I am in New York today so this story just seemed to jump out at me. The city, it appears, is taking a stand against people who expose themselves or masturbate on the subway. You will now be banned . . . after your second offense. That is a rather curious approach to this form of sexual offense but it appears that New York is adopting a variation of the “one-free-bite rule” of common law torts when it comes to sexual offenders.
The new law would ban second offenders convicted of groping, grinding, or other lewd acts. Some would argue that a second chance seems a bit gratuitous but they apparently do not ride the New York trains.
According to the NYPD, there were 866 reported subway sex crimes and 373 subsequent arrests on the MTA.