Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kids Arrested in DC on Lemonade Freedom Day

U.S. Capitol police get out the handcuffs and arrest kids for selling lemonade near the Capitol.


9 Comments:

At 8/21/2011 9:05 PM, Blogger W.C. Varones said...

Legalize freedom!

 
At 8/22/2011 2:10 AM, Blogger Joshua said...

I think the police did a professional and courteous job of carrying out their responsibility of upholding laws on the books. And in spite of some quite obnoxious protesters, even if they were right.

 
At 8/22/2011 4:32 AM, Blogger FactsAreFriendly said...

Regarding Joshua's comment:

Handcuffs are professional and courteous?

Shoving cameras into the faces of their operators is professional and courteous?

Not having sense enough not to overreact is professional and courteous?

Arresting people who bought lemonade for 10 cents is professional and courteous?

And all, supposedly in the name of upholding vendor permit laws?

The lemonade stand was obviously a demonstration. It succeeded in bringing attention to the lemonade busts against little girls around the country. The cops should learn to deal with it in a non-criminal and non-abusive manner.

Leave the demonstrators alone to make their protest. That is called Freedom of Speech.

If the cops had enjoyed the moment instead of making it a Federal Crime, they would have been a lot more professional and courteous.

It was an unprofessional overreaction to a wonderfully juvenile and witty prank which was making a point about the recent silly police crackdowns on little girls' lemonade stands.

A Freedom of Speech demonstration should not be trumped by some vague and penny-ante health department vendor regulation.

 
At 8/22/2011 5:46 AM, Blogger geoih said...

Quote from FactsAreFriendly: "Regarding Joshua's comment: Handcuffs are professional and courteous? Shoving cameras into the faces of their operators is professional and courteous? Not having sense enough not to overreact is professional and courteous? Arresting people who bought lemonade for 10 cents is professional and courteous?"

It is if you're an unthinking drone of the state. Intimidation, assault, and kidnapping, all time honored tools of the state.

 
At 8/22/2011 7:31 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Ahhh, I don't know about this...

Using one's kids as sockpuppets smacks of leftist idiocy....

Can't sell there, then change the law by changing one's representatives and senators...

That's what the vote is supposedly all about...

 
At 8/22/2011 7:54 AM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

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At 8/22/2011 7:57 AM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

You people just don't understand. See, what happened is that the violent crime rate in D.C. has cratered. There are so many fewer murders, armed robberies, rapes, and other assaults, AND all of the unsolved/Cold Case crimes have been cleared. Having discharged their duties successfully regarding these crimes, the D.C. police now are finding themselves free to pursue the only real criminals in D.C. Oh...correction....the only criminals outside of the White House and Capitol Building.

 
At 8/22/2011 8:56 AM, Blogger Don said...

I don't think this proves the point. These "kids" (looked like college "kids" to me) setup a lemonade stand someplace that they knew it was illegal to setup a vending concession with the express purpose of agitating.

That's a far cry for a 12 year old with a stand on her own front lawn.

And they cops did point that difference out to them.

What you do on YOUR property should be YOUR business. What you do on public property is, like it or not, subject to public ordnance.

 
At 8/22/2011 2:49 PM, Blogger Braxton Hicks said...

Shameful. This could have been easily overlooked by law enforcement...sorta like they do with illegal immigration. But NOOOOOO!

 

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