Lawbreakers Should Not Resist Arrest


Last updated 4/28/2021 at 4:10pm

I would like to respond to Lauren D’Alessando’s opinion Letter “Blaming Victims is Unfair.”

First, her assumption that “victims” are the same as “lawbreakers” could not be further from the truth. Lawbreakers are ones who break our laws. Victims are not lawbreakers. As an example, if you rob me, you are the lawbreaker and I am the victim of your actions. I pointed out and emphasized in my opinion letter entitled “Resisting Arrest” that any lawbreaker who resists arrest is creating more problems for himself/herself with those who enforce the law.

Second, she states, “...

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