NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s latest plan to tackle both crime and homelessness in subways is rolling into action. Police have logged more than a half-dozen attacks in trains and stations over the holiday weekend. Mayor Eric Adams announced a new subway safety plan Friday. It involves sending more police, mental health clinicians and social service outreach workers into the subways. Adams spokesperson Fabien Levy said Monday that a “phased-in” implementation was beginning. The plan notes that many people who use the subways for shelter need help, not handcuffs. But it says police will crack down on sleeping, littering, smoking, doing drugs or hanging out in the subway system.
Photo: FILE – A man sleeps on subway train seats, in New York, on April 14, 2021.New York Mayor Eric Adams is announcing a plan to boost safety in the city’s sprawling subway network and try to stop homeless people from sleeping on trains or living in stations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)