There is now a new pilot program for putting NYPD police officers on MTA buses to “stop fare evasion”… seriously, let’s not.
This will only add to the criminalization of our Black and Brown communities which are already overpoliced and targeted for petty crimes like jumping the turnstiles.
We need to start looking at the economic roots and racist enforcement of such “crimes” and who they serve and who they protect.
At $2.75 a ride our “public transportation” is unaffordable for some 1.7 million people in NYC who live in poverty. Let’s address THAT instead of arresting people.