“Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.”
these kinds of offenses, as matt taibbi describes, are quality-of-life offenses—part of a broken Broken Windows policing philosophy that doesn’t actually solve any problems, but does sweep poor people off the streets so we can pretend they don’t exist 🙈🙉
what stars aligned for bill bratton, pat lynch, and thousands of cops to decide on a virtual work stoppage? and how do we make it happen again?
i’m working on a chrome extension for nypd leadership that will collect evidence of the trinity’s unholy work. in light of such anti-cop instigating, the only reasonable step for the nypd is another work stoppage.