Skip to comments.Police Shut Down Cub Scouts’ Cotton Candy Booth and Homeless Shelter’s Bake Sale
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! Heres the news story from the Sentinel. I heard there was video taken, but I havent 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 Mastrogiovannis 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 ...
Time to shut down the Keene Police Department for a year. Maybe then the cops will get the hint.
I’d be hard pressed to contain myself if that happened in my town.
I guess fat pensions come from Unicorns. Idiot cops.
Now if they were Muslims selling prayer rugs and goat sex dolls they would get a pass
Back in my day, we had a word for that. The first two syllables were chicken.
those terrorist cub scouts,/sarc
Damn Cub Scout subversives. They’re probably taking up space that could have been used by the Muslim GLBT Association.
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...
If the Mayor doesn’t fire the Chief of Police then “The People” should fire the Mayor.
Cub Scouts in the news
Maybe the citizens of Keene should fire the city council and the mayor who made the city ordinances.
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!!!
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!
Sounds like Minnesota (Twin Cities area) cops.
I miss Texas.
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.
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.
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