one were to approach New
liberals circa 1990 and tell them about a crime-fighting policy
that arbitrarily harassed black and Latino youths who had committed
no crime and threw the book at low-level nonviolent offenses, they
would be rightfully outraged at the idea. But, if one were to couch
this exact policy in pseudoscience promoted by mercenary
sociologists and glowingly written up in
Atlantic, these same
liberals would not only accept it, they'd be its primary
is that story. This is the story of how the racist pseudoscience of
Broken Windows and Stop-and-Frisk that started on the rightwing
fringes slowly seeped into the centrist and liberal media and
how two new racist pseudosciences, predictive policing and high
profile "gang raids", are – again, with the help of liberals -
taking their place.
are joined this week by Josmar Trujillo.