Increased Subway Policing Sparks Protest In New York City

Increased Subway Policing Sparks Protest In New York City

The MTA, which oversees the New York City subway system, approved a plan to hire 500 new transit police officers as they face a $1 billion budget deficit. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: A sign against fare evasion is seen at a subway station on November 14, 2019 in New York City. The MTA, which oversees the New York City subway system, the largest in the United States, is reconsidering a plan to hire 500 new transit police officers as they face a $1 billion budget deficit. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)