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Seeta
Seeta moderator

Once again, thanks so much for this Nancy. The heartbreaking murder of Eric Garner and the abject negligence displayed by the EMT are too much to bear.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

"Broken Windows" policing was introduced with a massive fanfare of publicity and media attention.  I hope readers know that James Q. Wilson, with other cronies, also fanned the flames of "tidal waves of juvenile superpredators from the 'inner cities'" BS in the 90s.  (And  now these folks announce they're in the forefront of criminal justice "reform.")

Thanks, Nancy.

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