NEW YORK - As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Police Department look to crack down on fare beating, new police numbers reportedly show minorities make up the bulk of people stopped for jumping the subway turnstiles.
According to the Daily News, 86 percent of the nearly 700 people arrested from April through June were Black or Latino.
Blacks and Latinos also made up 71 percent of those hit with a summons for fare evasion over that same period.
The News says NYPD numbers over the past few years show more people of color have been stopped for fare beating than whites.
Earlier this summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered 500 more officers to be assigned to subway and bus stops with high levels of fare evasion.
The MTA says it expects to lose $260 million to fare beating this year.