A report from the New York Times published this week claims the “data is mixed” on whether crime is rising in the city’s subway system, while admitting many riders are “scared.”
“Though crime is always a possibility on the New York City subway, a recent rash of particularly vicious attacks on riders and transit workers has fueled fears that the sprawling underground system — a mainstay of urban life — is more dangerous than it has been in years and threatens to undermine the city’s recovery,” writes the NY Times.
“City officials and transit leaders have clashed over whether subway crime has actually gotten worse — the available data shows a mixed picture — or whether it is mostly a perception fed by a relentless beat of headlines and news alerts about subway violence that have scared many riders,” adds the newspaper.
Is the Subway More Dangerous? Data Is Mixed, but Some Riders Are Scared.https://t.co/kCNjGhxKGf
If the Lefties at the NYT are having to report on crime in NYC, you know it’s bad.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 18, 2021
“Overall crime is down, but so is ridership, which has pushed the per rider crime rate higher than it has been in recent years and created a sense of greater danger,” claims the author.
Read the full report at the New York Times.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs anti-cop protesters who stormed NYC subway stations
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stamped her socialist seal of approval on the anti-cop demonstrations that occurred in Brooklyn, NY on Friday evening. AOC tweeted support for the protests which included a video of demonstrators jumping over subway turnstiles, yelling insults at police, and chants of “How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D,” according to Fox News.
Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich.
Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community.
New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it, and they’re standing up for each other. https://t.co/asvidIe5zV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2019
In the video (shown below), protesters can be seen jumping turnstiles without paying the fare, while others are holding signs with slogans like “No cops, no fares.” One straphanger who did choose to pay the fare can be heard being yelled at by a protester.
Other videos and images from the same protest that were not shared by Ocasio-Cortez showed banners that said: “Punch that cop!” “Don’t let these pigs touch us,” and “Hit em!”
BAD APPLES: NY Officials Blame RIDERS for ‘Crowded’ and ‘Smelly’ Subway System
New York officials deflected recent critiques against the nation’s largest subway system this week; publicly blaming riders for “smelly” and “overcrowded” trains and stations that service over five million people per day.
According to the Wall Street Journal, officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are launching a new campaign to inform riders how to improve the massive transit system; urging users to “be patient” and refrain from cramming into already-crowded trains.
“You want reliable transit. We want to give it you,” said MTA subway boss Andy Byford. “You have a part to play in this.”
“That’s ridiculous,” said one subway rider. “What’s causing the delays is their incompetence.”
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency last year following a pileup of rush-hour disruptions and a subway derailment that injured dozens. The MTA is spending more than $800 million fixing and cleaning tracks and upgrading signals,” writes the WSJ.
Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.