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Tale of Two Cities: While NYC Hires 500 More Cops to Patrol Subway for Fare Evasion, Kansas City Offers Free Bus Rides,

Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 6:33
Tale of Two Cities

The MTA board in New York City approved the hiring of 500 new police officers to patrol its subway system despite the recent backlash it has faced of over-policing and criminalizing people of color. The hiring of the officers comes following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement in June of his desire to improve public safety and end fare evasion. On Wednesday, the MTA approved the $17 billion 2020 budget, which will include “safety and...

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