Excessive Force

Rosen, Jeffrey
April 2000
New Republic;04/10/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 15, p24
Focuses on the claims made by New York City people that Mayor Rudy Guliani's zero-tolerance crime policy against crime has turned their city into a police state. Role of aggressive policing in sending crime rates plummeting in New York; Opinion that broken-window policing gives cops broad discretion to prosecute low-level offenses in order to deter the social disorder that breeds more crime; Trend of discriminatory law enforcement used to single out racial minorities; Claims made by the African Americans that under vagrancy laws, police tolerated higher levels of criminal behavior in poor neighborhoods than in rich ones.


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