As NYC Defends ‘Broken Windows’ Policing, Some Arrests Are Limited

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Many cities have enacted "nuisance laws" that criminalize small misbehaviors that don’t hurt anyone. In New York, it’s against the law to take up more than one subway seat or even put a foot up. It’s illegal to be in most parks after dark, or to drink beer on your stoop. People can get arrested for asking someone else to swipe them into the subway, journalist Samantha Sunne writes in the Washington Post. In Texas, minors can . . .

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