What This NYPD Captain Said About Rape Exposes a Dangerous Myth

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A comment from the New York Police department on rape exposes a larger myth about sexual assault.

Captain Peter R. Rose, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 94th precinct, was quoted in an article by Gwynne Hogan for DNA Info about a rise in rapes and attempted rapes in Brooklyn. Huffington Post reporter Ben Walsh highlighted Rose’s comments regarding rape, inspiring ire and outrage from Twitter.

“True stranger rapes.”

As shown above, Rose told Hogan, “Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more.”

“Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers,” he continued. “It’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes.”

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