Reporting 'forceful flirts' from your smartphone

April 24, 2012 2:28:01 PM PDT
There could soon be a new way for women to report crimes, and it could be as simple as a new app for your smartphone.

This new app will empower people to record obscene or illegal behavior with their phones. Users will be able to include where and when the incident happens, as well as take a picture of the face of the person committing the act.

Speaker Christine Quinn says the council green lighted $20k for the app to be free to New Yorkers.

"Creeps should be on notice! Old fashioned girl power and 21st century technology ? that's a team I wouldn't want to mess with," she said.

Proponents say that this is not about unsolicited or inappropriate compliments, and that the app goes way beyond that.

"We get stories from 5, 6, and 7 year olds up through puberty. These are little girls who are being flashed and followed," said Eily May of

John A. Webster is already a fan of the new app.

"Great! I'd like to wring their necks ? just try to do that in front of my wife," he said.

Some of the new app users are already taking pictures of flashers on the subway.

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