[NYPOST] If you’re wondering why not a week now goes by without news of another perv groping, grinding, exposing or even attacking innocents on the subway, well: Blame the state Assembly.
The NYPD puts a high priority on nabbing these sickos. But while it can arrest them and provide evidence that leads to a conviction, it can’t keep them off the trains or out of the stations because state law has no provision for an outright ban of even the worst serial offenders.
Men like chronic offender Jermaine Hampton, 35, busted in May for rubbing his groin against a 21-year-old woman standing on a northbound 4 train. He was repeating the very same crime for which he was on a 10-year probation, police say. The registered Level 1 sex offender has been charged five times for transit sex crimes since 2016, in multiple boroughs.
Or like Giovanni Verdelli, 67, but with more than 70 arrests ‐ caught again last week after sexually assaulting an off-duty traffic cop on the L train. A homeless man who goes by the name Gian, he also faces charges for an incident where he slipped his hand up the skirt of a 37-year-old mom, then groped her. His "excuse": The train was crowded.
"If this case doesn’t point to why we should continue to push for a ban on the subways, I don’t know what does," said Commissioner James O’Neill. "This is what’s the definition of crazy, right? Keep doing the same thing and expecting different results ‐ so that’s why we’re pushing to get the law changed."
Even the heavily Democratic state Senate sees the sense in barring proven predators from public transit. It passed Sen. Diane Savino’ s "Subway Grinder Bill" unanimously this year, but the Assembly refused to even take it up ‐ for the sixth year in a row.
The lower chamber is dominated by "politicians" who find some reason to reject every "get tough" measure that comes their way, whether it involves violent crime, dangerous driving, frightening mental illness or a host of other public menaces.
"These are not your run-of-the-mill perverts," Savino said after The Post reported that Rajesh Gami was released from jail with no bail after an arrest for stalking and groping a 16-year-old girl on the subway five times in less than two months.
You're going the idiot way of India and Japan over this. Not new laws but better judges to enforce existing laws is the answer. What is aggressive groping if not attempt to rape, or molestation ? What is stalking if not conspiracy and attempt to confine, or even to murder or rape ? Any lawgiver with a modicum of sense and involvement with the real human world can interpret the same crimes as falling under existing laws and charge them strictly. When a man can be charged for 'aggravated assault' when he's defending his girl, or a dog deemed 'dangerous to society' if he bites a person out of fear , can't the judges show some imagination on this ?
For that matter, if cops wanted to do things right, you wouldn't even need court. All it takes is love for the law-abiding citizen and hatred for their victimizers.
Plainclothes policewomen trained in Silat or armed with folding sticks, tactically positioned in the carriages, among crowds. Cooked documents and evidence convincing the judge the perp is mentally unwell and needs to be shut in with the crazies. Raising a citizen's watch sort of thing for commuters where they descend on these people at a shout from the women. Anything can be done if you will it.
[LEGALINSURRECTION] “do whatever is necessary to reaffirm the institution’s identity as a college, not a cause”
An intervention has been attempted by S. Frederick Starr, Oberlin College’s president from 1983-1994, through an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Oberlin College’s Legacy and the Need to Have Enemies.
The main point of Starr’s op-ed, as the title suggests, is commentary on Oberlin College’s culture as it has developed since its founding in 1833, manifested now in a dogmatic fanaticism:
[FREEBEACON] Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) said that she was disappointed in House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments... (D., Calif.) for trying to diminish progressive voices during a Sunday appearance on ABC's This Week.
Host Martha Raddatz asked Tlaib about Pelosi's recent criticism of Tlaib and three other prominent progressives who voted against the border aid bill passed before the July 4th recess.
"What would you say directly to Nancy Pelosi?" Raddatz asked.
"All of us have these experiences that I think have been missing in the halls of Congress. Honor that, respect that, put us at the table. Let's come up with a solution together," Tlaib said. "It is very disappointing that the Speaker would ever try to diminish our voices in so many ways."
In an interview with the New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... , Pelosi downplayed the influence of Tlaib, Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details... (D., N.Y.) Rep. Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... (D., Minn.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.).
"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi said. "But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got."
"People like us ... we're reflective of our nation in many ways," Tlaib responded. "But more people like us have been missing in the halls of Congress. More people like us, people of color, have been missing in the chamber. We know what it feels like to be dehumanized. We know what it feels like to be brown and black in this country."
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