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ROAD RAGE: Don’t blame the victim

Letter by Mike Eaton, Eatonville on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm with No Comments »
February 19, 2013 2:35 pm

My first reaction to the recent incident of “road rage” in Spanaway was to comment that the perpetrator – who is reportedly a 20-something young man – must have made his mother, father, grandmother or “auntie” quite proud of his assaulting and seriously injuring two older men, one of whom had significant war injuries.

However, an online commentator (“Gizmochimp”) indicated that the second victim – who had come to the aid of a stranger being savagely beaten – had involved himself in the incident just “to prove how much of a man he was”!

Wow. What a misguided view of the world and one’s responsibility to others. Is this what we have come to in present-day American society: to blame the victim? I just hope that “Gizmochimp” never needs help in a similar situation.

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