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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and a whole bunch of New York called on the politicians on the state Governor, to dig out a plan, resources would be wasted to say and hurt the poor.
“The punishment of the poor do not create a safer environment. Instead, the Foundation of our community,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted threatened on Tuesday to tell, attaching a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ditch its $249 million plan to increase law enforcement presence on the U-Bahn stations.
The plan includes the hiring of 500 additional police officers to crack down on fare evasions. House judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and Rep. Jose Serrano, were among the signatories to the letter.
“While overall crime is down in the system, it has claimed a significant increase in assaults on bus and subway workers,” the letter. “Dealing with this legitimate concern can be achieved, without the criminalization of poverty.”
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The letter implores Cuomo to direct officers to focus on attacks rather than patrolling the turnstiles. “The utilization of a more outwitted deployment approach that focuses on the reduction of attacks against transit operating personnel to protect the workers, and save the MTA also badly needed operating dollars,” the letter reads.
The letter also urges Cuomo instead, more resources to invest in an updated transportation system. “Better and greater transport access to economic opportunities and make New York City more,” they said.
According to the New York Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) responded by suggesting that the letter was the request of the government, the policy with the security.
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“We will not engage in politics, when it comes to the safety of the public: the New York deserves a reliable service and you will feel our system is secure – these priorities are one and the same,” said MTA Chairman Pat Foye, a Cuomo appointee.
“The adding of additional uniformed police officers of the MTA, will help ensure the safety and the quality of life for our eight million customers daily.”