Everyone Shoots the Messenger

Abusers and agencies of remedy will try to blame YOU personally for the fact that negligence continues. It's called an "ad hominem" defense. Dr. Michael C. Labossiere describes it this way: "An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting)."