2012-04-05 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: A MAJORITY OF ROBBERY VICTIMS ON THE SUBWAY WERE TARGETED WHILE THEY WERE SLEEPING DURING THEIR COMMUTE. THEREFORE, POLICE ISSUED A WARNING RECENTLY TO COMMUTERS TO STAY AWAKE AT ALL TIMES. DOES THIS SCARE YOU AND HOW DO YOU SAFEGUARD YOUR BELONGINGS IN THE EVENT THAT YOU FALL ASLEEP?
Compiled by Bill O’Neill




“It doesn’t really scare me. Common sense: If you fall asleep on the train, something might happen to you. To keep safe, don’t flash your stuff” –Vanessa Serrano, The Bronx “It doesn’t really scare me. Common sense: If you fall asleep on the train, something might happen to you. To keep safe, don’t flash your stuff” –Vanessa Serrano, The Bronx

“I actually am frightened about the idea. I’m a black belt in ju-jitsu, so I feel that I have to keep my guard up at all times. I keep my belongings close on the train. I don’t trust anybody on the train.” –Jonathan Kudman, Mill Basin “I actually am frightened about the idea. I’m a black belt in ju-jitsu, so I feel that I have to keep my guard up at all times. I keep my belongings close on the train. I don’t trust anybody on the train.” –Jonathan Kudman, Mill Basin

“It’s scary that somebody would come up to you and do that. In the morning, I see the homeless sleeping on the train and it scares me because they are vulnerable at that point. Personally, I keep my belongings close by my side. And I always watch out for groups of kids after school. They always try to do something — to show off.” –Hugo Ardon, Brtighton Beach “It’s scary that somebody would come up to you and do that. In the morning, I see the homeless sleeping on the train and it scares me because they are vulnerable at that point. Personally, I keep my belongings close by my side. And I always watch out for groups of kids after school. They always try to do something — to show off.” –Hugo Ardon, Brtighton Beach

“No, it doesn’t scare me. This is New York City. You should be aware that there are consequences if you fall asleep on the train. Keep your belongings tightly by your side.” –Roslyn Bourne, Canarsie “No, it doesn’t scare me. This is New York City. You should be aware that there are consequences if you fall asleep on the train. Keep your belongings tightly by your side.” –Roslyn Bourne, Canarsie

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