Tag: Broken Windows

NYPD Commissioner Says Police Caused 'Worst Parts of Black History'

By Sheryl Estrada NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton During a Black History Month event on Tuesday at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens, New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton made an unexpected comment that police caused “many of the worst parts of Black history.” Bratton said…

Where Is the Diversity in Police Departments

By Sheryl Estrada Police departments around the country continue to lack diversity. On Thursday, USA TODAY released an analysis of Census estimates from 2000 to 2010. Across the nation almost three-quarters of all police officers, detectives and their supervisors are white, while the U.S. population is only about 64 percent…

NYPD Work Slowdown Gives Blacks, Latinos a Break

By Julissa Catalan Tension between New Yorkers and the New York Police Department are at an all-time high in the city, with the protests that followed the chokehold death of Eric Garnerand the shooting of two NYPD officerscausing a division not only between the NYPD and citizens, but also between…

How Racism Killed Eric Garner

Daniel Pantaleo’s chokehold helped kill Eric Garner. Stop and Frisk, though supposedly no longer in practice, helped kill Eric Garner. Racism actually killed Eric Garner. The confrontation that led to Garner’s death was a part of Broken Windows, the policing policy adopted by the NYPD after a federal judge ruled…