From The New York Post today:
If the NYPD relaxes its enforcement of petty "quality of life" infractions, it could be a turning point back to the days when murders, muggings and mayhem plagued the city, says a law-enforcement expert who played a key role in developing the crime-busting policy.
"You might be pointing to a tipping point," said George Kelling, who helped formulate the "broken windows" approach to policing that was the model for Mayor Rudy Giuliani's successful zero-tolerance policy.
"It's too early to tell . . . but the consequence might be more street crime."
By the way, what does a sleeping homeless man have to do with "murders, muggings and mayhem"?