New Park Slope bike patrol offering free escorts home

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Artist's rendering of BK Bike Patrol

People are stepping up like crazy to fight back against the sex attacks on women in Park Slope. First came free self-defense classes, and now, Brooklyn bikers are trying to make the streets safer on their own. The Daily News reports on a group of 10 pedalers who have started the Brooklyn Bike Patrol to keep an eye on the streets of the Slope and Prospect Heights from 8pm-midnight and provide escorts home for anyone who needs it. “The cops can’t be everywhere,” founder Jay Ruiz told the paper. “Just give us a call and we’ll have someone there.” To take Ruiz up on that, call him at 718.744.7592.

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  1. wouldnt it be just as easy for a sex attacker to grab a bike and “offer a chick a ride home”? oh wait, i mean, sexually attack her?

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