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Broken Windows

We must stop conflating broken windows policing with stop-and-frisk and zero tolerance
The Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program and the broken windows concept of policing are both about taking action to prevent future undesirable action
Police Chief Steve Drew says the sight of trash and abandoned vehicles gives the impression that no one cares and can increase crime
With the drop in relatively low-level police activity, scientists found that civilian complaints of major crimes dropped by about 3 percent to 6 percent
The rise in arrests dovetails with Police Commissioner William Bratton’s embrace of the “broken windows” theory of policing
The tactic is under renewed scrutiny, with some lawmakers and experts saying the decades-old theory no longer applies to a city with far less crime