Cedar Falls, IA – As the Free Thought Project reported last month, 2018 is turning out to be the summer of the snitches as neighbors turn in fellow neighbors to authorities for selling water, lemonade, or for simply being black at your own apartment complex pool. This see something say something society is the wet dream of the authoritarian and as a recent case of a girl selling cookies out of Iowa illustrates, it is showing no signs of slowing.
One would think that in the ostensible land of the free, a little girl selling cookies to raise money over the summer would never be an issue over which people would call the police. However, one would be wrong.
Savannah Watters, a 10-year-old girl selling homemade cookies on her street became the subject of not one neighbor calling the police, not even two. In total, three of this little girl's neighbors called armed men in bullet proof vests to report that a 10-year-old selling cookies is disrupting to their neighborhood.
"It was going really well," said Savannah, until the cops showed up that is.
Neighbors claim the girl's cookie stand was disrupting traffic, so they had no other option but to resort to the force of the state to solve this problem.
Apparently, simply walking over to the girl's house and asking her parents to help solve the traffic problem was just too difficult and they were forced to bring in armed enforcers to do their bidding for them.
As WIRC reported, one of those neighbors tells CNN off camera that she called the police because she was worried about the traffic flow on the street and she was just trying to protect the safety of the children in the neighborhood, including her own, after her daughter was almost hit by a cookie customer's car.
"Over a period of five days, (the department) received three phone calls," Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson said.