The posters are aimed at young people, and have phrases many have probably heard on transit before, showing cartoons with sayings like "Hey sweetie, what's your number? Erika Hunter is one of the students from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary that pitched the idea to transit police and TransLink, then co-designed the posters, which will be on the transit system and social media for the next two months. We figured maybe if people were equipped with the knowledge of how to react to sexual crime on transit as bystanders they would be more likely to do something about it. Poster co-designer Sakura Rashidi said, "Hopefully when riders see these ads they will understand that sexual assault can be as subtle as an inappropriate, unwanted comment or unwanted gesture, such as touching the thigh or behind. Transit police say sexual offences were reported on Metro Vancouver's transit system in But it's believed the number of incidents is likely much higher, as many incidents go unreported by both victims and witnesses.
NY Gov. announces 3-year ban of sex offenders from transit
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Cuomo proposed banning repeat and high-risk sexual offenders from accessing the MTA subway, bus and rail systems. The governor will advance legislation authorizing the MTA to issue orders prohibiting individuals who commit repeat sex-related violations of the MTA code of conduct, or who are high-risk sex offenders Level 3 , from using MTA transportation services for a period of three years. This proposal is in response to a number of recent MTA incidents involving repeat sex offenders. Cuomo said. If we want our public transit system to improve, we need balance between someone's right to access public transit and the riders' right to safety, which is why I am proposing a three-year ban from the MTA transit systems as a penalty for individuals who repeatedly engage in this abhorrent behavior.
Transit Sex Offense Awareness
You can also download our Sex Crimes Awareness brochure. Menu New York's Finest. Transit Sex Offense Awareness Being groped or flashed should not be part of your subway ride. The NYPD is committed to preventing and addressing sex crimes in the subways. Tips Remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 1 year ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Adoncia Cayouette, 19, was waiting at a Calgary bus shelter in when a man groped her, demanded oral sex and hit her when she refused. Bus stops are where some of Canada's most violent transit-related sex crimes take place.