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Ga. Officers Shut Down Lemonade Stand

July 16, 2011  | 

Midway (Ga.) Police officers shut down a lemonade stand being run by three girls raising money to attend a water park, because the girls didn't have a business license or the required permits.

Midway Chief Kelli Morningstar and a second officer stopped by the stand, and told the girls to close it down.

Source: Associated Press/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Commercial Enforcement, Heavy Handed Enforcement, Stupid Laws


Comments (9)

Displaying 1 - 9 of 9

Mike Hagen @ 7/16/2011 11:02 AM

This does not help with the public's perception of LEO's.

Coach Sok @ 7/18/2011 6:11 PM

If common sense were common, everyone would have it. Very sad, indeed.

Tom @ 7/18/2011 7:06 PM

Pretty soon you will need a permit to breath. Either the police don't have enough to do or common sense is lacking in this department. After serving
28+ years I can confidently state-there are better things to be worried about than little girls trying to sell lemonade.

outdoorguy2000 @ 7/18/2011 7:23 PM

Long term positive relationships between the community and the police start with children. They should have bought a cup or two and went on there way. Total enforcement policing often disregards common sense.

mike @ 7/19/2011 4:34 AM

UNbelievable... come on guys... is there NOTHING ELSE going on in Midway,Ga. to do ??? as a retired L.E.O.... this is pretty sad...

Jeremy @ 7/19/2011 7:36 AM

I am sure there is another side to this story that would cause this decision. Easy folks, resist jumping the bandwagon on this one. The news rarely tells the whole story...

Jimmy J badge 593(Ret.) @ 7/19/2011 4:02 PM

Unless the officers involved took this action in response to a direct

complaint of the violation(s),I agree with the majority of the comments.Sometimes officers do not have the luxury of discretion

to enforce local laws due to a formal complaint by the public, a direct

order by a ranking officer.ect.Let's wait and see if additional facts are given before making a judgement on the officers' action.I too believe there are more important matters to take care of.

AimFire @ 9/7/2011 4:43 AM

We don't know who or what office the stupid was, but "stupid is as stupid does" and this looks stupid at first sip.

ChickCop @ 9/7/2011 10:32 PM

Seriously, they were kids........there's a little thing called "officer discretion," & they should have used it! No good for publi perception of LE. Bad move Chief.

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