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Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Bix Willis Komita Moussa, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The NYPD believes that arresting turnstile jumpers allows for the capture of greater criminals, however, the District Attorney's decision to reduce the consequences of turnstile jumping aids low-income and minority residents, for whom the consequences of jail time and an arrest record can be catastrophic.