Bratton holds his job at the behest of a mayor who holds his job because of the black vote. This is the first step in allowing the hiring of police who have criminal records. How sad. More race baiting by AP and Yahoo. Are all black people bad? of course not! But the sad reality is that a large percentage of blacks do commit crimes. Some minor, some not so minor. The former NYC administrations saw that if they reduced and policed to even minor crimes, that major crimes reduced. But in doing this the proportion of blacks that were committing crimes was far in excess of other racial groups. Lets really be honest, as a group the police are not the problem. The writer of this article is really racist. It assumes that by having more black police then crime will go down. How, by not arresting other people of color.