Moronic Dallas Police Chief Blames Drunk Women For City's RapesS

This is what the chief of police in Dallas had to say recently about the fact that the city he's supposed to keep safe has seen a 25 percent rise in rapes: watch yourselves, drunk girls.

Andrea Grimes of The Dallas Observer was liveblogging Dallas's public safety committee meeting yesterday. Here's her account of the meeting, in which a reporter asked Chief David Brown to put into context the staggering 25.3 percent rape increase, year to date:

Is it that victims are reporting rapes more frequently, or that more rapes are happening? The answer, unfortunately: More rapes, says Chief Brown, specifically date rapes...

"We're needing to create a message to the victims of this type of crime, related to, you know, someone you don't know that well, you having a little bit too much to drink," explains Chief Brown, suggesting women, "have your friends watch you" if you intend to drink in front of a man.

Or perhaps we're needing to "create a message" to rapists that they shouldn't be raping women, drunk or otherwise, on a "date" or elsewhere? Just one crazy idea.

Liveblogging The Public Safety Committee Meeting [Dallas Observer]

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