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Police Shut Down Cub Scouts’ Cotton Candy Booth and Homeless Shelter’s Bake Sale
Free Keene ^ | October 18, 2010 | Ian Freeman

Posted on 10/18/2010 12:13:08 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271

What would we do without the heroes in the Keene Police Department? Thank goodness they are here to keep us safe from the criminal Cub Scouts selling us cotton candy and the volunteers at the Hundred Nights shelter selling us baked goods! Here’s the news story from the Sentinel. I heard there was video taken, but I haven’t seen it pop up yet.

Many businesses and nonprofit organizations name Pumpkin Festival as their most profitable selling day or fundraiser.

But a few fundraisers were cut short by police and festival organizers. Police shut down three vendors for operating without permits this year. One of them was the Cub Scout Pack 297 cotton candy booth. Den leader Roberta Mastrogiovanni said being shut down was unfair.

“It was very rude to my scouts and people from out of town were witnessing what was going on,” Mastrogiovanni said.

According to Mastrogiovanni, who owns the Corner News, the scouts were selling on her private property next to her store. Permits are required only on city-owned land.

Suzanne L. Woodward, executive director of festival organization Center Stage, said the selling was happening on city-owned property, and that is why it was shut down.

Mastrogiovanni said the scouts had run their booth for the past four years in the same location, and there had never been a problem before. The scouts moved their operation inside Mastrogiovanni’s store, and continued to sell cotton candy there. They were back outside later in the night

. Another vendor that was shut down was selling on behalf of the Hundred Nights Shelter. The booth was selling baked goods and drinks, according to Donald R. Primrose.

Members of Free Keene, a local activist group, were staffing the booth, Primrose said.

(Excerpt) Read more at freekeene.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; capitalism; cubscouts; governmenttakeover; marxism; nannystate; newhampshire
Police shut down someone ONLY because they don't have a permit. Even the "live free or die" state is a nanny one.
1 posted on 10/18/2010 12:13:13 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

Time to shut down the Keene Police Department for a year. Maybe then the cops will get the hint.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 12:16:16 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I’d be hard pressed to contain myself if that happened in my town.


3 posted on 10/18/2010 12:18:28 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I guess fat pensions come from Unicorns. Idiot cops.


4 posted on 10/18/2010 12:19:08 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Now if they were Muslims selling prayer rugs and goat sex dolls they would get a pass


5 posted on 10/18/2010 12:20:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Back in my day, we had a word for that. The first two syllables were chicken.


6 posted on 10/18/2010 12:23:10 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: knarf

those terrorist cub scouts,/sarc


7 posted on 10/18/2010 12:23:51 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: citizenredstater9271

wow


8 posted on 10/18/2010 12:24:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Damn Cub Scout subversives. They’re probably taking up space that could have been used by the Muslim GLBT Association.


9 posted on 10/18/2010 12:26:42 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: citizenredstater9271
So how many Cub Scouts did the Keene cops taser? Never know if one of the kids carried a weapon! < / sarc off>


10 posted on 10/18/2010 12:26:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: citizenredstater9271; brent13a
Another example of the 99.999% making the remaining .001% look bad...

This is clearly a case of the police enforcing the small laws so these obvious scofflaws don't turn into murders, rapists and robbers.

Once a Cub Scout gets the idea that he can sell cookies and brownies without a permit, there's no telling what crimes they will commit next.

Just ask the Girl Scouts...

11 posted on 10/18/2010 12:29:02 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: citizenredstater9271

If the Mayor doesn’t fire the Chief of Police then “The People” should fire the Mayor.


12 posted on 10/18/2010 12:40:29 PM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

Cub Scouts in the news


13 posted on 10/18/2010 12:42:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: houeto

Maybe the citizens of Keene should fire the city council and the mayor who made the city ordinances.


14 posted on 10/18/2010 12:54:41 PM PDT by Glennb51
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To: citizenredstater9271

Way to go, cops. Were you all in RIOT gear to face those dangerous Cub Scouts?? Hell of a lot easier than taking on REAL criminals, ain’t it!!!


15 posted on 10/18/2010 12:56:17 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Another example of the 99.999% making the remaining .001% look bad..

My father was a LEO for 35 years. He served with honor and distinction. There was a time many years ago when I would have taken violent exception to your remarks.

Now, all I can say is stupid PIGS!

16 posted on 10/18/2010 1:11:36 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Oldpuppymax

Sounds like Minnesota (Twin Cities area) cops.

I miss Texas.


17 posted on 10/18/2010 1:19:26 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: citizenredstater9271

We had a similar occurance here involving a sign that was placed on a public street corner for a Christian non-profit fundraiser event.

The rules are the rules, of course. But the reason why people are getting angry is not that it was enforced, it was HOW it was enforced.

The town is at fault for not having a fast, easy way to apply and pay for permits on-site, nor allow issuance of a warning/citation that can be easily cleared up the following week through payment and back-dated permits. All this behavior does is anger the locals and irritate the merchants.


18 posted on 10/18/2010 1:21:31 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: Glennb51
According to Mastrogiovanni, who owns the Corner News, the scouts were selling on her private property next to her store. Permits are required only on city-owned land.
19 posted on 10/18/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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To: houeto
OK, my first response was going to be that the Cub Scout leader should have understood the law and shown the boys the way to follow the law, but it sounds like she did.

I was a Scout leader (both Cub and Boy Scout level) for years with my boys, and we always made sure we followed the laws and ordanances where we were doing any activity.

Ms. Mastrogiovanni should appeal if there is an avenue to show the boys the correct way to resolve a conflict like this.

There is a saying in BSA leader training: "camping is the carrot". Scouting is really about teaching life skills. The fun stuff is the distraction that makes them want to do it.

20 posted on 10/18/2010 1:46:01 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: SandRat
*sigh* I hope the police department is rethinking their "rash" behavior.
I can just imagine the publicity.


21 posted on 10/18/2010 1:57:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Scouting is really about teaching life skills.

Agree completely.

22 posted on 10/18/2010 4:08:02 PM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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