How NYC used, then tore up broken windows policing: Goodwin

NYC under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, seen here in 1993, the year he was elected, and his police commissioners, starting with Bill Bratton, put broken windows policing into practice.

In the event the goon squad trashing New York and other cities puts me under a hot light and demands I say nice things about their “movement,” I’m ready. I will thank them for proving the righteousness of the “broken windows” theory of policing.

That wasn’t the aim, of course, but the mayhem unleashed by the marauders and quisling politicians ends the argument about whether James Q. Wilson and George Kelling got it right. The national disaster unfolding before our eyes validates their conclusions about human nature and common sense.

 

 

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