Don’t Forget Your Rubbers

English Rubber Duck RaceA village in England called Bourton-on-the-Water recently reminded people the United States has not cornered the market on police idiocy.

Officers descended on Bourton-on-the-Water,to break up the charity event which was raising money for a local branch of Blood Bikes. The charity is made up of volunteer riders who operate a free blood and medical equipment delivery service to NHS facilities 24 hours a day.

Minutes after around 100 rubber ducks were launched into the River Windrush, which snakes through the centre of the village, a resident called police. According to an ancient bylaw, the river and the village green cannot be used on Sundays for fundraising purposes.

Officers from Gloucestershire Police ordered the organisers to halt the event or risk arrest.

How ironic would it be if one of these officers was injured, and no blood was available because these over-officious jerks shut down a friggin’ rubber duck race?