It's (Not) Showtime: Why There's a Crackdown on Subway Performers
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Arrests of performers on the subway have more than quadrupled this year, according to The New York Times. Transit reporter Matt Flegenheimer and crime reporter J. David Goodman explain how the arrests of dancers is in keeping with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's "Broken Windows" vision of policing, and take your calls on whether you think the performers should stay or go. Plus, Rayquan Perez, who dances with the group 2Live on the 4 and 2 lines, talks about what it's like to perform on the train.
Highlight: Rayquan Perez Describes Subway Dancing
@BrianLehrer tired of them dudes almost kicking me in my face, Brian Lehrer— Tahir Jetter (@tahirtweets) July 31, 2014
@BrianLehrer If I'm close to them, it's annoying as heck, if they are at other end of car and I can ignore them, then whatever.— JB (@jonnyvampire) July 31, 2014
@BrianLehrer The dancers are not as bad as the drummers. In fact, I would pay the drummers to NOT drum on my subway carriage.— JM (@JaaayEmmm) July 31, 2014