MTA Subway conductors sounded the alarm over the dismal conditions of the New York City transportation system Thursday; saying the trains are “filthier than ever” from an “astronomical amount of homes people.”
“There is an astronomical amount of homeless people now in the subway,” MTA train conductor Tramell Thompson said. “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now the Metropolitan Transmission Authority. They are transporting this virus.”
“The trash, the feces, the urine, is there. It’s just a very toxic, unsafe environment,” Thompson said.
“Because we have less trains to work with, the homeless in the system congregate on fewer trains, so it’s way more evident now than it’s ever been,” an anonymous conductor told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. “It’s causing a hazard to MTA employees and the people that we have to transport during this time.”
“We’ll get a call from someone on the train. They’ll press the passenger intercom and one of them is urinating in the cars,” the anonymous conductor said. “And because we have so few trains, we have to ride back and forth.”
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CHAOS NYC: Nurse, 60, Who Beat Coronavirus Attacked, Robbed by Group of 15 Teenagers Outside Hospital
A New York City health care worker who beat the Coronavirus was viciously attacked and robbed by more than a dozen teenagers outside her hospital this week, with the NYPD scrambling to locate her assailants.
“Martha Toscano had just gotten out of the 6 train station on her way to work at Bellevue Hospital around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when about 15 thugs ran her down and pummeled her to the ground,” reports the New York Post.
“I thought they were going to kill me,” Toscano, 60, told the New York Post.
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“They hit me on the head, on the face, I run and fell on the floor and they keep hitting me,” she added.
“Police on Thursday arrested three of the alleged assailants, including two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 19-year-old man named Deshaun Harrison. All three suspects are residents of a nearby group home run by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), sources said,” reports the NY Post.
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NYC CHAOS: NYPD Busts Giant Brooklyn Underground Party, Video Shoot During Coronavirus Lockdown
Members of the NYPD broke-up a giant, underground bash hidden beneath a Brooklyn barber shop over the weekend; arresting some party-goers after attending what they described as a “music video shoot.”
“Despite weeks of constant warnings, police say roughly 60 people turned a barber shop in Canarsie, Brooklyn into a nightclub. Some called it a video shoot, but authorities called it a direct violation of the ban on social gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic,” reports Fox New York.
“Police arrived and broke up the party, issuing 60 summonses and a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested on multiple gun possession and other charges,” adds the website.
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