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Brooklyn Latinos Join in Take-Back-the-Streets Rally after Series of Sex Assaults

Brooklyn Latinos Join in Take-Back-the-Streets Rally after Series of Sex Assaults

UPDATE: NYPD has DNA in five of the Brooklyn sex assaults.

Brooklyn residents came together to take-back-the-streets Wednesday night after a series of sex assaults have left several neighborhoods on edge. Fliers advertising the march were posted in both English and Spanish and many Latinos joined the rally to show their support and learn how to protect themselves.

There have been at least eight sex attacks and one rape since March and investigators now think there at least two suspects – and possibly a third. Organizers of the rally say they have had enough and are working to help prevent any future attacks:

Several people at the rally said they’re taking more precautions since the assaults accured. The rally also included self-defense tips including how to yell if attacked:

These are the sketches of the two sex assault suspects. Police are also on the lookout for a pearl-white or cream-colored Chevy SUV in connection with the attacks.

If you have any information you’re urged to call the police.

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    • Monica from Sunset Park

      The only public alert in Sunset Park has been sounded on the blog friendsofsunsetpark-brooklyn.blogspot.com written by a local Latina, as far as I can tell. Shame on the “leaders” of our community (Latino, Chinese, Arabic, Polish) and Spanish media (Newspapers, TV, Radio) for remaining silent on this. Most Latinas I talked to this past week had not heard anything about this situation. I’ve only seen a Latino male speaking against sexual assault on this publication- Good work!

    • Jon Byington

      Hey Monica, thanks for commenting. Can you please email me your phone number at jon.byington@doslives.com. We’d like to talk with you this weekend for an upcoming story we’re working on. Thanks, Jon