A prominent name in law enforcement is not in favor of President Trump’s extreme law and order measures during a period of heightened social unrest, namely the use of the U.S. military to quiet protesters.
“I don’t support that at all, and I don’t think anyone else does. It’s not needed,” former NYPD chief Bill Bratton said on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade, referring to the potential use of the military by Trump on America’s streets. That’s saying a lot seeing as Bratton gained a reputation as being tough on crime — employing a controversial law enforcement style known as broken windows theory — and gaining results in the process.
Bratton was the New York City police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and then returned from 2014 to 2016. He had a stint as commissioner of the Boston police department from 1993 to 1994 and as the LAPD chief from