I could be wrong, but I don’t think his “edicts” will stop anyone from being raped.
Hence the fear, especially if New Yorkers can’t defend themselves and the police are under no legal obligation to provide protection. So along with soda, salt, Styrofoam, ‘assult’ weapons, climate change and who knows what else, one could conclude that the Mayor is only reflecting the ‘fears’ of his constituents. Or could be the good Mayor is creating ‘fears’....for control.
Maybe this would: