Thursday, January 24, 2008
My latest article, "The Fight Against Street Harassment," is available at the Gotham Gazette. You can read the article here. Says Councilman Peter Vallone: "It's a struggle for government to regulate public space, because you almost always capture people acting innocently." Recent legislation raised the fines and jail sentences for repeat offenses of public lewdness. My article explores the role of government, public outrage, and the internet (including the very popular website "Holla Back") in addressing bad behavior in public places like subways.