Under de Blasio, Bill Bratton Throws Broken Windows Into Reverse

Those of us who lived in New York City when Rudy Giuliani became mayor in 1994 witnessed a miraculous transformation, as the Big Apple went from a rotten worm-ridden hellhole to something you might actually want to bite into largely thanks to the remarkably effective Broken Windows strategy of combating the chaos and lawlessness of urban blight by cracking down on minor offenses. Under NYC’s current rule by moonbats who deliberately exacerbate decay so as to broaden their political base, this policy is being run in reverse:

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses.

But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket.

Ya think?

First he called for reduced penalties for smoking marijuana. Now, Bratton wants to explore granting amnesty to 1.2 million city residents with open warrants for low-level offenses, people who run the risk of being arrested for failing to resolve tickets for drinking in public, disorderly conduct and the like, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday.

This runs diametrically opposite to the undeniably successful Broken Windows strategy that made Bratton’s career. Ironically — or maybe just disgustingly — Bratton is the same guy who cleaned up NYC under Giuliani, back when Broken Windows was used to fight crime and decay rather than run backward to promote them.

Bratton works for the criminals now.

On a tip from Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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