The five shooting deaths of students at Northern Illinois University is right up there for pure tragedy.
The multiple deaths from an illegal drag race on a public street in Maryland is right up there for sheer stupidity.
But for down-home despicable, it's hard to beat the Florida sheriff's deputy accused of dumping a quadriplegic man onto the floor from his wheelchair.
Hillsborough County Deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones told the man in custody on a traffic warrant to stand up. When he said he couldn't, she allegedly spilled him onto the floor.
She's charged with felony abuse of a disabled person -- and could get up to five years in prison.
First offense or no, if convicted she should get every day of it. Despicable.