n the list of wrongs that needed righting, the subway peeper is probably not too high on the average New Yorker's anxiety list. Still, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. of Queens thinks it is time to make something he calls "nonconsensual voyeurism" illegal.
Mr. Vallone's target is a creep who loiters under certain subway stairs and peers upward at women. Rather than something simple, like a fence, Mr. Vallone has written a law that would levy a fine up to $500 and up to 90 days in jail for ogling a person's "sexual or intimate parts" for more than a brief period. The councilman says he has crafted this legislation narrowly, but if voyeurism ever really becomes illegal, it's time to build more jails in New York City.
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