New York City – It’s an express train – to the bad old days.
Cops are giving homeless people and panhandlers in the subways the kid-glove treatment, arresting subterranean scofflaws far less frequently than just two years ago, data show.
The ranks of the homeless in the subways, meanwhile, have swelled to 1,841 this year – a 13 percent increase over last year’s tally, the city’s Department of Homeless Services says.
For straphangers, it has created an atmosphere of fear.
Read more at the New York Post.