New York, New York
Chief Peter Rose of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Reportedly has never been raped or sexually assaulted in his life.
A Brooklyn precinct commander said date rapes are “not a trend that we’re too worried about” compared to stranger rapes — drawing fury from City Hall and his bosses at the NYPD.
Capt. Peter Rose, commander of Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct, scoffed that most of the alarming 62 percent jump in sex attacks in his jurisdiction over the last year were date rapes. Rose admitted to DNA Info that he gives priority to catching the perverts who randomly rape strangers, not those who attack dates or other acquaintances.
“Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of them were actually coworker — it’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes,” he told the news website. “If there’s a true stranger rape — a random guy picks up a stranger off the street — those are the troubling ones,” he blathered. “That person has, like no moral standards,” he said. At a meeting of the precinct’s community council on Wednesday night, Rose stuck his foot further down his throat. “They’re not total abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the street,” he said of Greenpoint’s hike in acquaintance rapes, DNAinfo reported.
Public Advocate Letitia James joined Friday in condemning Rose’s remarks, saying in a statement that she was “extremely disturbed and concerned by comments suggesting that stranger rapes are ‘the troubling ones.’ “Too often, victims of rape and sexual crimes do not come forward because of fear that their claims won’t be taken seriously, and these comments perpetuate those concerns,” she said.
Either this guy is taking orders from the top (Mayor Big Slow, REBNY?) to underplay a trend in violent crime, or just stopped giving a shit and is trying to get fired. Either/or, this observation from someone from the higher echelon of the NYPD in a niche trendy area in Brooklyn™ is a bit of a shock, and its callousness has the semblance of an soulless ad-man or marketer’s research study for rufinol. It doesn’t help that Capt. Rose referenced Tinder to minimize such worrisome reports.
A lot of mitigating factors has to obviously come up. Like these women are mothers, daughters and grandmothers, and they have the right to walk anywhere they want to, dress how they want without fear of being violated, verbally harassed and sexually assaulted. And to mention again what could be the motivation to make him utter ignorant nonsense, and how he will comment on other criminal acts. It is distressing to think if there are other commanders with the same mindset as this oblivious jerk. But this tone-deaf jack-shit approach to evaluating the seriousness of upticks in crime might be more widespread among the city’s top officials than anyone can imagine.
Especially, though not a crime of intent, the recent LIRR train wreck:
As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, the mayor said the incident did not demand his presence.
“It’s a magnitude question,” de Blasio said.
Kramer asked de Blasio why he did not think the LIRR derailment was of sufficient “magnitude.”
Kramer: “I wonder if you were briefed about it, and at what point you decided it wasn’t of the magnitude that would require (your presence).”
De Blasio: “Yeah, I was briefed about it right after it happened. Given that, as you heard from (NYPD) Chief (of Transit Joseph) Fox, the most serious injury that we know of to date, thank God, was a broken leg, that just did not, again, seem like the kind of incident we talked about, for example, years ago because there was a horrible tragedy.”
On Wednesday, however, de Blasio said going to the LIRR derailment scene was not his job.
“The Long Island Rail Road, obviously, is the purview of the governor,” he said.
The buck stops at the top for this pissant and his dismissive non-responses. Although this prevailing attitude is par for the course for Mayor Big Slow. The truly egregious reason Billy D B did not see the magnitude and worth the time to cajole the injured and show respect for the emergency services at the scene was that him and some NYPD higher-ups arranged a”pop-up” photo exhibition and a rare press conference at the Brooklyn Museum a short distance away to celebrate the yearly low crime rate and how today’s city is a glowing disparity from the bad old days. And the cops assigned there couldn’t be spared for they had to hastily take down the exhibit when the Blaz got done condescending to the reporters lucky and honored enough to be there.
Here it is citizenry, this is the only time you will see this exhibit. The woman is pointing to the mayor how the city didn’t see the magnitude in preserving law and order back then. By the way, this is not electioneering.
All is not lost in meting out justice and restoring the quality of life and safety for the people of NYC, from those that have resided here 24/7/365 for generations, to the transients lured by the hipness and status, and the utter human body count oversaturation of billions and billions of tourists coming here, it’s good to know the major threats to these things we take for granted are being proactively dealt with:
This show of arbitrary force comes on the heels of a recent court settlement of an incident a year ago of 3 homeless men being pushed out of a warm abandoned place by cops with sanitation guys in hazmat suits (!!!) throwing all their personal belongings including crucial items like personal info and medication into a garbage truck and subsequently destroyed, all along with what remained of their self-worth and dignity. Total cost-$1515 of our tax dollars, not from the check of the asshole who ordered this rousting. The total cost of the amount of time that Mayor De Faustio’s crack legal team fought those poor guys lawsuit might have been exceedingly more, for the case ended last week. That’s over a fucking year of court fees over a night trying to keep warm and dry from the freezing rain.
It might be an understatement that there is a prevailing sense of cruelty when it comes to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in this city as the women in Greenpoint and this poor man illustrates. Even with those that were almost killed on the train. But they all share the fact that the people responsible for their safety and well-being see them as expendable. But, optically, with the city as rich, populous and safe these days, the mayor and certain elite brass members of the NYPD would care for you to overlook such minor inconveniences like threats to your safety and personal possessions. Besides, certain folks, you had it coming.