Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the MTA Board to “enact a lifetime ban” on repeat sexual offenders in the subway system.
In a statement, he said the board needs to “end the repeated victimization of riders on our subways and buses.”
“The definition of insanity would be to allow this conduct to continue unabated and somehow expect our transit system to improve,” Cuomo said.
He praised the NYPD for calling for a ban and said it’s time for the MTA to take action “once and for all.” The MTA claims it doesn’t have the authority to ban people from the subway system, arguing that state lawmakers in Albany must act.
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