Graffiti is returning to New York City, and Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) refuses to fund the clean-up.

From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, graffiti covered the city, and street crime was rampant. Then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) enforced a policy of “broken windows policing” emphasizing harsh enforcement of small offenses, such as graffiti and panhandling, lest they lead to more serious crimes if left unchecked.

Graffiti on 1st Avenue, East Village [source: Jeff Hawsor, Wikimedia Commons] Graffiti is returning to New York City, and Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) refuses to fund the clean-up.

From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, graffiti covered the city, and street crime was rampant. Then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) enforced […]

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