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Councilman Wants Sex Offenders' Pictures Displayed On Subway "Wall Of Shame"

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A Queens city councilman wants to poster the faces of sex offenders in city subway stations, to create what he calls a "wall of shame."

Peter Vallone Jr., a candidate for Queens borough president, wants pictures of convicted sex offenders posted at stations where attacks have happened and in subway stations near offenders' homes.

He says the measure will protect subway riders, especially women and children.

Vallone will introduce the resolution in the City Council on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not on board with the idea.

An MTA spokesperson says, "This is an idea that has been proposed numerous times before and one that we will not consider. The reason being there are concerns of mistaken identity and concerns about vigilantes taking matters into their own hands."

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