Adding to the wealth of articles about how well completely centralized state power works is this one about a woman in England that (gasp!) sold a goldfish to a 14 year old!
...the great-grandmother was taken to court, fined £1,000, placed under curfew - and ordered to wear an electronic tag for two months.
Meanwhile, non-violent felons cannot be jailed and a man was ordered on pain of arrest to take down the barbed wire he put up after being burglarized several times because it might hurt a burglar.
Compassion is for perps, not for victims.