Met to push rape warnings over Wi-Fi to Xmas partygoers
Capital's nightspot hotspots to emit safety alerts
London police are turning to Wi-Fi to beam alerts to revellers in the capital, warning them of the danger of rape while out partying and drinking over Christmas.
Wi-Fi hotspots near popular clubs in central parts of London, such as Ministry of Sound, Proud Galleries and the Trocadero Centre, are being targeted by Scotland Yard officers.
Met-issued adverts about the Wi-Fi technology have been posted in various boroughs across the capital. They ask punters to twiddle with their mobiles' Wi-Fi or Bluetooth settings to receive alerts to be sent by the police.
"This concerted prevention drive is about sending a message to perpetrators of rape that sex with someone who is unable to consent is rape. If a person is unconscious or their judgement is impaired by alcohol they are legally unable to consent," said Scotland Yard detective superintendant Jason Ashwood.
"Men and women should never feel that they cannot enjoy themselves on a night out; however we would always advise people to take care of themselves and their friends and ensure they are comfortable with their surroundings and situation. Have fun, but be responsible and stay safe. It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are individuals out there who will try and take advantage of people when their inhibitions are lowered.
"This is about us trying to prevent offences from happening in the first place. I do however want to make something very clear: the only person ever responsible for a rape is the perpetrator." ®
Yippeee, someone has made it rich
Whoever sold the police this gimmick is a genius; makes those selling the IT suystems to the NHS look like a bunch of amateurs. I mean this is even more pointless and technically illiterate.
(and the cost is.. probably secret, and probably coming off the 'preparing for next summers riots' public control slushfund, Still I suppose I'd rather they wasted money on this inept gimmick then on rubber bullets and watercannon. )
Judgement impaired by alcohol ?
Not actually unconscious but a few cocktails down ?
If true the consequences would be staggering. My wife and I could both decide that, on reflection, we both wish we hadn't felt a tad frisky after our Xmas dos and come home 'in the mood' and prosecute each other.
Amazing, I have an idea, it wouldn't stop any rape from happing in the first place, just like WiFi & Bluetooth. It called a P O S T E R, it use just paper and ink's if want to hi tec light it with LED's.