Originally Posted by doc
"It was "all her fault" because she made the mistake of leaving the face plate on that night"
Who said it was her fault?...and why? Surely you don't feel that way?
No, of course not. You would be interested to know, however, that she works for the police department (dispatcher) and the department has an aggresive program to go around identifying people who leave things in their locked cars but in sight of someone who peeks inside. That part of my comment was as much of her feeling about the situation as anything. We often end up blaming ourselves for things that other people do to us.
Ken, regarding your comment about knowing who the enemy is, I'm not really sure about that. I don't understand all of the inner workings of our judicial system and don't think the "blame" in this case rests with the public defender. I'm sometimes agast and the crimes that we, collectively, seem to allow to go un-prosecuted. What I have mental problems with is the sensational stories where they take an elementary school girl out in handcuffs while our system allows a repeat offender to walk away from repetitive situations like this string of burglaries.