Black, Latinx ‘commuters are disproportionately criminalized by fare evasion policies,’ Dem Rep. says

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U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) evidently doesn’t want cops arresting turnstile jumpers and other fare-dodging scofflaws who are accessing public transportation, an idea that is getting minimal traction on social media.

The far-left, race-obsessed ‘Squad’ member has sponsored a bill that would abolish what she considers the “criminalization” of fare enforcement as part of a plan to allocate taxpayer dollars to states and localities to offset presumably lost fare revenues. These government grants could potentially eliminate subway and bus fares and thereby enable passengers to ride for free.

According to a summary of the bill co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass), “The Freedom to Move Act is a critical step forward and would make transportation more safe, green, reliable, and free for transit riders.”

On Saturday, the Boston-area congresswoman took to Twitter to remind her approximately 560,000 followers of the wisdom of her legislation:

“Black and Latinx commuters are disproportionately criminalized by fare evasion policies. Congress must pass my Freedom to Move Act to grant Black and brown riders the freedom to navigate their community without fear.”

Pressley previously claimed that fair enforcement inordinately targets minority groups.

Separately, according to various media outlets, Pressley deleted a tweet expressing support for actor Will Smith who slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening.

Rock’s quip compared the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith to that of Demi Moore in her star turn in 1997’s “G.I. Jane.”

“#Alopecia nation stand up! Thank you #WillSmith. Shout out to all the husbands who defend their wives living with alopecia in the face of daily ignorance & insults. Women with baldies are for real men only. Boys need not apply,” she reportedly asserted on the social media platform.

In response to Pressley’s tweet about the Freedom to Move Act, many social media users are suggesting that the lawmaker metaphorically should stay in her lane.

Here is just a sample:


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