» Blaming the victim

The New York Times (via The Verge):

Major crime in New York City inched up this year, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday fingered the culprit: too many iPhones and iPads were being swiped.

“If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year,” said Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary.

What if you took out cars? Or convenience stores?

Or people? I bet it’d go down a lot if you took out people.