Tackling open arrest warrants for ‘quality-of-life’ crimes

Aired: 1/16/2016 | 0:09:53 | Clip
There are more than 1.4 million outstanding arrest warrants in New York City stemming from lapsed summonses for "quality-of-life" crimes - things like biking on the sidewalk or being in a park after closing. Critics say they burden the court system and police, who must arrest anyone they find with a warrant, and add to the distrust and fear of police, especially in minority communities.