Crime and the law
The latest British Crime Survey show that the authorities are now lumping together minor acts of annoyance with serious cases of sexual assault.
Before fantasising about institutional racism in the media, police chief Sir Ian Blair should read some newspapers - and the Met's own press releases.
Now the New Labour government has revealed its 'respect' agenda, the problem of 'antisocial behaviour' has moved to the forefront of political debate. But what is it?
The recent murder of a gay man in London was tragic. But how could anybody seriously claim that homophobia is on the rise?
It is only relatively recently that crime became a political issue.