Harassment and Assault Common on Subway

A group called New Yorkers for Safe Transit has called attention to the continual problem of female subway riders being ogled, groped, flashed, harassed and attacked.

From the New York Times: "The peak times in which women report sexual harassment or assaults on the subways are the late morning rush, roughly 8 to 10 a.m., followed by the early afternoon rush, 4 to 6 p.m.

One stretch of the subways - the crowded Nos. 4, 5 and 6 lines between Grand Central Terminal and Union Square - is a particular source of complaints."

Full Story: Sex Offenses on the Subways Are Widespread, City Officials Are Told

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Complain to oil companies...

Transit sucks. It is funded unevenly. The management is either corrupt, incompetent, or interfered with politically until they cannot do their job. The riders are abused and neglected. These things are true. We have endless blogs cataloging the nightmare that is public transit in the United States.
Now it is time to ask ourselves: "who benefits from all this?" "who wants transit to suck?" ... and when we have our answer we need to ask "what are we going to do about it?"
We answer these questions at: http://frepubtra.blogspot.com

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