In New York, Testing Grounds for Community Policing

This article considers the successes and setbacks of efforts at community policing in New York City. Efforts towards reshaping interactions between police and residents can be considered in relation to Luther's understanding of the Christian doctrine to "love thy neighbor." 

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Residents on the street rarely return the greetings of the precinct commander. Officers complain that their overtures are usually rebuffed, but they travel even short distances by car and drive down pedestrian paths in housing developments, cruising past staring faces. Many leave the Queens precinct for meals, some crossing into Nassau County for coffee at Starbucks. Read more...