AN ONLINE LIBRARY ABOUT MARIJUANA POSSESSION ARRESTS,
RACE AND POLICE POLICY IN NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND

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FIRST PAGE   

 

The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests
(new Nov 2013 - from The Nation, and
The War on Marijuana in Black and White

from the ACLU
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SUMMONS OF THE NYPD: 550,000 A YEAR


NY City's Marijuana Possession Arrests

DOCUMENTING THE ARREST CRUSADE

JOURNALISM & COMMENTARY

GRAPHS & TABLES

• COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES

 

Stop and Frisk New York 

• STOP & FRISK REPORTS AND DATA

• STOP & FRISK NYC (news excerpts)
QUOTAS, QUOTAS, QUOTAS

SCANDALS OF THE NYPD

BRATTON'S BROKEN WINDOWS


Race and Marijuana Arrests, USA

U.S. MARIJUANA ARRESTS 1965-2012

210,000 Marijuana Arrests in Colorado

240,000 Marijuana Arrests in Washington

• CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON DC, CHICAGO, ETC.
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• ABOUT MARIJUANA-ARRESTS.COM

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ILLEGAL SEARCHES (coming)


BRATTON'S BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING:

 

Bratton's 1994 document "Reclaiming the Public Spaces of New York"

(Outlines Bratton and Giuliani's approach to policing of minor offenses in July 1994, six months into the new administration. Fascinating in light of current events and controversies. Helpful in understanding the last 20 years of intense policing of minor offenses in New York City

 

Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes

It subjects minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.

By Steve Zeidman  New York Daily News, , August 3, 2014,

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/broken-windows-broken-yes-article-1.1889011

 

Paying In Blood For Over-Policing

Broken windows is the new stop and frisk

By Alex S. Vitale  New York Daily News Saturday, July 19, 2014M

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/paying-blood-over-policing-article-1.1872536

 

There’s Little Evidence That “Broken Windows” Policing Works

by Delores Jones-Brown,  NY Times, July 28, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/27/is-broken-windows-a-broken-policy-for-police/theres-little-evidence-that-broken-windows-policing-works

 

The Neoconservative Roots of the Broken Windows Theory

by Alex S. Vitale, Gotham Gazette, Aug 1, 2014

http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/opinion/5199-neoconservative-roots-broken-windows-policing-theory-nypd-bratton-vitale

 

Broken Windows Policing: A True Tale of Two Cities
by Police Reform Organizing Project (Bob Gangi), July 2014
http://www.policereformorganizingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Broken-Windows-Policing-A-True-Tale-of-Two-Cities.pdf

 

It's Time to End Broken Windows Policing

by Patricia Williams, The Nation, Jan 8, 2014

http://marijuana-arrests.com/library/Patricia-Williams--End-Broken-Windows-Policing.pdf

 

 

Also see: Summonses of the NYPD: 550,000 a Year

(page on this site)

 

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Dec 2013:  Below are news stories, long journalism pieces, and academic articles discussing Bill Bratton and broken windows policing. Some articles quote or defend Bratton; others emphasize critiques of broken windows policing and Bratton's embrace of it.

 

Now that Bratton has been appointed NYPD Commissioner again, it is worth reviewing two decades of broken windows policing and Bratton's role in advancing that distinctive policy.

 

Full text of three news articles about Bratton and broken windows policing - 8 pages

http://marijuana-arrests.com/library/Brattons_Broken_Windows__One_More_Time__three_news_stories.pdf

 

Links and excerpts from many articles, longer journalism, and academic articles - guide to important and useful writings about Bratton and broken windows, 9 pages

http://marijuana-arrests.com/library/Broken_Windows_and_Bratton__links_and_excerpts.pdf

 

Also see: CUNY Law Professor Babe Howell's essential article
"Broken Lives from Broken Windows:
The Hidden Costs of Aggressive Order-Maintenance Policing"

http://marijuana-arrests.com/docs/Broken_Lives_From_Broken_Windows_Babe_Howell_2009.pdf