‘Harrass young thugs’

A story from the press this morning that is winding me up:
The home secretary, Jacqui Smith is proposing a strategy for disaffected young people that is being reported as a move involving “hounding them” and making “their lives as uncomfortable as possible”. The Guardian reports that this recommendation will form part of a speech by the home secretary today!
Captain’s Log Supplemental: I’m pleased to say that the actual speech was not as negative as (I presume) the press-release put out ahead of the speech that the papers picked up on. It also was not only focussed on young people which was what had been pre-presented.