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NYC subway riders dismiss police plan to wake snoozing passengers

NYC subway riders dismiss police plan to wake snoozing passengers

Even in the city that never sleeps, there's at least one place New Yorkers value a little shuteye.

On late-night and early-morning subway rides, it's common to see passengers dozing off (or passing out) on the way home. But New York City's police commissioner is sounding the alarm. More than half of all subway crime in the past year involved a sleeping victim. And now he's instructing police officers to wake sleeping passengers in an effort to keep them safe.

Prudent idea? Maybe. But Bratton's shake-and-wake plan wasn't sitting well with some passengers.

Being able to doze during a commute — if you can get a seat — is one of the little luxuries that sets...

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