Police in New York City could easily have one of the hardest jobs in the United States. They have the most citizens and one of the highest crime rates in the states. They have to deal with many different walks of life. They also have the largest police force in the United States. They have to deal with so many different types of situations and deal with them correctly. So the new police chief, Howard Sarif has instilled in his men more physical ways of protecting the public.
Since Sarif was appointed the crime rate in New York City has gone down by an astounding rate of 55 percent. People feel that Sarif’s ways are harsher and too physical for them. But I would believe that the crime rate going down by 55 percent is proof enough that he is doing a good job. Needless to say his antics may bee outdates or focused on a certain race, but the main thing is that crime is down. The job of the police is to protect the public. By bringing crime down, you therefore have a much better chance of protecting the public. One thing that I found to be interesting is that other cities notice that New York City’s crime rate has gone down significantly. When they saw this they felt that should try to mimic their techniques. Baltimore is the latest to copy them. Most of the cities that have tried these techniques have failed because they lack the ability to enforce the laws as New York does.
The question is whether his policing techniques are acceptable or if they are illegal. Well if they are they have yet to be caught. I know that politicians are mostly corrupt, but even the mayor of the city, Rudy Giuliani, is proud of the police force. The mayor is the spokesperson of the city and he “boasts” about the force. This is a very high regard. This also gives the police department more leeway with the antics that they use. If the mayor supports them they must be doing something good. By the ma...