Guilty conscience? Blade offers reward for information in rape

The Toledo Blade announced yesterday it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who raped a female newspaper carrier in northwest Toledo early Sunday.

Police said the man forced himself into the car of the woman in the 2800 block of Tremainsville Road about 5:30 a.m. and sexually assaulted her.

How sensitive. The Blade is offering a whole $5000 to find the person who raped
one if its contract carriers while she was on the job. What is that - about the price
of a few full-page ads? Real generous.

At the same time, the Blade continue to enforce a ban on armed self-defense for
its employees and contract carriers. These people should be ashamed for a company policy which mandates that Blade personnel with concealed handgun licenses (who are trained, who have passed FBI background check, and who have never had a drug conviction) disarm themselves even as it sends them into harms' way each day.

Ohio law may give the corporation immunity from civil liability for enforcing a policy which renders workers like this poor woman defenseless, but they can never, ever escape their moral responsibility.

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