Some 30,000 people were arrested last year for the offense listed in New York’s penal code at section 165.15, or “theft of services,” the vague official designation for turnstile-jumping.
‘There exists a moral obligation to help the most vulnerable and afflicted populations in our society. This entails prioritizing housing for those in need, including individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. ‘
The de Blasio administration says there’s need for city-subsidized housing across a wide range of incomes. But data indicates middle-class households face a far less severe affordability problem.