Don’t blame the crime victim

Meghan Wynne

I am quite disappointed by the letter âÄúHeed University safety alerts.âÄù As a female here at the University of Minnesota, I cannot deny that I take precaution when I know I will be walking home alone, especially due to the influx of safety alerts in my inbox over the past few months. In the same breath, I do not condone your viewpoint of blaming the victim. By asking what would possess someone to walk around at 2 a.m., you are complying with this âÄúblame the victimâÄù phenomenon that seems to penetrate views and opinions in our society. Instead of concentrating on what the victim has done wrong in all these situations, why donâÄôt we blame the person who committed the crime? Meghan Wynne University undergraduate student