Over the last several months, a string of sexual assaults, ranging from groping to rape, shook the Park Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace communities.
The response from neighbors has been inspiring. Grassroots organizations emerged – Safe Slope, Brooklyn Bike Patrol, KWT Canine Watch, and more – to confront these attacks. The community mobilized to put the right kind of pressure on police and elected officials to respond. The local NYPD precincts responded with an aggressive mix of uniformed and plainclothes officers.
Thankfully, we have not had an attack in several weeks. But this is an important moment to reflect on the plague of violence against women, in Brooklyn and beyond. Because the truth of sexual assault is that it happens every day in our community – in our streets and subways, our workplaces, and our homes – and we all have a responsibility to stop it. Read more »