Jeremy Todd Mercier I think one of the key features to the broken window theory was that a single broken windows had to sit broken for weeks and months anyway it’s a failed idea but seductive because its understandable. it just happens to be wrong what annoys me about it is I believed it for years because everybody said it was true I cheered Sheriff Joe A for his tent city jails in the hot heat and having the prisoners wear pink to shame them because everybody was saying how wonderful it was and there was no contrary opinions around his experiments turned out to be cruel and he put his own money to study the effectiveness only to find out that it was less effective than traditional prisons and by far I cheered the cruelty and didn’t notice the racism and these were people in short term county lock up. these were not rapists and murderers but drug offenses no license plate for your car etc 

Jeremy Todd Mercier

I think one of the key features to the broken window theory was that a single broken windows had to sit broken for weeks and months

anyway it’s a failed idea but seductive because its understandable. it just happens to be wrong

what annoys me about it is I believed it for years because everybody said it was true

I cheered Sheriff Joe A for his tent city jails in the hot heat and having the prisoners wear pink to shame them because everybody was saying how wonderful it was and there was no contrary opinions around

his experiments turned out to be cruel and he put his own money to study the effectiveness only to find out that it was less effective than traditional prisons and by far

I cheered the cruelty and didn’t notice the racism and these were people in short term county lock up.

these were not rapists and murderers but drug offenses no license plate for your car etc


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