Ok, Greenpointers. We usually have experts answer reader questions, like Pastor Ann or our fitness gurus. But this time, we’re turning to you. Because the question we recently received in our inbox, from an anonymous reader, is well… unique, to say the least. Just read it for yourselves.
My ex-boyfriend was taking up-skirt photos and videos of women on the subway. After a lot of fighting and promises, I stayed with him because he promised to stop and get help. To say the least, he didn’t. When I found new photos, I left him.
My problem is–I’m feeling complicit in his crimes. I wish I had turned the content over to the police, but I didn’t out of some sense of love and loyalty. Now I feel guilty, ethically compromised, and angry that he’s still viewed as a pillar of the community. Any thoughts?
As New Yorkers, we are all too familiar with the ol’ subway pervert. He might be your average up-skirter or maybe he’s a flasher or a groper– but, hey, he keeps us on our toes. It’s all part of the fun of commuting in this city of weirdos. Remember John Zippy and that one (NSFW) dude who rode the L in crotchless nylons? We try to forget.
What is the ethical Greenpointer to do? Leave your advice in comments.
Oh, and if you see a creep-o on the train, take a photo of him and send that shit to the PO-PO.