NYPD to Brooklyn Women: 'Wear Longer Skirts to Avoid Rape'
Brooklyn Asks for a Slutwalk as Rapist Victimizes Neighborhood
As a rapist stalks Brooklyn's South Park Slope, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, the police are taking the initiative... in telling women to cover up. The NYPD is actually stopping women in the street in South Slope and telling them not to wear shorts or short skirts.
"He pointed at my outfit and said, 'Don't you think your shorts are a little short?'" she recalled. "He pointed at their dresses and said they were showing a lot of skin."
He said that such clothing could make the suspect think he had "easy access," said Lauren.
This was a stupid thing for a cop to say in Toronto, and it's a stupid thing for a cop to say in Brooklyn. In summer, women wear shorts and skirts. This is because it's warm outside. One would think this requires no explanation, but apparently it does.
Perhaps instead of playing fashion police, the NYPD could play actual police and (just throwing this out there) catch the rapist. Step #1 is to not ignore 911 calls from rape victims. You're welcome.
Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne clarified that the rapist seems to have targeted women wearing revealing clothing, but see above: NYC in the summertime. So, in determining that the Brookyn rapist is targeting women in Brooklyn, Browne only makes himself sound a bit silly.
While the NYPD busies itself with dispensing pointless fashion advice, Brooklyn Bike Patrol is actually helping the area's women get home safely.