MGO presents Dr. Frank Zimring
Can New York City’s Crime-Fighting Techniques Work in Oakland?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:00pm
Stern Hall, Temple Sinai, 2823 Webster Street, Oakland
Dr. Zimring is the William G. Simon Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at UC-Berkeley and the author of The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control, a study of New York City’s drop in crime and the lessons about policing and drug enforcement it holds for other cities. He is a captivating speaker who has lectured internationally.
Zimring on His Advice to a Mayor on How to Reduce Crime:
“The first thing I can tell the mayor in city X is that we now know for the first time that policing really matters. And I can give him two or three different things to do with policing that have been proved to work:… problem solving policing, hot spot techniques, if you have any open air street drug markets, close them fast. Those are off the shelf technologies that are going to work very well.”
Attendance at an MGO Democratic club meeting is free and members of the public are welcome.
The Metropolitan -Greater Oakland Democratic Club is a grassroots Democratic organization that has been involved in Oakland and Alameda County policy and political issues for over 50 years.