NOW-NYC Tells the NYPD to Take Rape Seriously
We must stand together to end sexual assault.
On January 31, we met with New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill to push for department-wide reforms that will ensure all sexual assault victims are taken seriously and their complaints are met with competence, urgency, and respect.
Trump may believe that sexual assault is “locker room talk,” but NOW-NYC and the women and men of our city will speak up and rise up to ensure that rape is taken seriously by our communities, our elected leaders, and by the NYPD.
Many of you voiced outrage with us, when Captain Peter Rose of the 94th precinct spoke callously about acquaintance rape. We protested together outside the precinct to call him out for dismissing victims and promoting a dangerous myth about rape.
As allies, survivors, and advocates, we know that a majority of rape survivors knew their attacker. We also know that a “start by believing” attitude is crucial for all first responders, and we will continue to fight for this with all of you.
We do not consent.
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Read About NOW-NYC’s Take Rape Seriously Campaign:
What Women Need To Hear, And See, From The NYPD: Statements Disavowing A Captain’s Comments On Rape Are Not Enough – Daily News – January 20, 2017