Out of Touch
Two year sentences for each of the three women in Russia for Hooliganism, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samoutsevitch.
When was the last time a British hooligan got two years of hard labour? Never.
It is quite obvious Vladimir Putin is appealing to the old school in the country, but it weakens his International standing.
Over the top
"Open Fire" someone shouted in the South African Police against a group of miners that were protesting about conditions in a platinum mine.
60 seconds later 34 men lay dead and 78 injured.
The media are quick to compare the event with South Africa's darker days, but back then it was black versus white, this was black versus black.
Two completely contrasting instances in two completely different countries, but the message is the same, don't stand up to your political masters. One day the political masters will realise that they are wrong...