Back at the G20 meetings in July in Toronto, there were numerous stories of police overreacting and arresting protesters with little reason whatsoever. Perhaps the most noteworthy story that got attention was the story of “Officer Bubbles,” the name given to a police officer, named Adam Josephs, who threatened to arrest a woman for assault if the bubbles she was blowing landed on him.
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In the meantime, by filing this lawsuit, about the only thing that Office Bubbles has done is call a lot more attention to his initial actions and reinforce the idea that he seems to totally overreact to rather benign situations. But, I guess, if you’re going to arrest a girl for blowing bubbles in your direction, suing YouTube (for being a 3rd party platform) and suing people for mocking comments that no one actually believes probably seems to be equally intelligent.
Officer Bubbles Sues To Find Out Identity Of Anonymous YouTubers, by Mike Masnick, techdrit, October 18, 2010
“Officer Bubbles” Google search
“Officer Bubbles seeks damages from comments on how he acted,” by Chris McCormick, The Daily Gleaner, October 21, 2010
Also see “10 Rules for Dealing with Police”.
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