posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 04:07 AM
reply to post by logicalthinking
The police do not appear to be "jacked up" in NYC. They have a presence, but that's not a really accurate description at all. Much of it was cleaning
up areas where drugs and prostitution were rampant.
Also, yes, the crime rate plunged well before 9/11 under Giuliani, who with his many missteps and misspeaks since, gets a lot of the credit for
cleaning things up from what I understand. I think this was partially achieved by putting more police on the streets.
I'm still not convinced, however, that a lot of the decrease has to do with how crimes are reported.
A lot of the crime moved south to Camden, NJ? They now seem to have the highest rate along with St Louis, which is corrupt as hell from what I hear
from a friend who was on the force there until very recently.
Newark is another area that really cleaned up its act. From what I remember mostly with community outreach programs and a reset of priorities...again
not a "jacked up" police state.
edit on 1/18/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)