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NYPD Commish Bratton under fire for embracing controversial Moynihan report

Posted at 9:39 AM, Sep 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-03 09:39:21-04

New York City has had the safest summer in 25 years, according to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Violent crime was down over the summer along with shootings and murders, but Commissioner Bratton's good summer report card is being overshadowed by some recent comments he made about black families during MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.

"There is something going on in our society and in our cities," the commissioner said. "I had the occasion over the weekend to read Senator Moynihan’s famous treatise from the '60s."

"Talk about being prescient about what was going to happen, in black society, in terms of ... the disintegration of family, the disintegration of values, and it’s gone beyond just the black community," he said.

New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron and former NYPD Detective Nick Casale weigh in on the issue.