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NYC transit: 4.5 billion rides in 2017-2018, 1,125 reported sexual assaults. Uber: 2.3 billion rides in 2017-2018, 5,981 reported sexual assaults. Uber says their study includes a much greater proportion of actual sex crimes then those which are reported to police. But still.
Sign of the times: Woody Johnson — a classic old-money establishment guy who got on the Trump train late, but early enough to snag an ambassadorship — is now a “deep state” conspiracy guy, reports @juliaioffe .
Uber says 3,045 sexual assaults took place in its vehicles in 2018, per @kateconger That’s a number equivalent to around one out of every 100 sexual assaults reported in the entire country, per DOJ stats.
Here’s the DOJ release from September reporting 347,000 victims of rape or sexual assault in 2018.
N.B. If Trump campaign can pay for Donald Jr.'s legal fees, it means the meeting was campaign related.
Here’s a pic I was sent of boxes of “Triggered” sitting in the offices of Turning Point USA, a student group with close Trumpworld ties.
NBC reports Trump's state department won't grant embassies permission to fly the Pride flag. Not even in Berlin, where the U.S. ambassador, who is gay, is spearheading an admin initiative to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
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