Saturday, March 22, 2008

200 surveillance cameras at Van Dyke houses fail to stop rape suspect

Subtitled: Asleep At The Switch

"Once again a rapist was caught on videotape, and once again cops failed to see him, police sources said Thursday.

A 19-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint inside the Van Dyke houses in Brooklyn early Thursday - a housing complex with more than 200 cameras supposedly monitored around the clock by the NYPD.

Sources told the Daily News that at least one video camera recorded the rapist grabbing the young woman and pulling her into an elevator.

The suspect hustled the young woman out of the elevator and raped her in a stairwell landing of the Brownsville complex, sources said. The actual sexual assault was not caught on video, police said.

"What he did is the worst thing to do to someone," the victim's aunt said. "He is a monster, this man."

Police officials believe the attacker is the same man who raped a 30-year-old woman March 6 in the housing complex.

In both cases, the man wielded a knife and dragged his victim to a stairway landing. Both times he made similar threats, saying, "Don't scream, don't fight or I'll stab you," sources said.

The 30-year-old victim told police she recognized the man from the neighborhood, which is why her guard was down.

What horrified residents was that in both cases, the rapist, if not the violent attack, was caught on video. The suspect who raped the woman March 6 was on camera for nearly 30 minutes, sources said."

They can't apprehend them, hell they can't even pay attention to the crimes when they're happening in real time, and to extricate themselves from this mess...

"Police asked anyone with information about the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477."

Yep. They want YOU to catch them.

Still and all, wouldn't it be nice to read of the next woman this animal attacks pulling a gun on the bastard and shooting his stones off?

Not going to happen though. NYC likes its women defenseless as humanly possible.

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