Amid City Hall Protests, NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Resigns, But "Broken Windows" Continues Nationwide

Democracy Now!
August 3, 2016

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced he is resigning next month. Bratton was a lead advocate of the so-called broken windows theory that called for officers to crack down on minor infractions in an attempt to decrease more violent crime, which critics say unfairly targets communities of color. Bratton resigned just one day after hundreds of activists gathered outside New York City Hall demanding the defunding of the New York Police Department and his firing. CCR's Darius Charney joined Trinity College professor Christina Heatherton and Nabil Hassein of Millions March NYC on Democracy Now!


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