I watched a pretty horrifying video on the news last week.
Cro asked a question over at his blog about what makes us mad. I had to think about it, but really, the thing that makes me angriest in this world is inequity. I just think that things should be fair.
My friend had a saying: "Life's not fair. If it was, there'd be a carousel."
Our news showed this clip and said that the driver (a teenager) was not charged because "police had not witnessed the incident."
That's not fair. Think of all the crimes that police don't witness: serious crimes like rape, murder, armed robbery. People are charged. And what about the traffic cameras that ticket you for running a red light or speeding? Is 'but there were no police witnesses?' a valid defense in these cases?
In the video, the news reporters there say that the police declined to press charges because the person was not driving recklessly. That is a ridiculous too. They disregarded a traffic signal. It may have been unintended, but the driver was clearly in the wrong.
Yet no charges have been filed.
They should have been, and this is exactly the sort of thing that makes me angry.