Skip to comments.Taking on [UK] gangs: Man who cleaned up New York taken on as Cameron's adviser
Posted on 08/11/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
America's most fearsome policeman has been appointed David Cameron's top adviser on gang warfare.
Bill Bratton, who introduced zero-tolerance policing to New York and turned around crime-ridden Los Angeles, will help ministers draw up plans to tackle gang culture in Britain's cities.
Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled the first of his plans to tackle gang violence.
He said injunctions which let courts ban gang members from gathering in certain places or at certain times of day, which currently apply only to adults, will be extended to children.
Ministers were planning to roll out a pilot scheme covering 14 to 17-year-olds later this year. Now that will be rushed forward and will cover more parts of the country.
Mr Cameron also announced yesterday that he has set up a review into what can be done to stop gangs. Mr Bratton, 63, will be a major contributor to this review, which will report back in October.
As New York's police commissioner in the 1990s, the 'supercop' introduced a ground-breaking policy under which officers cracked down hard on even the smallest infringements to deter people from carrying out bigger crimes.
This led to major crimes falling 39 per cent, with murders down 50 per cent, during his time in charge.
Another crucial factor was his introduction of sophisticated data analysis techniques. At weekly meetings, officers tracked crime patterns on computers so they could target problem areas.
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Calling us barbarians, they gave up their guns.
Now, when the SHTF, they ask for our help.
Tech your cops to carry real guns with lead bullets.....
Teach your cops to carry real guns with lead bullets.....
No, what they need to do is send them back to their native lands. Anything else is wishful thinking.
Give him about six months before he realizes that the British don’t have the will to get the job done; then he’ll pack up his bags and go elsewhere.
When the gov rewards bad behaviour, they get bad behaviour.
Policing is not the long term answer.
Bill Bratton is a fool who sided with illegal aliens when he was in LA. He seemed to spend as much time as possible hanging with celebrities and getting his face on television.
Darryl Gates could have helped out here.
He gave the LAPD kinder, gentler rubber flashlights...
Great point. The the UK thugs have correctly assessed there to be little risk to their crimes against their fellow subjects...
Very grateful to be a citizen, not a subject. These times are very interesting.
Thats about it. He has no idea how deeply ingrained this bureaucracy that allows this to thrive is in the British culture now.
He better have negotiated a good exit clause in his contract.
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