MBTA to launch campaign raising upskirting awareness - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

MBTA to launch campaign raising upskirting awareness

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The MBTA is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the new upskirting ban.

300 ads will be placed on buses and subway cars to remind people that it's illegal to take lewd pictures of other people.

Officials are saying that it's a message for both offenders and victims.

"Those who attempt to invade others’ privacy while riding the MBTA should know that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and this new law will help us to prosecute those who do," said MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan.

The campaign comes after chargers were dropped against of man accused of upskirting. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the new law, which prohibits the unwanted photographing of a person's private areas in public places.

The campaign was created in connection with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.
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