Kathy Hochul’s latest terrible idea: Militarized public transit

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I get it. Any time there’s a violent assault on people using a public transit system, public officials feel compelled to “do something.” But New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) reaction to the spike in crime on the New York City transit system is likely to either make the problem worse or create entirely new problems. Yes, Guard units help out in the wake of natural disasters. But most Guard personnel are not military police or trained in police procedures, constitutional law, and related civil liberties statutes. If Hochul puts armed New York National Guard personnel on New York City’s...