I Guess We’re Not Doing Broken Windows Policing Anymore

Seems unclear if anything else is replacing it though. From NYC (boldface mine):

A string of attacks on a Hell’s Kitchen gay bar is raising alarm in the LGBTQ community, along with questions about the NYPD’s investigation, following a mass shooting that killed five people at a gay club in Colorado.

David DeParolesa, the owner of VERS on 9th Avenue, said an unknown individual has thrown a brick at the windows of his establishment three times in the last week. In the most recent incident, just before 10 p.m. on Saturday night, surveillance footage showed a man approaching the store and heaving a heavy object at the window.

DeParolesa said he had gone to the NYPD each time. But detectives were “dismissive” of his suggestion that the attack could be bias related, going so far as discouraging him from reporting it to the Hate Crimes Task Force, he told Gothamist on Sunday.

“I said, ‘We could be targeted because we’re a gay bar,’” the owner recalled. “One of the officers said, ‘Well you can’t know that.’”

Police also didn’t ask for a copy of the surveillance footage, DeParolesa said, and instead suggested he should call the precinct after the weekend

“They should’ve been connected to the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force after the first brick,” he told Gothamist. “That clearly didn’t happen here and we need to find out why that is and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

This guy literally broke a window. Snark aside, it’s clear many police officers just aren’t interested in doing their jobs–even if they didn’t want to treat this as a hate crime, they had video brought to them. The ongoing blue slow down continues, I guess. But Black Lives Matter protests something something.

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