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Georgia cops bust 10-year-old’s lemonade stand


When three girls in Midway, Georgia set up their lemonade stand, they intended to raise enough money to go to the water park. But the ever-vigilant local police quickly identified the girls’ effort as criminal enterprise and shut them down.

“It’s kind of crazy that we couldn’t sell lemonade,” 14-year-old Casity Dixon told WJCL. “It was fun, but we had to listen to the cops and shut it down.”

The police chief and another officer discovered the stand only one day after it had opened.

“They told us to shut it down,” 10-year-old Skylar Roberts said.

“We had told them, we understand you guys are young, but still, you’re breaking the law, and we can’t let you do it anymore,” Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar explained. “The law is the law, and we have to be consistent with how we enforce the laws.”

A city permit that would have allowed the lemonade stand to stay open costs $50 a day. In contrast, a child’s water park ticket goes for about $27.

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal too.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comment by Emily Jensen
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Can I get an address for these girls to send them the money that they need for the park pass???  A BUSINESS LICENSE FOR A LEMONADE STAND ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????????????????????  I have never head of such a silly thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do you need a business license to babysit in the town too????????????????????????????????????????  Absolutely ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Sam Boes
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Thank goodness that the cops stopped this evil enterprise before it placed the entire city on the slippery slope to epidemic sickness and widespread lawlessness and a total breakdown of society.  Yeah, it was just lemonade and tea now, but before you know it they would have been selling sodas (in cans and bottles - and NOT RECYCLING!!!), they'd have added chips and expanded to hot dogs and pizza slices, and the litter and illness would have decimated the city.  And these girls would have gone on to flaunt themselves in skimpy swimsuits at the water park, and before you know it, they'd have been dancing around a pole in some sleazy night spot catering to on-duty cops, and using their sales skills to sell dime bags and roaches to kindergarteners.  Not only that, but after stiffing the city for $50 a day, they'd have gone on to throw away parking tickets instead of paying them, and before you know it, they would be stealing sewer manhole covers for scrap, and after that - well, going into competition with the Yakuza and Cosa Nostra would have been just a matter of time.  How wonderful that this police chief is so dedicated to his duty that he takes the time to patrol the streets and accost little girls who are growing up so quickly into drug-running, exotic-dancing sluts.  Now, he's turned them (and their families) into libertarians, or at least started the process.

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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And the law is that we have no God given inalienable rights that that we must beg Caesar for permission for anything that we do.

What do you think the IQ is of cops that swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and then go and trash it like this?

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