British Man Arrested for Organizing Water Fight
Man Arrested for Planning Water Fight
A 20-year-old British man was arrested for organizing a water fight via mobile phone and social networking. This is not a joke.
If you were wondering if UK police are monitoring your social activities in the wake of the recent riots, the answer is obviously "yes". However, one must question the wisdom in such monitoring, as well as the competence with which the police are responding.
The unnamed man has been charged with "encouraging or assisting in the commission of an offence" under the 2007 Serious Crime Act, police said.
So, water fights are considered a serious crime in Britain. Interesting. And, by "interesting", we mean "insane".
There is a precedent, though, to young people getting arrested for organizing a water fight. That precedent is in Iran, where the Morality Police busted a bunch of kids who dared to squirt each other with squirt guns.
With David Cameron making noises about the permanent monitoring of services like BBM, UK residents are finding that the surveillance state that is modern Britain just got a whole lot nosier.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government thinks that Whitehall is doing a heckuva job.