By 11 pm the metro train is standing at the World Trade Center station, the last in New York, and passengers begin dismounting as soon as the door opens. These displaced people prefer to live on these underground trains, the safest place to sleep. Trains and stations provide a safe place that homeless people cannot find on the streets. Last weekend, four men were brutally murdered while sleeping on the pavement.
One woman said she lived on the World Trade Center seats and decided to live at the station because she believed her privacy. "Most people stop to ask me why I sleep here, but they leave me alone." She said the police sometimes asked her to change her location, but she was not bothered to just change her place. The New York subway station is better than the city's shelters, which are usually overcrowded and usually dangerous. Most ordinary New York subway passengers have seen many people living on the train, or at the underground station, sometimes asking them some money. The displaced have become an integral part of the underground train experience.
New York Governor Andrew Como wants to change the habit. He instructs the city's international transport authorities to tackle the problem of homeless people on trains and stations. They said employing about 500 police could help solve the problem. Defenders of displaced persons, however, reject what the transport authority says, saying that criminalizing the stay of displaced people on trains and stations would keep them away from much-needed assistance.
Historically, 700 international police officers have been deployed to bridges, tunnels and stations. New York police have assigned 2,500 police to the subway. "The number of homeless people is on the rise in the New York metro, but their standard of living continues to deteriorate," Como, who has avoided using the metro for a few years, said in an interview with a local radio.
Therefore, the New York International Transport Police will be charged with enforcing the Transportation Authority's laws, which state that sleeping in the subway will be prohibited because it disturbs passengers. Requires prosecution.