In the news today rail user Julie Pickford described what happened when she asked a group of teenagers travelling in the same carriage to stop throwing popcorn at her.
Instead of realising that what they were doing might not seem funny to the person on the receiving end, the young people crowded round her, dragged her to the floor and gave her a good kicking.
Coming only a few days after the killers of family man Gary Newlove and goth Sophie Lancaster were sentenced for murder this is another shocking reminder of the state of our society. Gary and Sophie were killed in completely separate incidents but in both cases had asked members of a gang to leave them alone.
The regularity with which such incidents occur highlights once more the fundamental dishonesty of the government in publishing bogus statistics that purport to show crime rates falling once again.
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