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  1. #1 Public defenders push more DAs to ease up on turnstile jumpers 
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    The movement to stop prosecuting subway fare-beaters, announced recently by the Manhattan district attorney and soon to be adopted in Brooklyn, must be expanded citywide, public defenders argue.

    The Legal Aid Society, the Bronx Defenders, Queens Law Associates and other groups have joined efforts to pressure prosecutors in Queens and the Bronx to get onboard with the cause, which advocates say will help unclog the courts.

    Advocates say arresting turnstile jumpers unfairly disadvantages the city’s poor population.

    “Fare evasion is the ultimate crime of poverty in New York City, yet the Queens and Bronx district attorneys continue to prosecute our clients and others for it,” Tina Luongo, head of Legal Aid’s criminal practice, said in a statement
    I wonder if this logic should be applied to burglary and armed robbery ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banacek View Post
    I wonder if this logic should be applied to burglary and armed robbery ?

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    Well, the mentality is there. Remember the girl who asked how was her brother supposed to buy school clothes if he couldn't be allowed to break into other people's houses.
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    Then just make the subway free. That would solve everything to libs.
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    I can't comment on NYC, but they're supposedly going to crack down on fare jumpers on BART in SF. BART admits that fare jumpers cost BART $25M a year.
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    The working poor can get free tickets in most cities if they are getting any kind of assistance, even just basic help like SNAP or Medicaid without a cash stipend. Some vocational assistance programs also help with the tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Then just make the subway free. That would solve everything to libs.
    That would be a benefit to the rich and an example of white privilege.
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    Rudy Giuliani was a mixed bag for me in general, but one thing he GOT was that sweating the "small stuff" reduces the "big stuff".
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