Un-’fare’ criticism
Jan 30, 2020 | 3967 views | 0 0 comments | 531 531 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Attorney General Letitia James sparked profiling paranoia with her attack on subway fare-beating arrests. She plays the race card and deals it from the bottom of the deck.

Fare beaters rob the MTA of $300 million a year, which hurts service for riders of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It is a crime against all New Yorkers that must be stopped.

Most fare beaters get summons, not arrests. But those few who are busted often carry weapons or face arrest warrants for serious crimes. Detaining them protects everyone.

Fare-beating arrests were part of the NYPD's "broken windows" method that preventedd small problems from becoming much bigger ones.

Civil liberties lunatics replaced "broken windows" with a broken system that's returning our city to the bad old days of the 1970s, as depicted in the film "Joker."

While hailed as a work of fiction, it's also a disturbing documentary of what's happening today.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills

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