Mayor tells women to stay 'arm's length' from Arab gangs The cover-up of New Year’s Eve sex mobs of Arabic and North African migrants in Germany continues to grow.
Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker said Wednesday that women should adopt a “code of conduct” to discourage men from committing sexual assault. Gangs of migrants went on a crime spree last Friday night, which overwhelmed police and left scores of women at their attackers’ mercy.
The mayor suggested women keep “at arm’s length” from strangers, travel in groups, and to ask bystanders for help. “It is important to prevent such incidents from ever happening again,” Reker said, the Independent reported Wednesday. Reker’s comments appear to ignore the fact that victims, often traveling in groups, were systematically targeted by gangs.
“I don’t think much of the how-to-behave tips for women such as #arm’slength. It is not women who are responsible, but the perpetrators,” German Justice Minister Heiko Mass responded Wednesday on Twitter.