Broken Windows policing is unnecessary and creates further tension and mistrust of the police. Broken Windows needs to end. The police need to be more accountable to the community, and that happens by having the community control more of the police budget and oversight of the police misconduct.
Police leaders should be part of our community and live in our area, either Red Hook, Sunset Park or vicinities. Their leadership should be community oriented and not a militarized force that only intimidates the neighbors.