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Old 06-10-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Overton, TX Police Can Suck A D!ck

Apparently, selling lemonade is illegal now. These cops can take what they said and shove it straight up their a$$ and into their intestines.


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Two young sisters with an "entrepreneurial spirit" set up a lemonade stand in Overton, Texas, to raise money for their dad's Father's day gift, their mom said.

But Andria and Zoey Green's business closed abruptly Monday after police came by to tell them their stand was illegal without a city Peddler's Permit, according to Overton Police Department Chief Clyde Carter.

"It's illegal to sell lemonade without a permit," Carter told ABC News today. "But we didn't tell them to shut down, we just asked them to get a permit."

The girls' mother, Sandi Evans, said they went to try to get a Peddler's Permit at City Hall, but found out they'd have to get licensed by the Rusk County Health Department before being allowed a Peddler's Permit.

The Rusk County Health Department did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for additional information including specific details about the process for getting a permit to sell lemonade.

"Once we found out everything we would have to go through, we just decided to stop technically selling the lemonade," Evans told ABC News today. "The girls are still going to have the stand, but they're just going to ask for donations instead."

Andria, 8, and Zoey, 7, are going to open up stand again Saturday, and a lot of locals and even people outside the community are planning on coming to support them, she added.

Chief Carter told ABC News that asking for donations for lemonade isn't illegal and isn't a problem.

After news stations covered the story, many businesses have showed support for the girls in the form of donations and freebies, their mom said.

"We received free passes to Splash Kingdom, where the girls wanted to take their dad for Father's Day," Evans said. "We got them from the owners of the theme park and then again from a radio station."

The girls have also collected $200 in donations after they temporarily closed up shop, Evans added.

"We do have so many positives coming out of this, and since I don't feel right keeping the money now that they got their dad's gift for free, we're going to give away the extra tickets and set up scholarships with the donations they've collected," she said. "We're going to give the scholarship to a local graduating high school senior majoring in business management."

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The police department's facebook page is even more comical
https://www.facebook.com/overton.policedept?pnref=story
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Don't worry, the current bird flu over there will get them.
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I love that they changed business model, and are right back in business. Effectively outsmarting the law. thumbsup
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Texas again?

It's a whole other country.
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Crisis actors with a cop connection. Look at all the money they're now getting. They never would've made that if they didn't get "shut down."
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I hate lemonade. srsly.
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wow, let's blame the cops for doing their job, I'm sure the loooooooved telling those little girls to kick rocks. Why not get angry about the towns ridiculous bureaucracy. :roll eyes:
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I bet it was some cranky neighbor that reported it which required the cops to take action.
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seriously, those cops are heroes in this story. because of them, their dad got his gift and some hs graduate is getting money for college.
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wow, let's blame the cops for doing their job, I'm sure the loooooooved telling those little girls to kick rocks. Why not get angry about the towns ridiculous bureaucracy. :roll eyes:
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Don't blame the cops, blame the politicians
Fvcking this ^^^.

Singling out the cops is incredibly stupid. They're the bottom rung on this deal and are doing what the city pays them to do. City lawmakers get a free pass, evidently. As do the clerks/bureaucrats at City Hall and the county Health Dept.

Herp derp damn cops herpa derp.
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Cops just enforce laws. They don't create them. People need to be more analytical with situations.
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When I used to do group rides (road cycling), we always stopped at this one house on our route. Reason being? Kids were selling ice cold lemonade. And that stuff was awesome.

I think denying someone lemonade on a sweltering summer afternoon should be illegal. Double jail time if it's in a humid environment.
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Fvcking this ^^^.

Singling out the cops is incredibly stupid. They're the bottom rung on this deal and are doing what the city pays them to do. City lawmakers get a free pass, evidently. As do the clerks/bureaucrats at City Hall and the county Health Dept.

Herp derp damn cops herpa derp.
Yup. Boggles my mind when people blame the cops for laws. Are they so stupid they think cops actually MAKE the laws?
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Yup. Boggles my mind when people blame the cops for laws. Are they so stupid they think cops actually MAKE the laws?
It's ridiculous. My personal boggle is with people that think cops are stupid or power-mad or corrupt, and then concurrently criticize them for not ignoring violations of the laws they're supposed to enforce.
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It's ridiculous. My personal boggle is with people that think cops are stupid or power-mad or corrupt, and then concurrently criticize them for not ignoring violations of the laws they're supposed to enforce.
Citizens blame cops for enforcing laws that the citizens themselves allowed to pass. Made by the politicians that the citizens elected.
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Yup. Boggles my mind when people blame the cops for laws. Are they so stupid they think cops actually MAKE the laws?
Cops don't make laws but they have some discretion w/r/t enforcement, do they not?
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Cops don't make laws but they have some discretion w/r/t enforcement, do they not?
In many cases they take it upon themselves to be judges as well. In a few cases they even promote themselves to executioner.

Those girls could have died!
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