Joseph Borelli and Donovan Richards are cracking down on unwanted penis pictures
A borough chairperson and the top Republican city council work together to get a bill passed that would give authorities the power they need to go after perverts who send unwanted pictures of their junk.
Council Minority Leader Joseph Borelli (R-Staten Island) introduced the bill on Thursday – with the backing of Democratic Queens Borough President Donovan Richards. If the measure were passed into law, it would be an offense for people to send “unsolicited sexually explicit” videos or images with “intent to harass, annoy or alarm” others.
Violators of the de facto “dk pic” law would face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
“This creates a mechanism for the police. So if you’re given random penis pictures and happen to know who they’re from and can prove it, there’s at least one crime you can charge someone with now,” Borelli said.
“Right now, unless it’s child pornography or it doesn’t fit into the category of a specific crime like molestation, there’s no way to charge anyone right now.”
Borelli said he was spurred in part by a 2018 case in which cops couldn’t do justice to a group of Midtown women who say they were terrorized by their penis-photo texting doorman — because detectives were finding that it was not a crime.
Creepy men have also long made it a sick sport to use iPhone AirDrop to send unsuspecting women photos of their junk while riding in the same subway car, though Borelli credited Apple with some recent actions to stop the practice To block.
Both Borelli and Richards, a former city councilman, tried to push through a similar change in the law a few years ago, but their efforts have stalled. They’re hoping for better luck with a new mayor and a completely revamped city council now in power.
“The borough president urges the city council to quickly pass this law and send a strong message that harming another New Yorker in this manner will not be tolerated,” said Chris Barca, a spokesman for Richards.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Eric Adams said his office will review the legislation.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/05/joseph-borelli-donovan-richards-push-crackdown-on-unwanted-penis-pics/ Joseph Borelli and Donovan Richards are cracking down on unwanted penis pictures