New York Will Ban Sex Offenders From Pokémon Go!

Not everyone can catch 'em all!

Looks like not everyone can be the best, like no one ever was!

On Monday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo revealed the state will be working to prevent sex offenders from playing Pokémon Go!

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The politician is directing the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to ban sex offenders from the wildly popular mobile game, because he’s concerned the augmented reality app could make kids vulnerable to predators.

The 58-year-old also reached out to the game’s developer, Niantic, asking that they help make this restriction possible.

The governor said in a statement:

“Protecting New York’s children is priority number one and, as technology evolves, we must ensure these advances don’t become new avenues for dangerous predators to prey on new victims.”

On Friday, NY state Senator Jeff Klein will work on legislation to keep offenders off the app.

The politicians are concerned that the game’s lure features could make it easier for predators to get close to kids, since it encourages users to go to specific spots.

Jeff said in a statement:

Pok├â┬⌐mon Go provided sex offenders with a virtual road map to our children. We know that pedophiles always seek new ways to lure victims and this new technology that entertains our kids, could also bring them close to dangerous individuals instead of Pok├â┬⌐mon.”

Andrew is hoping to make a new parole condition that will prevent sex offenders from “downloading, accessing, or otherwise engaging in any Internet enabled gaming activities, including Pok├â┬⌐mon Go.”

What do U think about this idea, Perezcious readers?

Aug 1, 2016 3:31pm PDT

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