Good Tuesday morning. Here’s a glance at opinion content published today:
“Sexting” and cyberbullies: Editorial
We comment on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Friday signature on the New York’s Cyber-Crime Youth Rescue Act. The law, we write, “sets up a two-year, diversionary educational program for kids under age 16 who are caught texting, emailing, tweeting or otherwise electronically disseminating nude or obscene images.” More:
The program should not be an easy out. Like local counties’ Drug Courts, the program must demand intense education, close monitoring and restrictions for first-time offenders. Judges, who will determine whether a youngster qualifies for the program, must weigh each case carefully, as cyberbullying is not a victimless crime.
Branding Yonkers: Reisman
Phil Reisman circles back to a Sept. 20 column on Yonkers and its struggling image. Today, Reisman shares readers’ suggestions for a new name for the City of Gracious Living.
Here’s a glance at what our colleagues are saying today:
A veto with teeth: Editorial, Daily News
Crucial project survives storms: Editorial, Poughkeepsie Journal
Move New York primaries to fix problem: Editoiral, Newsday
Cuomo’s Indian Point hype: Editorial, New York Post