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(Miami Herald)   Selling water at the National Mall? That's an arrestin'   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
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2017-06-24 04:13:28 PM  
Why do Liberals arrest kids?
 
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-06-24 04:40:03 PM  
I'm guessing there is a lot more to this story.
 
2017-06-24 04:58:06 PM  
The kids just need to improve their game a bit, treat it more like they're selling pot or something and don't make it so obvious that the cops have cause to actually bust them. Pass the money on the down low, or call it a donation, after that there's nothing wrong with giving someone a nice cold bottle of water.
 
2017-06-24 05:44:28 PM  
If they were treated differently than other violators who'd done the same thing, that there is an issue.

If they weren't?  Um, don't sell stuff at the National Mall without a permit.

/hopefully there's not some ugly racism story behind all this... but i wouldn't be shocked if there were
 
2017-06-24 06:35:50 PM  

FNG: I'm guessing there is a lot more to this story.


Yeah I'm guessing they asked them to stop a couple of times or the kids copped and attitude with the cops.
 
2017-06-24 06:36:12 PM  
"Washington D.C. Rep. Eleanor Norton also weighed in on the incident Friday, saying she would ask the U.S. Park police to explain the arrest."

Uh oh, Park Service. You dun goofed.
 
2017-06-24 07:21:09 PM  

FNG: I'm guessing there is a lot more to this story.


Doubt it.  TFA just says that they needed a permit to sell water.  They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

Good thing those cops were there to protect us citizens from black youth selling bottled water.
 
2017-06-24 07:39:25 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: "Washington D.C. Rep. Eleanor Norton also weighed in on the incident Friday, saying she would ask the U.S. Park police to explain the arrest."

Uh oh, Park Service. You dun goofed.


Seriously. No revenue-generating summonses? No siccing CPS on the parents? No blustery it's-for-the-children-you-MONSTER ex-post-facto justification?
 
2017-06-24 07:40:35 PM  
If the police don't do anything then all the vendors who do have permits have a valid reason to complain and expect action.
 
2017-06-24 07:41:59 PM  
At least they survived.  Eric Garner was killed for selling loose cigarettes.
 
2017-06-24 07:49:30 PM  
MAYBE, just maybe, maybe,...the people that sell water complained..just a thought.
 
2017-06-24 07:50:16 PM  
Contrary to popular belief, kids still aren't allowed to break the law, film at 11.
 
2017-06-24 07:50:23 PM  

Munden:   They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".


They were handcuffed and publicly humiliated. As others have said, a little white girl selling lemonade would not have been handcuffed.

All that came of this is another few citizens who will never respect the police.

And yes, the Mall has a serious lack of good water options.
 
2017-06-24 07:52:32 PM  
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2017-06-24 07:53:35 PM  

Munden: FNG: I'm guessing there is a lot more to this story.

Doubt it.  TFA just says that they needed a permit to sell water.  They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

Good thing those cops were there to protect us citizens from black youth selling bottled water.


Well, they were cuffed so they must have --- oh they're brown. Got it.
 
2017-06-24 07:54:57 PM  
Iced tea?

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2017-06-24 07:55:47 PM  

GodComplex: Contrary to popular belief, kids still aren't allowed to break the law, film at 11.


Hey, maybe next time they'll even blast them to pieces, bet that will make you hard.
 
2017-06-24 07:59:05 PM  
"Blown out of proportion" is corporate weasel-speak for "Aw shiat, we got busted!"
 
2017-06-24 07:59:32 PM  
They were cuffed, held until their parents got there, and released with a warning.
TFA didn't mention it, but I assume the water was confiscated.

That seems pretty reasonable for a misdemeanor.
 
2017-06-24 08:00:09 PM  
If only there were a good kid with a water bottle
 
2017-06-24 08:01:36 PM  
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose, told U.S. News & World Report that the teens were detained for "illegally selling water" without a permit, and believed the whole situation "has gotten blown out of proportion."


"Detained" is very different from "arrested". Sounds like they weren't arrested.
 
2017-06-24 08:02:20 PM  

RolfBlitzer: If only there were a good white kid with a water bottle


FTFY
 
2017-06-24 08:03:39 PM  
Water you thinking,?
 
2017-06-24 08:03:51 PM  

dukeblue219: Munden:   They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

They were handcuffed and publicly humiliated. As others have said, a little white girl selling lemonade would not have been handcuffed.

All that came of this is another few citizens who will never respect the police.

And yes, the Mall has a serious lack of good water options.


3 Girls Busted for illegal Lemonade Stand
Youtube mPKUUH7ytUo
 
2017-06-24 08:04:58 PM  

jst3p: A spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose, told U.S. News & World Report that the teens were detained for "illegally selling water" without a permit, and believed the whole situation "has gotten blown out of proportion."


"Detained" is very different from "arrested". Sounds like they weren't arrested.


it's still an over-reaction from the Park Police. What the Park Police *should* have done is ask them if they had a permit, and inform them that if they *didn't* have a permit, they would have to move along and stop selling water without a permit, or they would end up getting arrested.
 
2017-06-24 08:05:53 PM  
They forgot the bribe:

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2017-06-24 08:06:08 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: "Washington D.C. Rep. Eleanor Norton also weighed in on the incident Friday, saying she would ask the U.S. Park police to explain the arrest."

Uh oh, Park Service. You dun goofed.


The Park Service is what, supposed to be afraid of a non-voting representative?
 
2017-06-24 08:07:48 PM  

ClavellBCMI: jst3p: A spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose, told U.S. News & World Report that the teens were detained for "illegally selling water" without a permit, and believed the whole situation "has gotten blown out of proportion."


