Fantastic: the theory of the broken windows and the revitalization, and reincarnation of New York City.
"The big idea was this: if the neighborhood looks as if someone is
watching and maintaining order, it is far more likely that order will
prevail. A neighborhood that is clean and well-ordered sends a signal to
criminals and citizens alike. Instead of putting up stickers to hide
the decay, Wilson’s theory says that you should remove the decay—and
that this will save the neighborhood."
"Wilson’s idea was a revelation and a reversal of the conventional
wisdom up to that point. The dominant liberal theories told us that if
we provided more social services to the poor, perhaps crime would get
better. But Wilson suggested that instead we turn our attention to
providing a better and cleaner place to live, raising the expectations
of the community by improving the quality of life—and that then crime
We need more people speaking honestly about these subjects and not hiding behind cliches and failed policies.
Look what law enforcement in America does now!
They get those perps!!