Let's just go back to the theory again.
Home Office minister Hazel Blears, quoted on the Labour Party website in 2003 (since removed), on anti-social behaviour :
"we are seeing much more cooperation from the courts in making sure decent people who are prepared to stand up and challenge this behaviour are properly protected."
The late Alan Toogood challenged anti-social behaviour.
"A 15-year-old boy, a boy and a girl aged 16, and 18-year-old man were originally arrested on suspicion of murder, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to press charges. The man and two boys refused to answer questions at the inquest on Tuesday. "