Above: This is the border crossing
This is the main point of ambush.
See how they completely removed the token booth.
Photos above are of Simpson Street train station. Where the police hide in order to arrest people and not prevent crime.
Interviewing two officers, uniformed officers from the 41st precinct, standing on the same corner, I asked them what is better to prevent or to make an arrest?
Now, perhaps because they knew they were speaking to a member of the press , and therefore they said what I want to hear or what they expected me to want to hear.
See their peek hole at Hunt’s Point station? Look at the picture below.
The above photos are of the Hunts Point Avenue train station, currently under construction to conform with the American with Disabilities Act act. Again we can see transit police have a little place to hide so that they don’t prevent crime but they can get their arrest and/or write a summons.
So, in the poorest neighborhood in the Bronx, the police in the train stations do not make their presence known, rather they hide like so many like the slithering, slimy, snakes waiting to ambush individuals who are financially incapable of paying the subway fare. I realize that they are told to do this by their superiors.
Even if someone asks for another to use an unlimited card to get them on the train, without intimidating or harassing, the questioner can arrested.
Above is a photograph of Seneca and Hunts Point Avenue. Due to the problems that occurred here the police make their presence known in order to prevent crime.
So why the difference? Money. The MTA is a private corporation. This must end. The City must take control of MTA. Or at least reduce the fare to $1.50. I suppose the main question is this: if I can’t afford $2.50, how can I pay the $100 summons …..?
I forgot the best part…….
If you do not have “proper” identification the police has the right to arrest you and run you through the system. So as hence they are Gestapo “Papers. Please! “:-(
Addendum number 1 a friend of mine currently has no place to stay so naturally he is staying the warmest place. And the transit Gestapo has barr
ed them from the train system all together.
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