Citizens should be extra mindful of their cars this summer, Edmonton police warn.Heywaitaminute! Didn't we have this story cause all sorts of troubles before? Way back in January, a Toronto cop told an audience...
Community Liaison Sgt. Kim Clark said valuables left in the car and unlocked doors make easy targets for thieves.
“It’s one of those crimes that’s so very easy to commit,” Clark said.
But even locking your car may not be enough: In about one-third of thefts from vehicles, it’s licence plates that are stolen, Clark said.
Last July, there were 872 thefts from vehicles in Edmonton.
“You know, I think we’re beating around the bush here,” the officer said, according to Hoffman. “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this, however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”What's the difference between telling women not to dress like sluts and telling car owners not to leave their doors unlocked and their valuables visible? Let's play a game, replacing car theft related comments into these rape-related comments that an Edmonton cop was chastized for:
If you are going to go out driving and you're are going to park in that environment where you know there are a lot of predators, you know there's a lot of people out there, you are creating opportunity shall I say...there is consequences, not saying anyone deserves to be victimized, but the fact is you have to mitigate how you become a victim.
Of course, we know the difference: this isn't about trashy bitches wanting to have their cake and eat it too. This isn't a cheap excuse to attack men for the reality that we're bigger and stronger and are better at sex. So the outcry is minimal. The message -- a good one, at that -- is the same.