NYPD to crack down on counterfeit license plates, hoping to prevent more violent crimes

The NYPD and Department of Transportation are cracking down on counterfeit paper license plates, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, as the NYPD has noticed a trend in the link between the fakes and various other crimes, including violent offenses.

De Blasio called it “a growing problem which links to many other problems.” 

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