Harriet Lessel

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Lara Logan: The Rape Question, and a Scandalous NYPD Connection

    Lara Logan​After news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes. But all this s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    NYPD Forced to Apologize Publicly to Rape Victim for Downgrading Her Attack

    ​Last week, the Voice revealed that a cop had audiotaped his superior officers during roll calls at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn for more than a year. Those tapes show vividly that NYPD street cops are told by superiors to "downgrade" crime reports whenever possible, such as convincing a vic ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Mapping Rape

    In the fight against rape, stats are only half of the story

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    Rape Crisis

    Report Charges Police Insensitivity to Sexual-Assault Victims