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Sometimes farebeating is OK, says (NYC) City Councilman Robert Jackson
New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2012, 1:00 AM | Kerry Burke and Pete Donohue

Posted on 05/28/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai

There's a time and a place for everything—even farebeating, in one City Councilman’s opinion.

Councilman Robert Jackson said he told his wife to duck under the turnstiles at the 181st Street station on the A line, which had a broken MetroCard machine, rather than walk to a staffed entrance at 184th Street.

“I told her to go under,” Jackson said. “I would have gone under. Whoever goes to buy a MetroCard should be entitled to a free ride if the machines aren’t working, if there’s no token booth clerk there,” he added. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: obamanation
Nothing like a politician that stands for the rule of law, right? Jackson (D) represents Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights on the NY City Council.
1 posted on 05/28/2012 3:12:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Another fine Obama supporter making the news.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, at first I thought the headline said “faceeating.”


3 posted on 05/28/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

I thought it said “faceBEATING” at first, LOL.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 3:24:17 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

Er “FACEbeating”, that is. Guess I should emphasize the part I misread.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 3:25:22 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: conservative98

And a fine Muslim, IINM.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If you want to send him an email:

rjackson@council.nyc.gov

or contact the speaker:

http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/contact_the_speaker.shtml

have at it, Freepers!


7 posted on 05/28/2012 3:31:15 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

I now wonder if his viewpoints are guided by Shari’a.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 3:32:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Criminality is being mainstreamed.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 3:34:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

A man should only attempt to jump over subway turnstiles if he’s rushing to Thailand.

(An old joke — the punchline invokes the capital of Thailand.)


10 posted on 05/28/2012 3:36:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Olog-hai
I now wonder if his viewpoints are guided by Shari’a.

If he's Muslim, and they're not, then he is apostate and automatically sentenced to death.

There's no waffling in Islam - it's like being pregnant, you either are, or you're not.

The greatest treachery George Bush ever perpitrated was fronting the "moderate Muslim" meme. It has been an absolute catastrophe not only for America, but for the entire world. It is the single most successful Taqiyya ever created by Muslims, and our own president validated and institutionalized it.

11 posted on 05/28/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Olog-hai

O hooded St. Skittles,
Ye without limit,
Pray for this misguided representative of your people,
Fill the empty void of his conscience with wisdom,
As the watermelon juice cocktail fills the metal cylinder,
And in your mercy save him from his infinite buffoonery yo.
Peace out.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 3:48:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Inner city violence has gotten out of hand. Our only hope is to pray to Saint Skittles.)
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To: Olog-hai

Before I opened the post I knew if Obama had a son like Jackson his name would be Twa ‘Drayne or whatever...


13 posted on 05/28/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

When my friends and I were teens, we’d do that “what’s the capital of Thailand” joke and mercilessly punch or knee the unsuspecting person down there.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 3:55:24 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
If he did that, he'd bang his..... oh.... got it.

/johnny

15 posted on 05/28/2012 4:06:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai
So let me get this straight. You walk into a subway station that is unstaffed - nobody there to pay a fare to. The machines that take the fares are broken. And you are expected to turn around and go find another subway station that will take your money?

Sorry, but I can't sign on to this. I'm climbing under those turnstiles and catching my train. If they want to send me a bill later, fine, I'll pay it. But I need to get to work or go wherever I'm going now, not later.

This is similar to what happens in Boston all the time with regard to parking meters. If I find a metered space in Boston and the meter is busted (won't take my money), I'm still parking there. I'm not going to get into my car and drive around the block another 20 times looking for a working meter. My time is too valuable for that.

