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Old 07-19-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Seven children selling lemonade were told by police they had to close up shop -- because they didn't have a permit.

Cops went sour on a group of kids after a resident in the Haverford Township, Pa., neighborhood sicced police on the youngsters for selling lemonade on a residential street.

Kids' Lemonade Stand Shut Down By Cops - News- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31984943 - broken link)
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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who shuts kids down for starting a lemonade stand? a-holes.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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That's horrible.

I see kids selling bottled water / juice on medians everyday (basically the poor kids' lemonade stand) and try to support them when I can.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: California
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The article says the cops looked into it and discovered it was legal for them to do this if they are under 16. No harm, no foul.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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The article says the cops looked into it and discovered it was legal for them to do this if they are under 16. No harm, no foul.
The issue isn't whether or not the act was legal or illegal, enforced or ignored, the point is what kind of no life individual would even consider calling the police to complain about kids selling lemonade!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Must have been the orange juice dealer up the street
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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They were tattled on by a scardy cat that loves zoning laws more then freedom. First a Lemonaid stand then a Wal-mart.
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