Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said Thursday the 250 cops recently added to the city’s subway system should be on trains and platforms around the clock, amid what he called a “horrifying” rise in violent transit crimes.
“Those officers should be permanent and 24/7, just like our subway system,” Yang said at a press conference in the Bronx.
“Bill de Blasio recently called for 250 more officers in addition to the approximately 3,000 that are stationed on our subway platform, but those 250 unfortunately are temp, auxiliary and it’s just during rush hours,” said Yang, who appeared to conflate the auxiliary officers added on top of the 250 shifts the paid, full-time officers would conduct.
“Meanwhile, our subways run 24/7,” he said. “I’m not even sure what rush hour means right now.”
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