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NYPD Watchdog Say Bratton’s ‘Broken Windows’ Hasn’t Worked

Outgoing (now gone) NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton vigorously disagrees . One of Bill Bratton’s signature programs (along with Comp Stat) is adoption of the :Broken Windows” strategy based on the notion that nipping bad behavior in the bud will prevent worse behavior. The theory was introduced in a 1982 article by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kellin based on …

Landmark Decision Floyd vs. City of New York  Federal Judge Rules NYPD 'Stop and Frisk'  Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory

Landmark Decision: Floyd v. City of New York – Federal Judge Rules NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory

August 12, 2013, New York – In a landmark decision, a federal court found the New York City Police Department’s highly controversial stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional. In her thorough, 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Scheindlin found the NYPD’s practices to violate New Yorkers’ Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and also found that the practices were racially …