For Manhattan Fare Beaters, One-Way Ticket to Court May Be Over


June 30, 2017 | New York Times

For Manhattan Fare Beaters, One-Way Ticket to Court May Be Over

Even as crime has fallen to record lows in recent years, the police have continued to haul thousands of fare beaters into the city’s criminal courts, filling the calendars with cases that often end with the defendants pleading guilty and being sentenced to the time they had already been in jail. Now, the Manhattan district…