NYC subway

Memes mocking the NYPD patrolling subways have been filling social media timelines after New York City cops proved to be ineffective, at best, in finding Brooklyn train shooting suspect Frank James on their own.

The Brooklyn subway shooting happened despite a "record" number of NYPD police officers being assigned to patrol the city's train stations as crime has surged in the world's largest rapid transit system.

A Black man accused of attacking women on the subway in New York City was indicted for hate crimes because prosecutors say he specifically targeted "light-skinned women" with violence.

A police confrontation this weekend turned violent, according to a video posted to social media that showed NYPD officers punching a group of mostly Black teenagers in a subway station in Brooklyn early Saturday morning.

Critics of an initiative to stop fare evasion say residents living in poverty are punished and harkens back to New York's so-called Broken Windows policing that helped foster the mass criminalization of nonviolent Black and brown people.

“This was an unfortunate incident on the subway at Christmas time where lots of people lose their tempers," the woman's lawyer said in her defense.