Beating Crime Without Sacrificing Civil Liberties: Live With ex-NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton

Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion with former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton about the new documentary "Gotham."


How did New York City shed its crime-ridden reputation, going from a place with more than 2,200 murders a year, 93,000 violent robberies, and 500,000 annual felonies, to one of America's safest big cities? That's the question tackled in Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York, a new documentary available for pre-order that will be released on-demand March 21.

Join former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton, a subject of the documentary, and Reason's Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller for a live discussion of his approach to policing and how to replicate the successes of New York City without inviting new civil liberties violations, this Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Watch and leave questions and comments on the YouTube video above or on Reason's Facebook page.


Show notes:

The City that Became Safe by Franklin E. Zimring—https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005PUWUKS/reasonmagazinea-20/


NYC historic crime stats—https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/stats/crime-statistics/historical.page


Vital City: Murders, shootings, jailings NYC—https://www.vitalcitynyc.org/articles/vital-signs-crime-and-justice-in-new-york-city


Vital City: Murder rates in U.S. cities 2019-2021—https://www.vitalcitynyc.org/articles/vital-signs-crime-and-justice-in-new-york-city


NYT: Retired Officers Raise Questions on  Crime Data https://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/nyregion/07crime.html?ref=nyregion


The Nation: Dismantling the Myth of Bill Bradley's LAPD—https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/dismantling-myth-bill-brattons-lapd/


C.J. Ciaramella: George Kelling, Father of 'Broken Windows' Policing, Dies



NYT: Retired Officers Raise Questions on Crime Data—https://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/nyregion/07crime.html


Radley Balko: Tyre Nichols' Death Again Proves that 'Elite' Police Units are a Disaster—https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/29/opinion/tyre-nichols-police-scorpion.html


Durham, N.C. HEART Program—https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiMWQ1YzViMGYtYmI1MC00NWM3LTg1NWUtMjdjNzk3NWNlYzU0IiwidCI6IjI5N2RlZjgyLTk0MzktNDM4OC1hODA4LTM1NDhhNGVjZjQ3ZCJ9&pageName=ReportSection7606ef27f6ee056e6f9f


Reason TV: Will the spike in violence and murder undermine criminal justice reform?—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8fiqPnUUrA