Police and the American Mind
From "Broken Windows" to the "Thin Blue Line"

Coblenz, Michael
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/09/police-and-the-american-mind/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  09/01/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17147

Making sense of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, by understanding two concepts. Firstly, the police believing themselves to be the thin blue line between civilization and chaos. Secondly, the "broken windows" theory of policing.