December 23, 2011
Free holiday rides from Johnnie Walker, DOT
The New York City Department of Transportation is once again sponsoring free rides during the holiday through its You the Manfree voucher program.
In a partnership with Johnnie Walker, the DOT is handing out 4,000 single-ride MetroCards and 1,500 $15 debit cards to use in the city’s 13,000-plus taxicabs, participating livery car services, MTA, PATH, NJ Transit or other ticketing machines from until noon on Jan. 1.
The free cards will be handed out today at 5 p.m. at the St. George Ferry Terminal at Staten Island and at the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn.
More free cards will be handed out Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. on the Upper East Side at 2nd Avenue at 86th Street and in Harlem at Broadway & 125th Street.
Police Tactic: Keeping Crime Reports Off the Books
Guy Calaf for The New York Times
Katherine Davis said that when a man climbed through her living room window, the police did not take an official report.
Published: December 30, 2011
Jill Korber walked into a drab police station in Queens in July to report that a passing bicyclist had groped her two days in a row. She left in tears, frustrated, she said, by the response of the first officer she encountered.
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Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
Jill Korber was frustrated by the Police Department’s response after she was groped by a passing cyclist two days in a row.
“He told me it would be a waste of time, because I didn’t know who the guy was or where he worked or anything,” said Ms. Korber, 34, a schoolteacher. “His words to me were, ‘These things happen.’ He said those words.”
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