Brickbats: April 2021
Police in Brooklyn, New York, touted a raid they made in December that seized 22 firearms, even posting a photo of themselves with their haul online. The police department’s own lab quickly figured out that 21 of the 22 guns were not real firearms but replicas, starter pistols, or air guns. But the district attorney is refusing to drop weapons charges against the owner of the fake guns, who leases the weapons to people shooting music videos.
Retired doctors and nurses in the United Kingdom have volunteered to help administer coronavirus vaccines, but red tape is making it difficult for them to lend a hand. They have to produce 21 different documents, including not only proof of their professional licensing but also certification that they have undergone the most recent training in -equality, diversity, and human rights; prevention of radicalization; and data security.
A pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong has been sentenced to four months in prison for insulting the Chinese flag and unlawful assembly. Tony Chung, 19, tossed the flag to the ground during a protest outside the Hong Kong legislature.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has condemned the naming of the city’s hospital for Facebook’s co-founder and CEO. The hospital was renamed in 2015 after Mark Zuckerberg donated $75 million for a new acute care and trauma center. Supervisors criticized Facebook for not doing more to protect users’ privacy or to stop the spread of misinformation. The renaming was approved by a previous Board of Supervisors.
Daniel and Norris Keating saw a barrel marked “flammable liquid” floating in the waterway behind their Clearwater, Florida, home. They pulled it out and called county officials to see about transporting it to a hazardous waste drop-off site. Instead, firefighters arrived and said that, because it was now
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