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Friday, November 20, 2009

"Sexual Harassment Is ‘No. 1 Quality of Life Offense’ on Subways"

Yesterday there was a public hearing on harassment and assault in the subways. There, the police called sexual harassment "No. 1 Quality of Life Offense." Hey NYPD, people talking loudly on their cell phones is a quality of life offense. Harassment and assault is violence.

Still, we are glad the NYPD has taken notice and grateful for all the press on the issue:

"Subway Perv Reports Going Up" Metro International. (Check out the sidebar on the next generation of Hollaback!)

"Sexual Harassment Is ‘No. 1 Quality of Life Offense’ on Subways, Police Say" New York Times. (Check out the mention of New Yorkers for Safe Transit, co-founded by HollabackNYC!)

"Subway Harassment Complaints On The Rise" NY1.

"Complaints of sexual abuse on subway worst in Manhattan" New York Post

"Gal's wild 'goosed' chase" New York Post (Note: Oraia is helping us launch the Hollaback Iphone app!)

"Police: Subway Sexual Harassment the Top Quality of Life Concern" AMNY. (Check out the quote from Tara Rose, who submitted her story to HollabackNYC a couple weeks ago!)

"Sexual Harassment On Subways An 'Underreported Crime'" Gothamist.