving commissioner scurried away from a public press conference.
It started small, with one woman screaming “It’s a lie!” in the direction of Commissioner Bratton as he started testifying about the NYPD budget.
Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.