Let’s admit it, nothing reeks of rite of passage than the trying to beat the toll fare and police brawl confrontation. It’s simply part of growing up if you’re a nuanced hardened NY’er. Right?
That said, it’s time to draw focus on the ‘chabang’ going on the video- to be blunt it’s a free for all. Fists, pocket books being flung and as you will soon hear a lot of wailing and the pandemonium exalting of by standers – half of whom are rooting for the cops, the other half rooting for the fare trespassing seeking truants.
In the end the cops get their would be fare beaters and the world once again subdues into a dim hum.
Such are the disorderly affairs of the NYC subway system, but then again you probably have a story or two yourself…