Inside Bill Bratton's NYPD

Spend time with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton and his trusted circle, and one thing becomes clear: “broken windows” policing – the theory that addressing small crimes creates an atmosphere that discourages larger ones – is here to stay, and they plan to continue to target quality-of-life violations and minor offences as a way to find criminals. It is also true, however, that innocent people of color inside those zones can be the collateral damage in the war both sides are fighting.

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