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NYPD Sparks Outrage for Escorting Proud Boys to Subway, Allowing Them to Evade Fare

HeadlineJan 05, 2023

In other news from New York, the NYPD is facing new backlash after officers escorted members of the far-right Proud Boys to a subway station, apparently helping them evade their fares, after they sought to disrupt a “Drag Story Hour” — a popular reading event for children — at a Queens library in late 2022.

Brenna Lip: “Proud Boys don’t have to pay for the fare?”

Proud Boy 1: “No, we’re special.”

Brenna Lip: “Proud Boys don’t have to pay for the fare?

Proud Boy 1: “We’re special. Thank you.”

Brenna Lip: “You don’t have to pay for the fare? Wow!”

Proud Boy 1: “Appreciate it. From your taxes.”

Brenna Lip: “Proud Boys don’t have to pay for the fare.”

Proud Boy 1: “Oh, thank you.”

Brenna Lip: “That is insane. Proud Boys don’t have to pay for the fare.”

Proud Boy 2: “Three dollars. Three dollars.”

NYPD officer: “I just need you to” —

Brenna Lip: “Oh, I have to pay for the fare, but they don’t?”

Unidentified: “Right.”

Brenna Lip: “Is that the situation you’re saying?”

NYPD officer: “That’s correct.”

New York City authorities have been cracking down on fare evasion, flooding subway stations with police, leading to assaults on passengers and arrests.

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