Most of the NYPD officers not only stopping the individuals but also harassing them by using an verbal and physical force, like the story of Alvin, an seventeen years old Latino boy, who was stopped by NYPD police officer. Alvin was physically and verbal...
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...cing the theory of “broken windows” provided the justification for aggressive policing strategies in low income communities. The broken windows theory of crime posits that quality-of-life crimes, such as vandalism, changes the physical character of an area but may result in social disorder and more serious crime” in the other words, broken window theory gave another power to police, where they could target that minorities and low income families, who lived in bad neighborhood. Torres mentions that the broken window policing had several concentrated on more serious crimes such as drinking, pan handling and prostitution, the police used stop and frisk to stop the person before committing the crime, and than using broken window theory to put charges. However the main goal for NYPD was to encourage others from taking away guns off from the street and have safe place.
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