Meanwhile, in England

Police order 8 year-old to break his toy gun or he will be arrested.

12 Responses to “Meanwhile, in England”

  1. ben says:

    Er, the kid’s name is “Samuel England.” It doesn’t mention where this happened. except that it was in Pinehurst, where ever that is.

  2. SayUncle says:

    The source also happens to be an English paper what with their aversion to the letter z and that they spell the word offence and the paper is out of Wiltshire. But what do I know, what with my clicking more than two links deep and all 🙂

  3. JustDoIt says:

    I hope he refuses just to publically embarrass the Nanny-state nunces issuing the order.

  4. nk says:

    July 4, 1776.

  5. ben says:

    Well, thppppt. I’m lazy.

  6. Cactus Jack says:

    Now I’ve heard bullshit before but this incident with the toy gun and car is the most serious BS I’ve ever seen!

    I was stationed in the UK when I was in the Air Force and have sometimes thought that I’d like to go back and visit. But with this kinda shit… Hell no! A limey cop would probably make me throw away my brass buckeled belt because it might used as a weapon.

  7. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    When the British say the letter “z”, they call it “zed” for some weird reason.

  8. JustDoIt says:

    “zed” is the french pronunciation of the letter “z”

  9. Linoge says:

    Did you not get the memo? Toy guns are the cause of all of the gun crime over in good old mother England! They must be stamped out unequivocably! Then we must go after toy soldiers… and violent video games… and any form of physical competition… and then, well, then we will simply be so damned wussy, no one will even bother attacking us, out of sheer pity.

  10. Ron W says:

    England from whence many of our principles of liberty and law come, has sadly degenerated into pathetic barbarism.

  11. Lyle says:

    Lets put this in perspective: I’d much rather they came and broke my kids’ toys once a week than subject the whole family to U.K. tax rates, thereby confiscating the kids’ inheritance and saddling them with a lifetime of servitude.

    Ironically, this sort of trivial expression of state power can cause more outrage.