Letters to the Editor

Easy pickings

April 6, 2007


To the editor:

The number of car burglaries has been a lot, and people are freaking out because they think their car is next. Everyone in the article said their doors were unlocked and they had valuable stuff in the car.

I may not have a car, but how hard is it to keep your doors locked and to keep spare keys out of your vehicles? Come on.

Tori Hawk, Lawrence


mom_of_three 11 years ago

It makes sense, but it sounds like another case of blaming the victims. How hard is it to get a real job instead of stealing from hardworking people?

Ragingbear 11 years ago

Same could be said of mothers that have a bunch of kids and suck off the government teat for the rest of their lives. Oh whoops! Nevermind.

Stupid people get what they ask for. Too bad most of them don't ask for elective sterilization.

BorderRat 11 years ago

No one has the right to steal from another. However, I have little sympathy for "volunteer victims" either. If you're going to leave your car unlocked with a spare key in it, you might as well leave the crook a twenty on the seat for gas.

Amy Bartle 11 years ago

Regardless of whether the cars were locked or unlocked, it's scary to have bad guys so close to you. Our next door neighbors had their LOCKED car broken into, and things taken out of it, and we were spared. But we have three children and our neighbors also have kids. I wonder what would have happened if I had woken up or opened my front door to see the thugs so close by.

kidsrfun 11 years ago

It's so easy to be critical of the victims. It's easy to look back on the what if's. I'm sure each one of these victims are thinking the same thing. Why must you bash the victims? The real point is there is a band of car thieves working it's way thru Lawrence. They have returned EACH night since Monday and will slowly work their way thru our city.

bearded_gnome 11 years ago

wow Raging, that wasn't deserved at all! such rudeness does not become you. it makes you appear scrofulous and low.

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