I agree with you --- it was never my intention to relate the Hadith in any way to the current incident --- it was a general reminder for both men & women.Yes, but when Banu Qaynuqah tore the clothes off a Muslim woman, Rasul'Allah (saw) waged war on that tribe and expelled them from Madinah.
We should split the conversation about public safety from handling specific crimes. Yes, we may need to impose curfews on travel and bar women from certain areas. Fair. But we shouldn't let that discussion leak into the issue of this crime, and we should punish the individuals without excusing or explaining their actions by throwing it on the victim.