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criminal justice advocates call on de blasio to provide discount fares for poor new yorkers

As of May 15, 5,137 people have been arrested for fare evasion this year. Criminal justice advocates gathered outside City Hall this morning to call on Mayor de Blasio to fund discount transit fares for poor New Yorkers. Chanting “Mr. Mayor, swipe us in!” representatives from public defender organizations and community groups across the city recounted […]