In Ireland they seem to be reviving the popular sport of tarring and feathering. It seems the miscreant in this case was a drug dealer.
This man was subjected to the painful tarring and feathering on the Taughmonagh estate, a loyalist stronghold in the city.You have to deal with root causes.
Locals had accused the victim, who is in his thirties, of being a drug dealer. And when police allegedly did not act, they took the law into their own hands.
Two masked men tied up the accused victim, poured tar over his head and then covered him in white feathers, apparently from a pillow case.
A small crowd including women and children looked on as the men then adorned their victim with a placard reading: "I'm a drug dealing scumbag".
Pictures of the punishment were sent to a local newspaper.
Why do people take drugs?
Schizophrenics are well known to use tobacco at rates well above average.
So instead of treating the cause: people getting insufficient medical treatment, we go after the result - a market for unapproved treatments.
This is craziness.
It doesn't seem to work.
We want more.