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Fedster

Police accused of victim blaming.

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Women have been urged not to wear headphones or use mobile phones following a string of sexual assaults in north-west London. Is this a form of victim blaming or necessary advice in an imperfect world?

There have been 10 sex attacks on lone women in Cricklewood since February. Police revealed more details about the assaults on Tuesday, including the attacker's modus operandi.

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So because of the recent sex attacks the police have advised women in the area concerned  to;

"Always stick to well-lit streets. If possible, let someone know when you are coming home and the route you are taking and always be alert in your surroundings, so don't use earphones or handheld devices."

Ho on earth can that be victim blaming? 

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Radman

The ever increasing need to remove personal responsibility from people to take basic precaution in protecting themselves from crime and assault is frankly very dangerous.

 

Yes in an ideal world sex offenders and criminals wouldn't exist but as any cop can tell you we do not live in an ideal world and some very nasty and evil people will exploit the naive and vulnerable within society for personal satisfaction and or gain.

 

The advice offered is common sense and no different to the type of Crime prevention advice I offer people who feel it appropriate to travel for four hours on a packed train and not once during the journey check on their luggage which they decided to leave in a luggage rack and not bother to check on until after their train had arrived into the end destination only to discover the bag is no longer where they had left it...

 

We all have a responsibility to ensure we do all we can to avoid becoming victims of criminals, this should be common sense but sadly we seem to lack such sense in today's world... The advice offered here seems to be totally reasonable especially when we have a sexual predator out within that area intent on attacking lone women.

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Fedster said:

Women have been urged not to wear headphones or use mobile phones following a string of sexual assaults in north-west London. Is this a form of victim blaming or necessary advice in an imperfect world?

There have been 10 sex attacks on lone women in Cricklewood since February. Police revealed more details about the assaults on Tuesday, including the attacker's modus operandi.

Full story

So because of the recent sex attacks the police have advised women in the area concerned  to;

"Always stick to well-lit streets. If possible, let someone know when you are coming home and the route you are taking and always be alert in your surroundings, so don't use earphones or handheld devices."

Ho on earth can that be victim blaming? 

This is the same advice that’s been around for years to try and make people be more self aware and stop them becoming a victim of any number of street offences.

I despair.

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We advised to lock cars and hide valuables when one visited the town I worked in (high tourist traffic) due to opportunistic thefts.

was that also victim blaming?

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Hyphen

The issue is these pathetic idiots would find anything to be offended by or to criticise. We just need to ignore them, they are like trolls. If you feed them they will keep up their nonsese.

This is usual crime prevention advice. Good on the Police for giving it.

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