Monday, July 18, 2011
POLICE STATE 2011: Police Chief Shuts Down Children's Lemonade Stand
Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident.
*In Hazelwood, Missouri two young girls scouts have been permanently banned from selling girl scout cookies in the front yard of their own home. A neighbor ratted them out and the police swooped in rapidly to shut them down because the girls were violating a city ordinance that bans "the sale of commodities" from a home.
*Back in June, a lemonade stand run by some kids in Maryland that was raising money for a pediatric cancer charity was shut down and authorities originally slapped a $500 fine on their parents until bad publicity forced them to rescind the fine.
*In Tulare, California one little 7-year-old girl recently had her lemonade stand shut down by authorities because she did not have the proper business permits.
Still think we live in a free nation.