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Brooklyn Churro Vendor’s Arrest Spurs Ongoing Subway Policing Outrage

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Plus, the Quality Branded team is opening another restaurant — and more intel

Video shows police handcuffing a Brooklyn subway churro vendor

An onlooker posted a video to Twitter on Saturday morning showing police handcuff a subway churro vendor in Brooklyn. Outrage has been building against police for handcuffing the woman, who spoke in Spanish, crying as they walk her and her cart away. The videographer curses at the cops several times and asks them repeatedly why they were arresting the woman, with one police officer responding that “It’s illegal to sell food inside the subway stations.”

Outrage against the incident has been growing on Twitter, including city comptroller Scott Stringer who tweeted that “this kind of enforcement doesn’t make anyone safer” and that the incident “raises serious questions about the increased police presence in our subways.” An NYPD spokesperson told the Post that the churro vendor had been “issued 10 summonses in the last five months for unlicensed vending at the same station.” Police eventually uncuffed the woman and gave her another summons.

This is the latest incident in growing unrest over policing on the New York City subway. A 1,000-person demonstration in late October that protested police brutality and recent crackdowns on fare evasion turned violent.

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