"Detained" is very different from "arrested". Sounds like they weren't arrested.

it's still an over-reaction from the Park Police. What the Park Police *should* have done is ask them if they had a permit, and inform them that if they *didn't* have a permit, they would have to move along and stop selling water without a permit, or they would end up getting arrested.


DING DING!
 
2017-06-24 08:09:57 PM  
it's a shiatty place to be hungry or thirsty. there's a handful of kiosks, a mcdonald's at air & space, the mitsitam cafe in the native american museum, and not much else. there are food trucks at the edge of the mall, but it's about a mile wide. the stuff they do sell is at crazily gouged prices.

these kids are just disrupting the smithsonian food desert by dodging regulations. they're capitalists.
 
2017-06-24 08:17:39 PM  

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At what point did you think posting this racist shiat was a good idea?
Did you think this was a safe space for your nazi nonsense?
 
2017-06-24 08:20:54 PM  
There's always kids selling water and Gatorade out of coolers near the mall in the summer. They do it openly and I always assumed they weren't licensed and that the cops were looking the other way. I wonder if I was wrong and a lot of these cooler sales are actually licensed or if something specific happened here to merit the enforcement. Or maybe they are finally cracking down due to complaints about the competition.
 
2017-06-24 08:32:20 PM  

GDubDub: OtherLittleGuy: "Washington D.C. Rep. Eleanor Norton also weighed in on the incident Friday, saying she would ask the U.S. Park police to explain the arrest."

Uh oh, Park Service. You dun goofed.

The Park Service is what, supposed to be afraid of a non-voting representative?


Non-voting rep? Nawww.

Ass-ripping by Eleanor Norton? Even Yertle and Putin quake.
 
2017-06-24 08:32:41 PM  

dukeblue219: Munden:   They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

They were handcuffed and publicly humiliated. As others have said, a little white girl selling lemonade would not have been handcuffed.

All that came of this is another few citizens who will never respect the police.

And yes, the Mall has a serious lack of good water options.


They broke the law and were given a warning. Wtf is wrong with you people? Nothing bad happened to them
 
2017-06-24 08:37:24 PM  
I'm gonna guess that the permit cost runs into 6 figures.
 
2017-06-24 08:37:56 PM  
Libs tying themselves in knots looking for something to be outraged over.
 
2017-06-24 08:39:01 PM  
I say if it's lead free, let 'em be.
 
2017-06-24 08:39:15 PM  

Carousel Beast: dukeblue219: Munden:   They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

They were handcuffed and publicly humiliated. As others have said, a little white girl selling lemonade would not have been handcuffed.

All that came of this is another few citizens who will never respect the police.

And yes, the Mall has a serious lack of good water options.

They broke the law and were given a warning. Wtf is wrong with you people? Nothing bad happened to them


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2017-06-24 08:42:19 PM  
So much for Trumps support of small business.
 
2017-06-24 08:42:36 PM  
Maybe it was bottled Flint water they were peddling
 
2017-06-24 08:43:48 PM  

stuffy: So much for Trumps support of small business.


DC is run by Democrats
 
2017-06-24 08:46:59 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: stuffy: So much for Trumps support of small business.

DC is run by Democrats


DC is run by the congress.  They pretend that they have home rule.  They really don't.
 
2017-06-24 08:48:08 PM  

Johnny Rockets: Libs tying themselves in knots looking for something to be outraged over.


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2017-06-24 08:50:57 PM  

Barfmaker: Pass the money on the down low, or call it a donation, after that there's nothing wrong with giving someone a nice cold bottle of water.


Having a 501c3 slush fund works for everyone else in DC
 
2017-06-24 08:52:33 PM  
Should have called it a drink sharing service, then regulations no longer apply.
 
2017-06-24 08:55:46 PM  
I was there. The cops were in their undercover costumes. It was a joke. These entrepreneurial kids look so young and scared. It may have been illegal, but the response was total overkill
 
2017-06-24 08:56:01 PM  

Munden: FNG: I'm guessing there is a lot more to this story.

Doubt it.  TFA just says that they needed a permit to sell water.  They weren't "arrested" so much as they were detained, "The teens were held until their parents arrived".

Good thing those cops were there to protect us citizens from black youth selling bottled water.


They were in handcuffs.  To me, that screams "arrested!"

I can see them requiring permits to sell stuff at the location to avoid getting overrun by vendors selling cheap plastic junk from China, but cuffing some teens for selling water is excessive.  How hard is it to tell them it's not permitted and to stop it?  If they were warned and continued selling, I would say ticketing is justified, but still not on the level of arresting.
 
2017-06-24 08:57:11 PM  

Carousel Beast: They broke the law and were given a warning.


Handcuffing and detaining well beyond a warning.
 
2017-06-24 08:58:51 PM  

kbronsito: There's always kids selling water and Gatorade out of coolers near the mall in the summer. They do it openly and I always assumed they weren't licensed and that the cops were looking the other way. I wonder if I was wrong and a lot of these cooler sales are actually licensed or if something specific happened here to merit the enforcement. Or maybe they are finally cracking down due to complaints about the competition.


Maybe there are 80 kids operating under the permit for "Kids-with-coolers, Inc" :-)
 
2017-06-24 08:59:47 PM  
The licensed vendors were probably the ones who called the police.
 
2017-06-24 09:01:00 PM  
In Las Vegas people were getting empty water bottles from the trash, refilling them and then reselling them. They would hide the fact that the seal was broken by "opening" and then handing it to the customer. Now you need a permit, health card etc to sell water.
 
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