Magazine article Reason

Brickbats

Magazine article Reason

Brickbats

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Brevard County, Florida, has fired fire-fighter and paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck after he was caught on video dumping a cancer patient from a gurney to a hospital floor. Hallenbeck had asked the man to get out of the gurney, but the patient refused because a bed wasn't ready for him. This apparently angered Hallenbeck.

In Florida, Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Mark Mahon has banned any speech on Duval County courthouse grounds that might "degrade or call into question the integrity of the court or any of its judges." Mahon's order also covers passing out literature.

Over the pastyear, faculty leaders in the University of California system have undergone training in how to avoid offending students and each other. The training teaches that certain phrases can be considered "microaggressions." Among them: "I believe the most qualified person should get the job" and "America is the land of opportunity."

The Cherry Tree PrimarySchool in Colchester, England, has directed teachers to look through students' lunches and make sure they don't contain scotch eggs or Penerami sausages.

A federal judge has issued a restraining order against Lee County, North Carolina, SheriffTracy Carter and his deputies. The judge found that Carter had deputies arrest a man trying to serve him with a subpoena in a use-of-force lawsuit against the department.

Two years ago, some parents donated an equipment shed for the baseball team at Nevada's Arbor View High School. …

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