Arrest and/or conviction, Street harassment in the media

Upskirt-video ‘perv’ exposed

From the New York Post:

A tech-savvy skirt-chaser fitted his boots with cameras and victimized women as they walked through Union Square Park, cops said yesterday.

Eric Pierson, 43, from Brooklyn, was seen walking behind women near East 15th Street.

He was carrying a viewer, which was connected by wires through his pockets to tiny cameras lodged in the tongues of his boots, cops said.

Police moved in on him on Sept. 2 and found recordings showing the legs and underwear of another eight victims, authorities said.

Pierson was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance.

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public masturbation

D Train Douchbag Strikes

I just got back home from work. While half way there on the D train to Brooklyn, I was watching a music video on my Ipod, I decided to look up to see what stop I’m at and saw a man sitting at the back end across from me, jerking off. He was staring at me too, it was soooo very disgusting, the train wasn’t even empty, there was a women sitting close to him too, but she was sleeping and there were plenty of other people near where I was sitting, I can’t believe he got the nerves. I would’ve snapped a picture and report it but I left my phone at home… ugh the worst time not to have a camera.

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HollaBack the Zombie Apocalypse Edition


Drawn and submitted by Jenny at the Zombie Logic Blog.

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Nonverbal Harassment, union square

Coffee Shop Gawker!


You would think New Yorkers with their “seen it all” attitude wouldn’t look twice at two lesbians. But there’s always someone who feels like they have the right to do or say whatever they want to you when you’re a woman out with your partner.

My girlfriend and I were reading in a cafe in Union Square. I leaned over to give her a kiss and this perv starts taking pictures with his camera phone. My girlfriend has a camera phone and suggested I take his picture. This isn’t the first time a man has taken pictures of us when we are out together. He’s definitely one to keep an eye out for if you’re gay and out with your girl.

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public masturbation, Street harassment in the media

Perv Hits a Nerve

The recent story of the perv caught masturbating on the train has hit a nerve. It’s no surprise, it seems like everyone in New York has either seen someone masturbating on the train or knows someone that has. The subway cars are the living rooms of New York: we read, daydream, listen to music, play video games, and sip coffee. Interupting this moment of solice, isn’t just annoying – it’s scary.

Kudos to Amy Zimmer and the Metro for taking another look at this story, here. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted, “the MTA says crime is down over the last three years, but crime to who?,” she asked. the Canadians have also taken note, and recently did this piece on BBN3:

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Arrest and/or conviction, Street harassment in the media

HollabackNYC’s Emily May on NBC!

NBC is reporting that the man whose picture was taken while masturbating on the subway was caught. Hollaback’s Emily May was interviewed for the story on behalf of New Yorkers for Safe Transit:

“You know, I’ve seen hundreds of women try and take these reports to the police, and sometimes they are successful. Sometimes they will get someone who is good. Most of the time, they’re not.”

To see the full story, click here. The question is: do you have to take your story to the media for the police to take action? I hope the police will take this story to heart and set protocols and procedures that keep all New Yorkers safe.

Check out our friends at Stop Street Harassment for a comprehensive look at the story.

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Perv on A Train


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NYPD FAIL, public masturbation, Street harassment in the media

Call 311 for a Pothole or a Penis

A woman saw a man masturbating on the subway, snapped his pic, and took it to the police. Problem solved, right? Not at all. They told her to submit it to 311, the city’s information hotline. Considering that according to a 2007 report, 10% of riders are assaulted and only 14% ever report it, this news is no less than tragic. This woman took a leap of faith, only to be shot down. How are we ever supposed to end harassment and assault on the subways if the authorities are insistent on pretending it doesn’t matter?

From the Metro New York:

“It’s an ongoing problem of the police showing insensitivity to harassment, lewdness and violence against women on subways,” said Emily May, co-founder of Hollaback NYC, which encourages people to post images of their harassers. “It discourages women from reporting.” 

Kudos to the woman who took the picture and filed the complaint. The city needs more heroines like her. As for the police, better protocols and some sensitivity training are in order.

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Street harassment in the media

Minnie Mouse Gets Groped (Seriously)

It looks like even Minnie Mouse is not safe from street harassment. From today’s New York Times:

“A 60-year-old man has been convicted of groping a woman in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney World. [...]

He was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to write the victim an apology, serve 180 days probation and complete 50 hours of community service. Moyer must also pay $1,000 in court costs and possibly undergo a mental evaluation.

The victim says she had to do everything possible to keep Moyer’s hands off her breasts.”

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Verbal

How Not to Get a Date on the 6 Train…

…by harassing a nice young woman as soon as she sits down next to you in the only free seat, and then telling her you wouldn’t sleep with her if she was the last woman on earth. But that’s what this guy (bottom right, not a great shot) did. And continued to hassle her (“white bitch” “nasty skank” etc.) despite her impressively cool-headed ignoring of him. Then tell “come on baby” as she gets off the train.

So yeah, all you heteroguys out there, take note. The whole sexual harassment pick up strategy doesn’t work so good.

(in the spirit of full disclosure, the woman thought he probably had mental health issues or was drunk/high, but I heard him speaking quite lucidly before she got on)

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