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Media at Odds at Exactly How Much to Hype Story of Subway Video Voyeur

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A man who secretly video records women on the New York City subway system, mainly their legs, is being labeled a “stalker,” a “pervert” and a “creep” by the media.

And depending on which media source you trust, police are either trying to track him down and throw him in jail for four years or are not doing anything at all about it.

Youtube has already terminated the man’s account, who went by the username “John Zippy” and maintained a channel titled “New York Subway Girls.”

CBS Local states the following about the case:

Police are on the lookout for a subway stalker who they said has been secretly video-taping young women on trains and posting the videos online.

The straphanger allegedly uses a camera hidden in a Starbucks cup to steal shots of women while they ride the rails.

He calls himself “John Zippy,” and he posts his shots on a YouTube channel called “New York Subway Girls.” He’s uploaded 35 videos since the beginning of the year and boasts that he always gets away with it because his targets never know what he’s up to.

Police said that he could face up to four years in jail for capturing intimate images without the subject’s consent.

Meanwhile, the Huffington Post has this to say about the police involvement:

Even so, police say it’s unlikely Zippy will face punishment because of the vagueness regarding what are “intimate” images.

And the New York Post has this to say:

Despite blatantly violating the privacy of female riders, the subway slimeball is unlikely to be brought to justice, law-enforcement sources admit. Taping people in public places is not a crime.

While it’s impossible to judge his actions without viewing all of his videos, which no longer exist online, he would deliberately have to shoot up a woman’s skirt for it to be a crime.

Even if he catches a shot of woman’s genitalia by sitting across from her if she happens to open her legs, it would be hard to prosecute the videographer if anybody else without a camera was able to view the same thing.

That’s not saying he’s being very gentlemanly about it.

Meanwhile, there is no such outrage about a site called Subway Crush where commuters posts photos they secretly took of male subway passengers they found attractive.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So I’ve created an Indiegogo fundraiser in an attempt to raise $3,500 by July 2 in order to prepare for my July 25 trial.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I’m documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I’m promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.

subwaylegs.jpg

A man who secretly video records women on the New York City subway system, mainly their legs, is being labeled a “stalker,” a “pervert” and a “creep” by the media.

And depending on which media source you trust, police are either trying to track him down and throw him in jail for four years or are not doing anything at all about it.

Youtube has already terminated the man’s account, who went by the username “John Zippy” and maintained a channel titled “New York Subway Girls.”

CBS Local states the following about the case:

Police are on the lookout for a subway stalker who they said has been secretly video-taping young women on trains and posting the videos online.

The straphanger allegedly uses a camera hidden in a Starbucks cup to steal shots of women while they ride the rails.

He calls himself “John Zippy,” and he posts his shots on a YouTube channel called “New York Subway Girls.” He’s uploaded 35 videos since the beginning of the year and boasts that he always gets away with it because his targets never know what he’s up to.

Police said that he could face up to four years in jail for capturing intimate images without the subject’s consent.

Meanwhile, the Huffington Post has this to say about the police involvement:

Even so, police say it’s unlikely Zippy will face punishment because of the vagueness regarding what are “intimate” images.

And the New York Post has this to say:

Despite blatantly violating the privacy of female riders, the subway slimeball is unlikely to be brought to justice, law-enforcement sources admit. Taping people in public places is not a crime.

While it’s impossible to judge his actions without viewing all of his videos, which no longer exist online, he would deliberately have to shoot up a woman’s skirt for it to be a crime.

Even if he catches a shot of woman’s genitalia by sitting across from her if she happens to open her legs, it would be hard to prosecute the videographer if anybody else without a camera was able to view the same thing.

That’s not saying he’s being very gentlemanly about it.

Meanwhile, there is no such outrage about a site called Subway Crush where commuters posts photos they secretly took of male subway passengers they found attractive.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So I’ve created an Indiegogo fundraiser in an attempt to raise $3,500 by July 2 in order to prepare for my July 25 trial.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I’m documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I’m promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.

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