English streets more unsafe for women than they ever were

English streets more unsafe for women than they ever were

West Yorkshire’s head of policing and crime has admitted that the streets are “less safe for women than they ever have been” in the multicultural English region.

Alison Lowe, who was appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) in West Yorkshire in June, told Leeds City Council that “it feels less safe for women and girls than it ever has and, let’s be honest, it has never felt safe for women and girls.”

Lowe is previously best known for having led a Black Lives Matter-inspired memorial review in Leeds which complained that the city’s statues “over-celebrated Empire, Christianity and ‘great’ white men”, and seemed irritated that fewer than 10 per cent of residents wanted any change.

The DMPC went on to emphasise the phenomenon of “hate crime” and “emerging things, such as incels” — involuntary celibates — in her appraisal of the situation for women and girls in West Yorkshire — but did not mention the mostly Muslim, South Asian origin grooming and rape gangs which have plagued the region’s cities in recent decades.

The abuse, pimping, and trafficking of mostly white women and girls by grooming gangs went on largely unchallenged by law enforcement for decades. Prosecutions for historic offences have now been belatedly undertaken, with dozens arrested in multiple locations — although whistleblowers say a large amount of abuse is still taking place and victims are still being “fobbed off by the authorities”.

West Yorkshire Police, which was criticised for its failures on rape gangs following reviews of the scandal — which did not actually result in punishment for anyone in positions of authority — are notoriously prickly about the public questioning their effectiveness, threatening to prosecute Facebook users who mocked them for bragging about seizing an incredibly small quantity of cannabis under the Malicious Communications Act, for example.