Mayor de Blasio is doubling down — denouncing Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's plan to stop prosecuting most subway turnstile jumpers. The mayor is insisting that many fare evaders can afford to pay. That position has critics pushing back, arguing that prosecuting someone for not paying $2.75 to get on the subway criminalizes poverty in New York. Our Grace Rauh has the story.
Mayor's critics say prosecuting fare beaters criminalizes poverty
By Grace Rauh New York City February 9, 2018 @9:13 PM