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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Broken Windows Policing Tactics

From the Denver Post - Twice in the past two weeks, community organizer Roger Cobb has been pulled over by police in his Cole-Whittier neighborhood. He believes it's solely because he is black.

On Wednesday, Cobb was among two dozen community leaders meeting with Mayor John Hickenlooper to address their concerns that stepped-up policing of Cole-Whittier - referred to by some as the "broken windows" campaign - was resulting in unfair treatment of the poor and minorities.

Hickenlooper said the city would listen to community input in designing the policing effort but assured residents that the goal was to make the neighborhood safer.

"I'm not going to say that racial profiling doesn't happen, but it exists less now than it did three years ago and it will exist even less in two or three years," Hickenlooper said. "We can't just snap our fingers and have it all suddenly be right."

the denver post

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What makes these people leaders, because they're complaining?

"Community input" is already being taken into consideration by DPD. If these people truly want to make their case they should stop complaining and do something positive.

Folks should do some research (Start by googling Cole-Whittier Against Crime and then call the police department to find out what they're actually doing) before they start crying murder.