(2) The point at which an individual is not going to take any more crap.
Rudolph Guiliani, mayor of the City of New York from 1994 to 2001, engineered a decline in crime, which had spiked sharply during the tenure of David Dinkins. His success was largely the product of strict enforcement of minor laws, following the broken window theory of law enforcement. Police were empowered to take control of neighborhoods, and not let minor crimes go unpunished, lest tolerance of small crimes lead to the enabling and tolerance of larger crimes.
The downside to this decline in crime was a police force that was often criticized for being overly aggressive and occasionally brutal. One victim of police brutality during Guliani's rule was Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant arrested outside a nightclub. While handcuffed, Louima was sodomized with a wooden stick in a bathroom at the 70th precinct in Brooklyn.
Several officers were convicted of various offenses related to the violation of Louima's cornhole, and are currently serving terms of up to thirty years. However, the officers were nearly acquitted when L...