I agree with Eugene Robinson in this article. The "broken windows" policy of law enforcement has become racist. That was predictable. For those who are interested learning more about this issue, I recommend my book, "The Lineaments of Wrath: Race, Violent Crime, and American Culture," which as one prominent reviewer put it, "explores the deep historical roots [of the present crisis in American race relations] as no other scholar has done."
James W. Clarke is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, former Fulbright Scholar, and occasional consultant to the U.S. Secret Service. He is the author of a number of articles that have appeared in leading academic journals, and five nonfiction books on violent crime.