As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data
The MTA is plowing ahead with its promised crackdown on fare beaters, though police won't say who, exactly, they are targeting.
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 6:47 PM
Harlem Man Beats Summons For Turnstile Jumping After MetroCard Data Proves His Innocence
John Tran is now suing the city and the NYPD for violating his civil rights, and to shine a spotlight on what he says is the NYPD's unconstitutional and racist fare evasion enforcement.
Updated: Mar 4, 2019 1:08 PM
Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile
A teenager managed to get stuck in a subway turnstile on Tuesday, somehow wedging himself atop one of those egg slicer gates, while unwittingly posing for a Frank Reynolds-style Instagram photo.
Updated: Sep 27, 2017 12:21 PM
De Blasio: Turnstile Jumping Is 'Not An Economic Issue' For NYers Who Get Arrested
"They have money on them, so it's not an economic issue from everything we can see."
Updated: Aug 9, 2017 5:09 PM
Manhattan DA Will End Criminal Prosecution Of Fare Beaters This Fall
Police will be encouraged to give summonses instead of arresting turnstile jumpers, starting in September of this year, the DA's office announced today.
Updated: Jun 30, 2017 4:24 PM
De Blasio Declines To Fund Half-Price MetroCards For New Yorkers Living In Poverty
"I lament that we were not able to come to an agreement to support poverty-stricken New Yorkers struggling to pay for public transportation," City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez said.
Updated: Jun 7, 2017 5:47 PM
Activists Protest 'Broken Windows' With Free MetroCard Swipes
The #SwipeItForward Campaign is seeking to draw attention to the large number of people of color ticketed or arrested for fare evasion.
Updated: Nov 2, 2016 5:21 PM
Video: Cop Beats Alleged Fare Beater With Nightstick
This video was shot moments after the suspect, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, attempted to fare-beat at the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway JMZ station yesterday just before 8 p.m.
Updated: Nov 21, 2014 12:53 PM
NYPD: Man Poses As Cop To Steal Kid's Cellphone
The fake cop claimed he needed to take some pictures.
Updated: Nov 12, 2014 8:51 AM
Rookie Cop Shot In Crown Heights Was Pursuing Bus Fare-Beater
The suspect and another male had entered the rear door of a B46 bus without paying.
Updated: Feb 27, 2014 10:10 AM
Fugitive Subway Fare-Beater Begs Mechanic To Remove Handcuffs
"I tried to convince him, hold on I will help you out," the mechanic said. "He thought I was going to get a key but that was never in my mind."
Updated: Sep 14, 2011 1:02 PM
Daily News Reporter: Kids, MTA Fare-Beating Will Ruin Your Life
Cheating the MTA is a gateway to a life of inequity and sorrow, or so implies the Daily News' Pete Donahue, who interviewed a 17-year-old freeloader.
Updated: Sep 12, 2011 2:14 PM
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