New York City Council Passes the Criminal Justice Reform Act
- New York City 05/25/2016 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez, Vanessa Gibson and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Hall, May 25, 2016
The New York City Council passed a set of bills which will reduce the penalties for broken windows style offenses.

The Bills give the NYPD the option of issuing civil rather than criminal summonses for low level offenses. These include open container of alcohol, littering, public urination, being in the park at night and unreasonable noise.

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