New Yorkers Are Abusing Public Transit Workers

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Attacks on subway staffers are up 16 percent so far this year, while 74 bus drivers have also been assaulted, leading Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelson to blame "economic hopelessness," MTA cuts, and a strange disregard for his people's well-being. "If there were two sanitation workers, or police officers or City Council members being assaulted every week in New York City, they'd call in the National Guard to stop those assaults from happening," he said. [NYDN]