Women's Rights Activists Stage Protest at Brooklyn Police Precinct Where a Captain Downplayed the Seriousness of Date Rape

Women's rights activists took a stand Tuesday against an NYPD police captain's comments which downplayed date rape.

They gathered in front of the 94th Precinct stationhouse in Greenpoint, headed by Captain Peter Rose.

At a community meeting last week, Rose told people that stranger rapes are more heinous than others.

He apologized on Twitter for the comments, but the demonstrators say "sorry" isn't enough.

"Captain Rose's comments were just outrageous, but it's a symptom of a larger problem," said NOW New York President Sonia Ossorio.

"I think the culture needs a major overhaul," said one protester.

"People need to realize that no matter who rapes or under what circumstance it should be taken seriously and people should be prosecuted for the crimes that they commit," said another.

Activists say the precinct should reopen its 10 unsolved rape and sexual assault cases.

They're also calling for arrest numbers and incident reports on sexual violence to be made public.

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