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Cops shut down Ga. Girl Scout cookie stand

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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I think its obvious to all that the girl scouts are merely a front for the taliban, all of them should have been tortured and shipped off to GITMO


and had their cookies confascated




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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# the police, And there disgraceful ways.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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The girls scouts leader should have got a permit for a stand. Can't blame the cops for telling them they can't set up a table to sell cookies if they didn't have a permit. That's the law that the people of that community decided on and the girls scouts are not above the laws.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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WTH!! No wonder I can't find a girl scout to save my life. I need thin mints!

This is so stupid. When I was younger there were girl scouts all over selling cookies! Now it's not ok unless the city gets their cut. It's little girls selling cookies!! How can they take that from them.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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The TSA screeners should have been called, the scouts thoroughly fondled and/or sent through the naked body xray machines and their boxes checked for explosives. An example must be set. [/sarcasm]



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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The cop didn't do anything wrong if, to sell cookies in that town, you need a Peddler's Permit. Dem's da rules. Sorry that the woman was "stunned."
She didn't find out about the rules and is probably the one who freaked out the girls. Oh the drama. Scary police state!


"We issue the permits so that parents and kids know the rules," said Chief Mansour. "We don't want them standing in the street or in a dangerous location. We also want to make sure people who are fundraising are from our area and not sneaking in from other states."

Troop 7984 now has their permit and plan to be out in the city selling again Saturday.

To smooth things over, the city is offering troop members a pizza party and a personal tour of the police department.

"I don't want kids to ever fear police officers," Chief Mansour said. "I hate that that happened. I hope we handle things better next time."
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Pizza parties cure all.


P.S. Does this woman not realize that by making such an issue out of this, she sets a pretty weird example for the girls and also displays her own ignorance for the world to see? I find that so oddly amusing—is that wrong of me? And that the "news" stations covered it is even funnier.

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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This is so far beyond stupid its pathetic. The officer involved must be on some sort of power trip getting off on busting a bunch of little girls selling cookies. I don't get it. Maybe the officer is to scared to try and stop real crime, so he has to pick on a bunch of little kids.

This guy should be publicly stoned.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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Was there a police report made? If so, post the officers name. A-Holes get away with too much when it is not directly involved with them selves. IE ... POST what this guy did to little girls...



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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The police chief's name is in the article I sourced. Have at it



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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Maybe I am wrong, but sometimes, it seem looking the other way isn't such a bad idea, they obviously look the other way concerning all the crack houses.
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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by tokzik
tghis is just pathetic... how can the officer sleep at night,



All officers will enforce this, as it is the "law".. So, show me one good leo?



Deebo



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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We all know its the law, its the principle involved. The law can be altered to make due. When something like this arises, politicians can look at it revise it. Where I live, I just passed a bunch girl scouts selling cookies yesterday. No troubles and no worries.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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You're bothered that they look the other way, but you want them to look the other way? Umm okay.

Considering that this permit thing was put in place for precisely the reason of protecting children who were doing what they were doing, is this really such a bad thing? Could he maybe have handled it a little better? Maybe he could have informed the women that they in fact did need a permit and why they needed it. Maybe he could have gone over the safety concerns and awareness that the permit is meant to ensure that the organizers are aware of. And maybe could have then let them finish out the day.

But we really don't know what the exact discussion was or how it went down, do we? So we can't really judge as to why the events that transpired transpired the way they did. For all we know, one of the women could have hollered police state at him and called him a jackbooted thug or a pig.


As for the kids being "scared," ya gotta ask yourself why too. Was he mean? Have they seen and heard things in society that are instilling a sense of fear in them? Who knows.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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You don't get it, you never get it.

For years we had a crack house across the street, yet they harassed my son for skateboarding on the sidewalk, all the neighbors complained about the crack house, yet, my son was arrested for skate boarding through a parking lot, asked if they knew it was a crack house they always said, yes.

I just wish they would worry about something more significant.


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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Peddler Permit = City Fees.
It's that $imple.................
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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


You don't get it, you never get it.

For years we had a crack house across the street, yet they harassed my son for skateboarding on the sidewalk, all the neighbors complained about the crack house, yet, my son was arrested for skate boarding through a parking lot, asked if they knew it was a crack house they always said, yes.

I just wish they would worry about something more significant.


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Yeah, right, okay. I never get it that rules and/or cops are good if you need them or happen to agree with them and evil if you don't because I'm some sort of idiot. What I really don't get is why some people can neither seem to stay on topic nor assess a situation for what it is, not what they want to read into it or fear. Wolf!


