Isn't this pretty much the same topic I'm covering in my thread? I used an actual article for an example. However, my question is still the same as yours. Who do we blame? Neighbors or cops? Of course we all know that the criminal is responsible for his own actions, but we never really know who to blame for letting those acts happen in the first place. The neighbors--depending on what they're doin'--usually have a solid chance of preventing crime, so long as they call the cops. The cops should be out on the street patrolling and doin' their jobs correctly. If someone calls because they think somethin' is wrong and they have a history of the suspect, then they should act on it. Not just go there, look around and say, "everything is fine."