16 posted on 05/28/2012 4:17:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Sorry, but I can’t sign on to this. I’m climbing under those turnstiles and catching my train. If they want to send me a bill later, fine, I’ll pay it. But I need to get to work or go wherever I’m going now, not later.
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Wow. Back when I had a nearly hour commute and any number of variables could make me late for work, I did something I call “contingency planning” instead of breaking the law. Maybe I should have thrown caution to the wind and just driven 70-80 or so on the interstate rather than leave a few minutes early just in case I had trouble finding a parking space.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 4:37:27 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Does the punchline also involve kathoeys . . . ?


18 posted on 05/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SamAdams76
It’s not an unstaffed station; just an unstaffed entrance, at 181st Street. There was a staffed entrance three blocks north, at 184th Street. If there’s anything the NYC subway would not have, it would be unstaffed stations, which is remarkable for such a large system and equally remarkable for having used the Metrocard for as long as it has. I don’t have the same kind of experience with the MBTA to compare, honestly.
19 posted on 05/28/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SamAdams76

I’m with SamAdams76 on this. If a highway toll booth is closed, I’m not going to sit there for who knows how long to wait for someone to show up and take my money. And I’m not going to try to find an alternate route, if there is one.
No, I’m going to drive right on through and not lose a wink of sleep over it.

Reminds me of the old Candid Camera show that had installed a “traffic signal” on a sidewalk to see how pedestrians would react when the light turned red. Interestingly, many would actually stop in the middle of a sidewalk and wait for the light to turn green, then proceed on their way. Amazing.


20 posted on 05/28/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Olog-hai
It’s not an unstaffed station; just an unstaffed entrance, at 181st Street. There was a staffed entrance three blocks north, at 184th Street.

So people are expected to know that and then trudge back up the stairs/escalator and walk three blocks uptown just so they can pay their fare? I've been to Manhattan often enough to know that those blocks are l-o-n-g.

If the NYC subway system really wants to save money on fare collectors, just do what the toll roads are doing and issue passengers those E-Z passes in the form of proximity HID cards. Just slip one of those into your wallet and the turnstiles will let you through as soon as you come up to them.

21 posted on 05/28/2012 5:18:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Street blocks are not long in Manhattan. Avenue blocks are. And unless the MTA’s suddenly gone more incompetent than normal, there would be signs indicating where unstaffed and staffed entrances are.


22 posted on 05/28/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
It’s not an unstaffed station; just an unstaffed entrance, at 181st Street. There was a staffed entrance three blocks north, at 184th Street.

So ... you expect an elderly woman to walk three city blocks just so that the MTA can get their buck? Yeah, I know the guy's a democrat and if you crossed one of his sacred cows he wouldn't show the slightest compassion to your situation - but we should be a little bit less petty then that.

23 posted on 05/28/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Olog-hai

So when I go to the bakery and the corner store and the guy is in the back while I’m waiting to make my purchase, I should be entitled to take my stuff and leave without paying if I don’t have exact change and I don’t have the time to wait for him to finish doing whatever’s so important while there’s a customer whose time is really, really valuable.


24 posted on 05/28/2012 6:24:58 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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25 posted on 05/28/2012 6:28:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Tanniker Smith

“So ... you expect an elderly woman to walk three city blocks just so that the MTA can get their buck?”

So is public transportation a right? Is she entitled to expect public transportation to always be available to her? I’ve never had that expectation and have always made sure I had alternate transportation plans, including taxi and rental car agency numbers in my purse.


26 posted on 05/28/2012 6:31:50 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: eclecticEel

. . . and the guy didn’t suggest that elderly folk break the law either. Besides, IINM, there would be signs at the top of the station entrance indicating whether it’s accessible for people with special needs, so the descent (or ascent, in the case of elevated railroads) to the trains wouldn’t begin there. It’s kinda like how there aren’t bus stops at every street corner (well, in some cities there used to be, e.g. Bayonne NJ, but they stopped that due to the average speed dropping to maybe ½-mph or so) . . .


27 posted on 05/28/2012 7:10:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SamAdams76

I’m with you on this one Sam. I don’t see a big issue here.


28 posted on 05/28/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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