So another person committs a vile act and escapes with a stupidly light punishment.
Annika Avery from Leicestershire walked away grinning with a five-month suspended prison sentence, a three year driving ban and a twelve month supervision order after blocking an ambulance with its emergency lights on.
Inside a paramedic was trying to give CPR, a delicate any tricky procedure.
The person recieving CPR died, although it was ruled that Annika Avery had not directly caused death.
Why would a person would do such a thing? Why was she not banned from driving for life, or given a harsher sentence?
It is getting more difficult to be liberal in today's world.
I sometimes feel like my blog posts on this topic resemble the half-witted postings of some contributors to The Sun's bulletin board, or a column from the Daily Mail.
However, when I read some of the stories of anti-social behaviour, I become conservative in my views on law and order.
Perhaps if our popular culture wasn't currently so mean and spiteful, Britain might produce nicer people.
The case of Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle is a case in point. People were told by the press to love her and then told to hate her.
Private Eye records how newspaper columnists changed their mind when they couldn't milk a certain angle.
One could flee to the broadsheets: except that both the Observer and the Guardian seem to regard Britain's Got Talent as news.
It is hard for parents to teach children to respect others when the media preaches such an unpleasent message.
As for journalists who try to make a difference, the state and popular culture often stop them. Take the case of Suzanne Breen, northern editor of the Sunday Tribune as highlighted by Roy Greenslade.