Magazine article Reason

Brickbats

Magazine article Reason

Brickbats

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Edin Mehic received a 70-euro fine after burping near a police officer in a public amusement park in Vienna, Austria. The officer said the burp violated public decency.

On one single day, Tennessee Circuit Judge John McAfee overturned three rulings by General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons that had removed a total of four children from their homes over the objections of the Department of Children's Services. The agency told Sammons not only that it did not wish to remove the children from their homes but also that it saw no legal grounds to do so. McAfee says he routinely has to issue emergency stays of Sammons' removal orders.

Officials in West Chester Township, Ohio, conceded that Melissa Warren and Eric Adams did everything by the book when they issued them a zoning permit and license to operate a swingers club. But after the two invested considerable money in the project, the township rescinded their license and permit and banned such businesses.

In order to host a Beach Volleyball World Tourtournament, the Iranian government promised the sport's organizing body that it would allow women to attend. But when the event began, women were turned away at the gate.

| In Menifee, California, officials at Ethan A. Chase Middle School encouraged stu-Brickbats dents to dress up as Disney characters for a school spirit day. But when Austin Lacey, 13, showed up dressed as Elsa from Frozen, the principal ordered him to take off the costume. Superintendent Julie Vitale claims the action was taken to prevent disruption. …

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