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Letter: N.Y. tactic may not work in Glenwood

The broken windows law-enforcement policy, as described in a letter from Carl L. McWilliams to the P.I. (Aug. 8), was very accurately outlined. Introduced by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton in the 1990s, this rule, that if an officer saw something, he or she had to do something, also raised the morale of the entire force. This policy was copied by many large cities. This zero-tolerance policy, however, is rarely seen in small communities, and may not be suitable.

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