NYPD Captain Peter Rose said he’s not too worried about a spike in rapes in a Brooklyn neighborhood because most aren’t, “true stranger rapes,” DNA Info reports.
There’s been a 62 percent jump in sexual crimes reported in Greenpoint over the last year, according to NYPD stats. The majority of the reported crimes haven’t led to arrests.
“Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more,” Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, said.
“It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers. It’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes,” he explained.
“If there’s a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards.”
Rose continued to repeat his harmful, archaic rape classifications:
“They’re not total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets,” Rose said Wednesday night.
Jane Manning of the National Organization for Women responded to Rose’s dangerous rhetoric:
“The idea that ‘this isn’t some guy who’s dangerous to women,’ that in itself is a major window into the mentality that we are up against,” she said.
“If you have the commander of a precinct making comments like that, he’s setting a tone for all the officers of a unit about how seriously to take acquaintance rape cases.
“When I hear the phrase we didn’t have a cooperating victim, my antenna always goes up. If you hear ‘I can’t get the victim to cooperate’ in case after case, you should be asking yourself what are they failing to do?”
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