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In Liverpool, England, about 20 police officers descended on the Hot Water Comedy Club to close down a show being held in violation of ban on large gatherings. They were surprised to find the club already closed. Paul Blair, one of the club's owners, says someone saw a Facebook video of a show taped two weeks earlier and, despite it being made clear a number of times in the broadcast that the show was taped, that person assumed it was live and reported the club to police.

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  1. Next they’ll be forbidding videos of large gatherings, putting them on a par with kiddie porn.

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  2. A heroic concerned citizen saw something and said something. There is no greater patriotic act! Huzzah!!!

    1. People who “see” something and then report it to the police are the absolute worst people on the planet. Scum of the earth.

      1. What if you see a real crime, such as a theft or murder? As little confidence as I have in the police, I’d probably still report that.

        Now, as for creeps who report petty “crimes” just for the sense of power, yeah, they’re pretty terrible.

  3. What a wanker.

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  4. 20 police officers
    So there was a gathering of more than 10.

    1. Gatherings of more than 10 people, not cops. Totally different.

      1. True. I assume they can also get haircuts.

  5. Snitches skip the stitches and go straight into the ditches.

  6. The club shared CCTV footage showing the confused officers gathered outside the empty club.

    The club’s followup live comedy stream.

  7. How dumb are the police? No, don’t answer that question, it is British police. They could have sent one officer to check it out or even just called to see if the club was open by requesting a table for twenty.

    1. Why bother making a minimal effort phone call when you can send 20 guys to administer a stern talking to?

  8. Gute kleine Nazis!

  9. Police then arrested Blair for acting independently and defying their expectations of wrong-doing and depriving them of a chance to push people around.

    1. ‘Wasting Police Time’.

  10. Retroactive law enforcement!

    1. Monday Morning Minority Report.

  11. We all laugh at Garbage Island antics, but all I see are cautionary tales.

    I hope for four more years and at least a hundred new [originalist] judges. At least it might stave it off in my lifetime.

  12. I hope someone calls the police on the person who reported this. Good and hard.

    1. He could get in real hot water over it.

  13. Busybodies are bad enough; it’s worse when they misunderstand the situation.

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