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NY: State poised to institute sex-offender ban on mass transit

New York State is poised to enact a ban on some sex offenders in New York’s mass transit system, a move long sought by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and long dreaded by civil libertarians.

The state budget that leaders are now finalizing would allow judges to ban individuals convicted of some sex crimes in mass transit from using the system for up to three years.

The MTA has pushed for the ban, arguing that those who commit sex crimes on the subway or bus do so again and again, creating a never-ending cat-and-mouse game for police and unnecessarily endangering customers. read more

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