Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Update: Dallas Police Chief Totally Didn't Mean It, Ladies!

Via the Dallas Morning News: What Dallas Police Chief "Really" Said.

"I absolutely did not state that the victims are to blame for sexual assault," Brown said. "I do want to continue to emphasize that women be aware of their surroundings and, when possible, travel in pairs or in a group to enhance security around sexual assault," Brown said. "I just think it's irresponsible for bloggers to put inaccurate information in reports to excite or to create this uproar that is not consistent with my statement," Brown said. "They're being irresponsible. This is a very sensitive issue and we really do want to make victims aware of how to protect themselves from these predators."

I think what's irresponsible is that this guy thinks that he can make comments like this at a public meeting with reporters in the audience and think his comments aren't going to, you know, be reported on.

Sorry, Chief Brown--the Texas Legislature hasn't passed any laws (yet) that lets police off the hook for protecting women when they're drinking. But hey, January is a whole new session.


  1. You should post the two statements as a side-by-side comparison--with highlighting.

  2. there's a video but it wouldn't load on the DMN site...i'll try to get it asap.

  3. First it is a woman's fault if she gets raped. Now it is your fault for causing an uproar not consistent with his statement. I am noticing a pattern here...