The "broken windows" theory for stopping an acceleration of crime does not work well when human beings are concerned. Humans have rights. They have dignity, feelings and pride. When zero tolerance is applied to law enforcement in a neighborhood and people are arrested for littering while sitting on the steps of their home, taken to jail, and then never even charged with a crime, they end up with a record for having been arrested without the chance to challenge the charges. It results in a record that has numerous adverse effects, including stifling their ability to get a job or maintain one.