“Broken Windows” Liberalism
August 9, 2014 6:19 PM Subscribe
Bill de Blasio has reduced the use of stop-and-frisk, but he still supports the kind of policing that led to Eric Garner’s death.
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New York City cops are fuming. On Tuesday, union officials gathered to publicly denounce
“police haters” and defend the conduct of police officers involved in the apprehension of Eric Garner
, a Staten Island man who was killed while being placed under arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. Last week, the state medical examiner’s office said
Garner died as a result of being put in a chokehold — a tactic banned by the New York Police Department.
But the problem, as union officials see it, is that the video
of the arrest heightened anti-cop hysteria, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was elected with progressive support and ordered an investigation of the incident, acquiesced to this irrational outcry.