Broken Windows policing

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The Most Powerful Cop in America Is Resigning

Bill Bratton, the biggest name in American policing who's known for controversial "Broken Windows" tactics, is heading back to the private sector.
VICE Staff

How Eric Garner's Family Is Coping with Their Loss One Year Later

On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Kristen Gwynne

How Does the Ferguson Police Department Compare to the NYPD?

When I read the Justice Department report on the police in Ferguson, I literally shook my head twice to make sure that the authors were describing Missouri cops and not the New York Police Department.
Robert Gangi

Is New York’s Latest Graffiti Crackdown Backfiring?

Crime rates are low and the new mayor is an outspoken progressive, so why is the NYPD going after graffiti artists like it's 1994?
John Surico

How Illegal Cigarettes Get Smuggled and Sold in New York City

I spent a day with a guy who traffics "loosies" in Staten Island.
Solange Uwimana

Exclusive Video: Did the NYPD Really Need to Pepper-Spray a Guy Waiting for the Train?

The latest casualty of New York City's controversial policing scheme, which critics say targets people of color for victimless crimes, was a young man waiting for the subway in Brooklyn.
Raven Rakia

Detroit's New Policing Strategy Is Stop-And-Frisk on a Massive Scale

The Detroit Police Department has come a long way since the days when its cops were the deadliest in America. But the DPD's "broken windows" tactics are just excessive force in another form.
Allie Gross
The True Crime Issue

Why People of Color in New York City Still Don't Trust the Cops

Broken Windows policing targets racial minorities.
Matt Taylor