PROP statement on 1000 more cops and city council summons reform plan

The following is a statement in response to recent news that the City Council is considering decriminalising minor offences, including fare jumping and bikes on the sidewalk, which are typical of Broken Windows policing. Politically, the Council’s proposals are a positive step in that they reflect the developing reality that ‘broken windows’ policing is under […]

PROP response to Melissa Mark-Viverito’s State of the City speech

Summonses instead of arrests, even civil penalties instead of criminal sanctions, do not address the heart of the problem with quota-driven ‘Broken Windows’ policing which targets low-income people of color, charging them, sometimes for no good reason, with petty infractions. Even if her proposals were enacted, the stark racial bias will still prevail. She should […]