New York City reinstituting bag checks to combat rising subway crime

March 06, 2024

"We have crisis in our subway system right now. So our subway system right now is in a state of emergency," said Charlton D'Souza of Passengers United. There are several things we are reinstituting in the system," Adams said. My big thing is guns," Adams said. The city is also surging 1,000 more cops into the subways on 12-hour shifts in response to crime on the transit system going up 13% since last year.