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I have heard this from 3 people now and I am trying to find the law being used.

In the NYC Transit system, if a party is even questioned by NYPD (something happens where they call in your drivers license), if said person has received 2 or more tickets in the system, whether paid/case closed or not, that party is going to the pokie for processing.

Without anything pending in the courts, what law are they using that allows them to detain someone?

It's some sort of indexing system. I don't see how it could be legal either.

  • In NYC Transit?? – msh210 Aug 18 '15 at 6:02
  • yes, as indicated in the post. – NIX Aug 18 '15 at 11:16
  • Okay, just making sure, because you mentioned a driver license, that you didn't mean something like MTA Bridges and Tunnels. – msh210 Aug 18 '15 at 12:38
  • In NYC, you can be jailed for not having ID, anywhere in the city. – NIX Aug 18 '15 at 13:48
  • @NIX: Citation needed. – Nate Eldredge Aug 18 '15 at 14:29

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