I agree. I wish these women and the news and the other people so "shocked" and horrified and angered" by this would worry about something more significant too.


Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Peddler Permit = City Fees.
It's that $imple.................
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Do you know for a fact that there is a fee for this permit? Is it really, that simple?

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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I happen to live in Georgia and we just bought 5 boxes from a troop of girl scouts. I just finished a box of tagalongs mmmmm.

We can't do -anything- anymore without some kind of government intervention.

And seriously, what were these cops thinking? It's not like they were gonna run wallmart out of business...common..
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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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"Help us help you"

Yes, they broke the "rules." Boo-hoo. That's not the point.

"Those are the rules" is simple apologism for a maintaining the status quo of obedience to an authoritative body, couched in clever language aimed subtle conditioning, and nothing more. Social conditioning, blind obedience. Good little citizens.

"It's for your own good"


Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by Stormdancer777

 

Considering that this permit thing was put in place for precisely the reason of protecting children who were doing what they were doing, is this really such a bad thing?



Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Do you know for a fact that there is a fee for this permit?


No, we do not know that the permit cost money (which we could easily find via a simple phone call). Even if it doesn't:


"There is a Peddler's Permit ordinance on the city books. City council members adopted it more than a year ago after a member commented that he almost hit a young person who was selling something dangerously close to a busy street."

"We issue the permits so that parents and kids know the rules," said Chief Mansour. "We don't want them standing in the street or in a dangerous location. We also want to make sure people who are fundraising are from our area and not sneaking in from other states."
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How is a permit going to protect the kids? The kid was selling something dangerously close, so a permit fixes that? Yes, it *might* if it required actions a certain distance away from roadway, which does not prevent anything. To me this is not about "protecting kids," which is just a convenient justification, just as many laws aimed at "protecting" are largely revenue schemes, which is similar to how a speed limit sign does not stop someone from speeding, but simply imposes a FINE for speeding.. All a permit does is add revenue, whether through the application process or the fines from operating without it. "I almost hit a kid, so let's make them get a permit." Maybe it's me, but it makes no rational sense. A permit won't stop anything.

"We're protecting you"

See, it's all about the "rules." Those pesky Girl Scouts, sneaking in from all over the country to sell cookies!


Pizza parties=social bandaids for all,
How pathetic.


Originally posted by ~Lucidity
But we really don't know what the exact discussion was or how it went down, do we?


Very true.


Originally posted by ~Lucidity
As for the kids being "scared," ya gotta ask yourself why too. Was he mean? Have they seen and heard things in society that are instilling a sense of fear in them?


They probably have, and that is an extremely important issue. COPS is on quite a bit. Really though, what does it really say when kids are afraid of cops? That speaks volumes in itself.

Heck, cops scare me in general, when i know i am not breaking the law. Just simply intimidating, they are.


Originally posted by Stormdancer777

For years we had a crack house across the street, yet they harassed my son for skateboarding on the sidewalk, all the neighbors complained about the crack house, yet, my son was arrested for skate boarding through a parking lot, asked if they knew it was a crack house they always said, yes.

I just wish they would worry about something more significant.


I agree. I used to live in a middle class neighborhood through which teenagers would frequently speed (as teenagers generally do). I even almost got hit once whilst walking. Then, one day, as i was out in the yard a cop pulls up and informs me that a car we had parked in the yard was not allowed to be there. I asked the cop if he would kindly enforce the speed limit due to the dangerousness of the speeding vehicles rather than make a house call because of a parked car. I never saw that anything happened regarding the speeders. Nice story, huh?




"Ignoring small problems allows for them to develop into larger ones."


Bottom line: Just let the kids sell cookies without all the red tape! Geez!

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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You know, I vaguely remember David Letterman having a little girl on his show a few years back. She had a lemonade stand out in front of her house and the jerk neighbor actually called the cops on her!

The cops showed up and legally had to make her stop because she did not have a business permit.... So Letterman brought her on, made fun of that jerk neighbor for a few and then after pulling some strings, got her a business permit so she could sell her lemonade again.

I don't know. It's just pathetic... Come on... The girls were just selling girl scout cookies. Yeah, I guess they were on private property... But honestly, they would other wise be going door to door on private property anyway...

Just... let them sell the cookies... Sometimes... Common sense does not prevail in the justice system... This is one of those times.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Oh yay more drama.
You think I'm unaware? Not awake? Haven't seen all this before? Think again.

I'm as concerned as most people here about REAL abuses. Some people cry wolf way too often, make too many mountains out of molehills, and display too much predictable, lemminglike behaviors to even be taken seriously anymore. Pick your battles and assign your priorities.



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