Brickbat: Diving in the Deep End


Eight police officers responded to a Dorset, England, swimming pool after a man shouted at children who splashed him. Two of the officers, fully clothed, jumped in, and dragged him out. They later determined he'd committed no crime and drove him home.

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  1. Well, obviously, they needed to do something.

    1. Yes, but they *should* have used water cannons.

  2. In England, all swimming pools are property of HRH The Queen of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Governor of the Church of England, Defender of the Faith, Victoria Beckham.

  3. Also the squirrels snuck this one in again, AFTER the Tea Party article, but time stamped before it.


    1. I’ve seen that a couple times recently. At least Brickbats are showing up in batches any more.

      1. this

  4. You have got to admit dude that makes a lot of sense

    1. God I love Anonbot.

  5. At least no one’s dog got shot.

  6. Ah, England… The land where the cops will jump in a pool to arrest you for committing no crime, but the paramedics WON’T wade into a pond to save you from drowning.


  7. They later determined he’d committed no crime and drove him home.

    While the initial call was ridiculous, does anybody think that there would have been a similar ending in NYC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, LA or any other American City?

  8. Few of the contributors below have kind words for either President Obama or Gov. Romney, but many are stoked by state-level intiatives seeking to legalize the production, sale, and use of marijuana; to recognize gay marriage; and to otherwise limit Focusing on a single, less-than-important utterance by the president is a great way of missing the bigger picture, which has been painted in terrifying detail by journalists such as The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake. Lake has documented how jihadists had attacked Western targets in Benghazi months before the 9/11 attack, that U.S. sources realized the 9/11 attack was a planned operation long before the public learned that fact, that the ambassador feared for his safety, that security had been reduced, and more coach outlet Via CNN and other sources, we continue to learn more about the constant screwups and miscommunications plaguing our presence in Libya. What kind of world are we living in when politicians (including Republicans!) seem more fixated on a throwaway line in a speech rather than a serious investigation of why American diplomats are being killed?coach outlet online Those are the sorts of questions that the presidential debates – and ensuing media colloquies – would be better off asking. And not just about Libya but the bigger question of U.S. foreign policy.

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