NYPD captain's rape comments spark protest

An NYPD captain's remarks that seemed to minimize the issue of rape prompted protesters to rally outside the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint Tuesday.



Last week, NYPD Capt. Peter Rose said at a public meeting that he's not concerned about an increase in rape within his precinct because out of 13 such crimes, just two of them involved strangers. 



Protesters say rape is a serious crime -- whether it's committed by someone familiar or someone previously unknown to the victim.



Jane Manning, the director of Women's Justice Now, says most rapists target women they know.



Rose has since apologized, and the NYPD issued a separate apology.



"Capt. Rose's comments did not properly explain the complexity of issues involved with investigating rape complaints," the NYPD said in its statement. "All complaints of rape and other types of sexual crimes are taken seriously, whether they are committed by domestic partners, acquaintances, or strangers."


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