quote:Originally posted by irwin:
Is it fair to blame the victim for the criminal's action? Do you blame women who are raped by evil guys because they wear alluring clothing, or do you blame banks for being robbed because they keep money in their facilities.
If a person is dishonest, and thereby injures an honest person, so far as I can tell, the bad guy is the dishonest person, not the victim.
Lets extend your bank analogy. Lets say said bank keeps all of said money in an unsecured back room with no security cameras (they don't purport to have any security); it also don't bother to do employee security checks on any of its 50 employees all of whom have keys to the back room (which is usually unlocked anyway because staff lose keys all the time), BUT each employee is required to sign a note saying they're honest AND the bank manager did Google each of their names verify that they've never done anything bad before.
And the bank gets robbed (duh!) and you have money in there. Do you fault the honest bank or the dishonest robber? Or both?