The Canadian Press

2016-02-17 | Police Victim Blaming

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Canadian police forces are grappling with how to keep the public safe against sexual assaults without placing blame on the victims of traumatic crimes. Lawyer Lynn Moore, who specializes in sexual assault litigation, says she was bothered by an image tweeted recently by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of a martini with the message "Don't be a victim." (The police force tweeted the image after issuing a public advisory warning of drinks being drugged and potential sexual assaults in downtown St. John's.)

Date: 2016-02-17
Placeline: MOUNT PEARL, N.L.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the messages that people have control over whether or not they're victimized and I don't think that those that people do have control over that and women in particular are pretty Vigilant about their safety >>


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