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Broken Windows Policing

John Timoney's True Legacy Is Today's Enduring And Repressive Model For Policing Political Dissent

Kris Hermes | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

One may attempt to eulogize Timoney as a "good cop," but there is no question he was fervently opposed to free speech, most especially when used in the struggle for social change.

Study: Time to End the Broken Windows Approach to School Discipline

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 03.18.2016 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

The author of a new study on charter schools, civil rights and suspensions, says its time for charters to abandon the "broken windows" approach to dis...

This Is What Broken Windows Policing Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

What's legal for white New Yorkers is often illegal for black and brown New Yorkers. Take, for instance, this DNAinfo story about 60-year-old Ernest ...

Christopher Mathias

Bratton Says Police To Blame For 'Worst Parts' Of Black History, But Reform Advocates Are Unimpresse

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton acknowledged on Tuesday that police were to blame for "many of the worst parts of black history" in ...

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 03.13.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

Christopher Mathias

The Reason Some New Yorkers Actually Like The NYPD Slowdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A mass act of protest by New York City police is being welcomed by some critics of law enforcement. In the two weeks since officers Wen...

Christopher Mathias

Calls To End 'Broken Windows' Policing In NYC Get Louder After Garner Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- About 20 protesters laid down on the sidewalk in silence Thursday afternoon outside the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. ...

Christopher Mathias

Stop-And-Frisk Is Declining, But Advocates Say The NYPD's Real Problem Hasn't Changed

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

The New York City Police Department is on pace to stop, question, and/or frisk about 50,000 New Yorkers this year, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton s...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner To Critics: ‘I'm Not Going Anywhere'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Toward the end of a press conference announcing his new second-in-command Wednesday, Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Defends 'Broken Windows' At Breakfast Costing $1,250 A Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton delivered a full-throated defense of “broken windows” policing Wednesday morning, but said the poli...

Christopher Mathias

At Hearing On NYPD Force, The '5,000-Pound Elephant In The Room' Is 'Broken Windows'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It took two hours during Monday’s packed City Council hearing with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton for someone to mention “broken wi...

Christopher Mathias

Most New Yorkers Want To See Criminal Charges In The Death Of Eric Garner

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A majority of New Yorkers think criminal charges should be brought against police officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop most directly involved ...

Christopher Mathias

Subway Dancers Protest Constant Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Zenon Laguerre says he was the first breakdancer to start performing in New York City's subway cars some 20 years ago. He characterizes his dancing st...

Christopher Mathias

How 'Broken Windows' Could Stand In The Way Of Real Change For The NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Keeshan Harley is only 19 years old, but he says he’s been stopped by New York City police more than 100 times. Last year, cops apprehended him for ...