Sau vụ nổ súng tàu điện ngầm, New York vật lộn với câu hỏi về an toàn

Lực lượng Vệ binh Quốc gia tham gia tuần tra hệ thống, người dân New York cho biết họ không cảm thấy an toàn, đặc biệt sau vụ nổ súng ở tàu điện ngầm ở Brooklyn

The subway crime that Jimmy Sumampow had been hearing about in recent years — as well as his own experience — had already led him to make plans to leave New York City. Then, on Friday, he saw a video online of the shooting on an A train this week.

In interviews across the city this week, New Yorkers wrestled with a question that cut to the core of the city’s identity: Is the subway system (hệ thống tàu điện ngầm) safe? Subway crime data in recent years shows a muddled picture, and just as they have in surveys of riders and polls of residents (khảo sát người đi tàu và thăm dò ý kiến của người dân), New Yorkers’ opinions diverge.

But barely more than a week after Gov. Kathy Hochul sent the National Guard and State Police into the subway to increase security (tăng cường an ninh) and help ease New Yorkers’ fears, the shooting seemed to underscore the limits of law (nhấn mạnh giới hạn của pháp luật) enforcement’s ability to improve safety underground.

The shooting took place seconds after the train arrived at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where the Police Department maintains an outpost, Transit District 30, that is regularly staffed by officers. Moments before the shooting, two additional officers entered the station to inspect the platforms and train cars, Kaz Daughtry, the Police Department’s deputy commissioner (phó ủy viên) of operations, said at a news conference on Friday.

While the total number of major crimes was similar in 2023 to the years before the pandemic, the system has still regained only about 70 percent of its average daily ridership, suggesting the per-ride crime rate is higher today than it once was. And some categories of crime that cause New Yorkers particular alarm, such as felony assault (tội hành hung), have risen far above prepandemic (tiền đại dịch) levels.

Others said the protesters (người biểu tình) did not understand the fears of riding the subway. Jesenia Ramirez, a 44-year-old entrepreneur, prefers the hassle of buses, and the expense of taxis or rental cars, to the anxiety she feels when she takes the train. Part of her concern, she explained, is that because the subway system is so sprawling (ngổn ngang) there is no way for police officers or Guard members to patrol (tuần tra) it all.

source: nytimes,

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