Ooooh, a thousand dollars? really? man, i am going to get right on that! A thousand dollars in NY is bus fare and a cup of coffee.
Yeh, they did it themselves. In America these days, the fastest and most effective way to hide your own crime, debauchary, and outright 'hate', is to get yourself labeled a 'victim'.
Once you get the victim card from the PC elite, then you can do whatever the hell you want to do. And no matter how hateful, disgusting, and criminal your behavior may be, you will always be forgiven.
The victim card is more powerful than a 'get out of jail free' card. It is a do anything, anything at all, and never be held responsible or accountable card. That is why Obama is constantly chasing after it. He knows what he can do with it. It is the most powerful card you can have in American culture.
After all, you are just reacting to being a 'victim', right?