Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Calling on MTA Board to Ban Repeat Subway Sex Offenders

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:08

"I applaud the NYPD's successful investigation and arrest of one of the worst serial sex offenders on the New York City subway, and support their efforts to ban this individual from the system. This is a common sense issue, which is why I am calling on the MTA Board to end the repeated victimization of riders on our subways and buses and enact a lifetime ban on any individual who engages in such abhorrent behavior. The definition of insanity would be to allow this conduct to continue unabated and somehow expect our transit system to improve. The NYPD is right to seek this ban, and now it is the MTA's responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient system by taking action against these repeat offenders once and for all."