Flooding the Zone
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill has announced an initiative to take on violent crime in precincts where it is most concentrated. Targeting hot spots with more cops and resources will help to restore peace to afflicted neighborhoods. But while “flooding the zone” is a time-honored and respected policing tactic, the city’s quality-of-life enforcement should also be strengthened.
The Facts You Need to Know
“Successful public safety is a shared responsibility between the public and the police, and the two sides have to work together.”
“Our aim is to keep raising the bar for fair and effective policing in this country year after year, again and again. And we’re doing it with the help of New Yorkers in every neighborhood,” @NYPDONeill during the 2019 State of the NYPD address: https://t.co/jY9FY05n6B pic.twitter.com/O9nq6eljd8— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 23, 2019
The Past is Present
“Recent breakthroughs in policing have slashed crime in New York City and other urban areas. But another development that promises to boost public safety has gone largely unnoticed.”
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“The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday postponed a vote on a proposed fare and toll increase that was set to affect millions of commuters across the New York region beginning in March.”