Behind the Subway Arrests Controversy Roiling NYC

Call my mom, Adrian Napier can be heard on cellphone video telling a bystander moments before police rushed onto the subway train, some with their guns drawn. Images catch the crowd of New York Police Department officers pulling Napier from his seat, as he sits with his hands in the air, and pushing him onto his stomach on the floor where he is arrested and led away. Later, one of the officers explains the arrest to an onlooker. He did not pay his fare, Democratic presidential hopeful Julin Castro. For many of those viewers, activists say, the incident highlights a growing tension in New York Citys subways. The fares went up again this year to $2.75, while state authorities rolled …