This edition: Big Issues - Crime and NYPD PolicingTweet
Original tape date: March 15, 2013.
First aired: March 20, 2013.
CityWide series host Ken Fisher talks with Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy. Mac Donald shares her view that the great success in NYC crime reduction is attributable to changes in the way the NYPD operates, and cites CompStat, the program of accountability now in use to track crime. Mac Donald's recent article detailed the significant reduction in the prison and jail populations, and she also addresses the benefits of the controversial stop-and-frisk program, considering it not only a crime reducer but a life-saver.