The Daily News today informs us that Commissioner Bratton is opposed to the decriminalization of a number of quality of life offenses . This despite the fact that many of these so called minor crimes apparently are only enforced in Black and Latino communities . The statistics overwhelming prove that NYPD broken windows policing is only practiced on Black and Latino neighborhoods. Do we ride a bike on the sidewalk more than whites? Do we walk through parks at night more often? Do we smoke more marijuana? Bratton is perpetuating a Ferguson in New York with his unconstitutional broken windows policing. We cannot give up until we drive Bratton and broken windows out of New York……
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So tired of our spineless ” progressive ” elected officials who, now intimidated by NYPD, are afraid to speak about ” broken windows ” policing . In her speech last night, Speaker Viverito tip toed around this issue recommending less arrests but instead desk appearance tickets. Broken windows policing has resulted in 87 percent of arrests or summons being given to Blacks and Latinos for these minor crimes . It clearly discriminates by only enforcing these “minor”crimes in Black and Latino communities . Broken windows is in effect part of the mass incarceration machine in this nation. We need political leaders who speak directly to this, not leaders who tip toe around,this issue in fear that they will offend NYPD. ……Viverito , just like the mayor , has disappointed progressives once again on this critical issue. Broken windows is unconstitutional and must be taken on directly without being afraid to speak truth to power…..
The script is old, having been used over and over again. You paint a picture of an “Unamerican,” heartless, violent prone, radical movement. You paint a picture of an NYPD full of heroes and people you call when you are in danger. The media ignores twelve years of hundreds of thousands of stop and frisks, police brutality and killings of innocent victims, and a broken windows policing that targets, harasses and humiliates Blacks and Latinos. This time the protesters are not following the script, refusing to follow the orders of the buffers like Sharpton and Viverito . Until the lives of innocent Black and Latinos mean as much as these equally innocent police officers the protests have no plans of following the script…..