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Stop and Frisk Some More

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New Yorker Cesar Carrión reports live from the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue subway station to share his experiences with the National Guard.
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul deployed 1,000 National guard soldiers to patrol New York City’s subway stations this month. In her “Five-Point Plan to Protect New Yorkers on the Subway” bill, Hochul called for an increase in bag checks plus transit bans for those...
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So in response to a recent surge in subway violence,
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Governor Kathy Hochul has deployed 1000 members of the state Police and
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National Guard to patrol the subway system and here to let us
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know the current state of the subway.
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Cesar Carrion, a fellow New Yorker checking in from Roosevelt Ave
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Jackson Heights subway station,
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Caesar. How you doing?
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My brother? It's going,
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well, I'm here like Gene said in Roosevelt Avenue in Queens
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So, it's definitely interesting point of view
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at the moment, I will say,
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got you, man.
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Do you feel safer with all these cops?
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Like what's going on?
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Well, to be honest,
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I, I say perhaps yes,
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it's safe because of everything that's going on in the news.
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but what about when it dies down?
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What about when they're no longer,
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what about when it's no longer being covered in the media for
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you know, two weeks,
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three weeks a month,
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then it becomes the same domino effect or,
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or rather the same cycle as it right back to,
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you know, all the crime,
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all that and then you know how it is,
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man, it's about phases out there did you get bag checked
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when you came in?
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So, act, so I personally did not get bag checked
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because I'm just rolling around with a water with a bottle of
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water. However, once I opened the double doors,
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I did see one gentleman,
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being ID and he had about three bags and so
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they went through every single bag and he looked harmless to me
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So that, that's one of the issues that I have
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is why are you going after people that look harmless?
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Right., you should definitely like,
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if you look suspicious,
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then I agree. Yes.
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Go ahead and, and you know,
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get their backs checked.
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Does this remind you of the stop and frisk arrow with Bloomberg
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Like, is this bringing flashbacks back because bro,
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you remember those days I was getting my uniform on.
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This is, yeah.
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No, 100% it brought like,
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it's like a traumatic experience.
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I remember rolling around high school,
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maybe 8th, 8th grade,
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ninth grade, 10th grade and,
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and, and being stop and frisk at any moment just because
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I have a blue bag on or I have a hoodie.
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So to see that come back in time just proves that history
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always repeats itself. Right.
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And so to me,
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you know, rather than coming up with a solidified solution,
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you know, it seems like they're going back to something that's
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never worked. Right.
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That should never work,
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bro. I'll have my,
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I'll have my whole school uniform on TV.
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Why are you stopping frisking me,
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sir? Do I look like I fucking have any type of
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weapons on me? You had books in your bag?
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That's it. I literally,
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that's what I had in my book bag books.
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So tell me how,
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how do you think this affects everyday subway users?
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Speaking? I, I'll say this right.
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I'll give you an example.
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My father, 64 year old man doesn't want to stop working
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right? You know,
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you know how they are,
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right? When they come as immigrants and they come into
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America, they don't know how to stop working.
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So he tells me himself all the time.
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It's like, all right.
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Well, you know,
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I'm taking a train,
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I see somebody that looks a little dangerous yo,
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Manuel Kju, right?
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To, to, to prevent things from happening and even for
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myself, right? When you see huge lines,
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you see just cops there wasting your time.
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When you're taking a train to go to work,
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it creates chaos in your daily life and it doesn't make us
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comfortable. It doesn't make me feel safe.
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It's just, it's a mess right now.
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It's to, it's totally a mess.
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And thank you,
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Cesar for checking in.
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Where can we follow you and check you out?
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Where can we find you online?
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Yes. So you could definitely follow me on Instagram.
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It's C CE A Z.
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Thank you for having me.
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truly appreciate it and I hope to connect soon.
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Thank you, man.
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Appreciate you. Get home safe,
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man. No, thank you.
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Do you still want to go to New York?
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I do, I still do.
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I'm Colombian. I gotta know where to go and always,
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you know, keep your eye open.
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Papaya. You know,
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like you can't give reason to stop.
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No, no, no.
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You, you know you familiar with the Citizen App?
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Yes. Oh my God.
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Don't stop in New York that I had to it.
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From my every three seconds.
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Women throws a box of roaches that fucking somebody like the most
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randomest shit on citizen.
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I hear sirens here straight to citizen.
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I'm like, I'm like my own little reporter because you can
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broadcast. Oh I did that once you tell me why,
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tell me why I went a little viral.
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Yeah, I went viral on the Citizen.
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A no, it wasn't a crime.
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It was a fire but like a,
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like a wildfire in the mountain and you just,
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I Yeah, and it started blowing up.
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I went live in New York one time.
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It was a subway fire bullshit.
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Somebody had jumped in front of a train.
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Oh Yeah. Don't tell me.
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It's a, don't tell me it's a subway fire with this
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fucking guy like three carts under.
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Yeah, I think I saved this.
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I saved that shit.
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But anyways on to the next story.