All’s Fare in MTA & NYPD

The Avoidable

As I write this, a young black man is probably being handcuffed. He is most likely on his way to the precinct for something he could have avoided. To be perfectly honest I do not feel a bit of sorrow for his situation. One thing about me is I keep it 100% real, especially when I'm writing these blog posts. So, I will tell my story and let you be the judge.

I get dropped off to the Aqueduct A-Train station so I can hear home from a long night at work. I see a NYPD officer going into one of their secret room in the train station as I swipe my metrocard. I had just missed my train, so now I have to wait about 20 minutes for the next one to come. One thing I have noticed about this particular train station is since the Casino opened, Police presence has been increased. Understandably, with people leaving the casino with their new found fortunes anything could happen to them.

I'm sitting for about 5 minutes when a group of young black adults, ranging from the ages of 20-25 come into the train station. A group of 3 men and 3 women. Now you know anyone coming from a perceived good time are automatically loud, regardless of race. Same goes for this particular group. They go to buy their metrocards to pay the fare. While doing this they become increasingly obnoxious, but a none threat to anybody. Just some young people trying to have a good time.

One young man and his female companion swipe their metrocard, with the young lady going through the turnstile in front. Two people going through on one swipe. I'm thinking ,"This Cop is going to come out any minute." I kept my eye on the door. Before I could finish blinking, he rushes out to apprehend the first group of turnstile jumpers.

While this is going on, the male and female with the loudest mouths are not paying attention to their friends getting booked, repeat the same action infront of the officer. Like really!!!! How dumb can you be???? Realizing his mistake, the loudmouth tries to turn around and pay for his fare now. Of course the officer is not having that, because he already detained the dude's friends, he watched him to through also while he was in the act of detaining.

The last group goes through properly, but the loudmouth starts arguing with the cop. His argument ,"I paid twice. I should not have to give my ID" The Cop's rebuttal," Yeah you paid twice, after you had already came through and realized what was going on with your friends right in your face. You were so busy being loud you did not even notice".

Now LoudMouth is getting upset. He refuses to give his idea on the grounds of his payed twice notion. Then he decides to pull "The Race Card". It becomes almost laughable, simply because your skin color did not put you in your current predicament. Your own stupidity did.

As I left, because my train was coming the officer was about to handcuff him, due to him becoming increasingly aggressive. Now he went from a fine to possible getting arrested all for $2.25 I just thought about, "What if this was my son who did this?" What do you think my reaction would be????

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