Imagine the scene: thousands of students are about to return to a university city where a young woman has been brutally murdered. The police do not know where or when she died but they announce that her killer "remains at large". They call on men not to go out after dark until the killer is caught. "We ask men to go out in the evening only if their journey is really necessary, and to make sure they're accompanied by a woman," says the senior investigating officer.W.T.F.F..!?!
Well, that's my fantasy.
What the police have actually done in Bristol, where they're under huge pressure to identify the killer (or killers) of a young landscape architect, is issue an appeal to women not to walk home alone after dark.Let me explain something to you, Joanie - there is a vast, yawning gulf between issuing sensible instructions to a possible vulnerable group in the event of a possible danger, and suggesting that 50% of the population be regarded with suspicion purely due to their genitalia!
And she isn't done with the bone-headed idiocy either:
They've issued this alarming edict even though there's a glaring hole in their logic: detectives say they're "satisfied" that 25-year-old Joanna Yeates arrived at her flat in Clifton on 17 December, the night she disappeared, which suggests that home isn't a particularly safe option for local women either.They are satisfied she arrived, yes. They don't know if she was abducted in the flat, or subsequently left and was abducted on the street.
So they are playing it safe, and issuing an appeal to take reasonable precautions. Becaudse if they didn't do something, they'd be castigated in the press for 'not caring about women's safety' by...who?
Oh, that's right. Logic-deficient single-issue left-wing harridans like you.