OK, here’s story number one, by way of Michelle: 
(06-17) 19:07 PDT TURLOCK (STANISLAUS COUNTY) —  The town of Turlock and much of the rest of the nation was shocked when a 27-year-old man beat and stomped his 2-year-old son to death on a rural road. But what was nearly as stunning for many people was that none of the motorists and their passengers who stopped and saw the attack tried to tackle the man.
Then, we have story number two, from Canada, offered up by Bruce McQuain: 
First we have “hate speech” taking precedence over free speech . And now we have at least one court deciding that it has the right to overrule a father’s discipline :
An appeal will be filed in a Montreal court after a Quebec judge overruled a father who grounded his 12-year-old daughter for dangerous Internet use.
The lawyer for the father, who can’t be identified to protect the girl, told The Gazette newspaper that Justice Suzanne Tessier overstepped the court’s bounds last Friday when she ruled in favor of the girl’s legal challenge and said she would be allowed to go on a school trip her father had forbidden because of misbehavior.
This is simply insane.
And I’d be hard pressed to tell you which is moreso.
But you know what? In both cases, these extremes can be laid at the feet of government and the power of the lawsuit.