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Cops Shut Down Child’s Bake Sale [Operating w/o license!]
Tood Starnes ^ | 11/15/10

Posted on 11/15/2010 10:14:02 AM PST by freespirited

A New York lawmaker is under fire for calling the police on a pair of 13-year-olds selling homemade baked goods in a local park.

Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff were just trying to earn some pocket change by selling an assortment of cupcakes, brownies and Rice Krispies treats in a Chappaqua park.

But the middle school entrepreneurs were shut down by local police at the request of New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn. He called the cops because the boys were operating a business without a license, according to The Journal News.

“The police offer was extremely pleasant,” Suzanne DeMarchis told the newspaper. “He said he was sorry to have to do this, but that he was following up on a report filed over the phone by a town board member.”

DeMarchis told The Journal News her son was so upset that he was crying all the way home.

“He was worried if he was going to get arrested or have a criminal record,” she said.

Wolfensohn said rules are rules, but concedes he may have gone a bit too far and should not have called the police.

“In hindsight, maybe I should have done that, but I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to do that,” Wolfensohn told the newspaper. “The police are trained to deal with these sorts of issues.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bakesale; idiots; michaelwolfesohn; socialism
A pox on this idiot politician. I mean, it's not like the kids were giving away a free toy with the cupcakes.
1 posted on 11/15/2010 10:14:09 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Freedom is dead in the northeast. Get out while you can.


2 posted on 11/15/2010 10:15:47 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Celtic Cross

I’m out of NYC as soon as it’s feasible for me.


3 posted on 11/15/2010 10:17:01 AM PST by wastedyears (The only good unemployment statistic in America is the number of unemployed Dem officials.)
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To: freespirited

“New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn....called the cops...but concedes he may have gone a bit too far and should not have called the police.”

Wolfensohn told the newspaper. “The police are trained to deal with these sorts of issues.”


Why didn’t Wolfensohn go straight to SWAT? We can’t be having our children learning about capitalism.


4 posted on 11/15/2010 10:20:53 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: freespirited

But a person doesn’t need a license or permit to sell Crack in New York City...


5 posted on 11/15/2010 10:21:03 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: freespirited

Perhaps the lack of nutrition labels was what so concerned this councilman.


6 posted on 11/15/2010 10:23:32 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: freespirited

It’s important that everything be illegal. That way they can control us more easily.


7 posted on 11/15/2010 10:24:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: freespirited
The children learned a valuable lesson:

licensing schemes are by and large protection rackets with badges, designed to prevent competitions. They serve established businesses.

I am up for every child experiencing the challenge of enterprise, the sense of accomplishment if they succeed...and the crushing effect of government. I like an educated electorate.

8 posted on 11/15/2010 10:25:44 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: freespirited

Operating a bakesale without a license = No way! Are you f****** crazy????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Being President of the United States without a birth certificate = no problem.


9 posted on 11/15/2010 10:26:54 AM PST by library user
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To: freespirited

I just wrote this wretched little man and called him an idiot.


10 posted on 11/15/2010 10:27:48 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: freespirited

I am sure his next opponent will benefit from his stupid action here.


11 posted on 11/15/2010 10:27:56 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: moovova
“New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn....called the cops

The good old tried and true tar and feathers should be put to use on this slimeball politician! The DA should file charges against him for filing a false police report. The slimeball politico may beat the rap, but re-election should be out of the question.

12 posted on 11/15/2010 10:28:29 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Celtic Cross
Freedom is dead in the northeast. Get out while you can.

Everyone needs to get out...Lets all meet up in Hoxie Kansas!

13 posted on 11/15/2010 10:32:03 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: freespirited

Damned lawbreakers!!!

14 posted on 11/15/2010 10:33:05 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The slimeball politico may beat the rap, but re-election should be out of the question.

Reelection would only be affected if he was a republican, but with current msm rules, I did not see party mentioned in the article... so I can safely assume he's a democrap.

Charlie Rangel got himself reelected, with enough charges to put an average person UNDER the JAIL.

NY's new state motto:

"NY.. Can't afford to live here, Can't afford to MOVE!"

15 posted on 11/15/2010 10:35:52 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (NAACP ... Your RACE CARD has been declined.. it's Over the LIMIT!)
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To: Celtic Cross

Bah. I’m staying. NY is NOT the Northeast. Let them move.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 10:36:39 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: moovova

What a miserable b@stard.
Why couldn’t he just buy a cupcake (or not) and go on his bloody way?
Why did this turd think this was any of his business?

Geez. This guy is too stupid to breath.


17 posted on 11/15/2010 10:40:52 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: freespirited

What party does this putz belong to? I’d guess Democrat Party because it’s not mentioned in any of the articles.


18 posted on 11/15/2010 10:46:59 AM PST by airedale
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To: freespirited

everyone who lives within shouting distance of this man ought to have a bake sale at the same time. Let’s see if he calls the cops on everyone!


19 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:56 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: airedale

I checked and was shocked, shocked I say, to discover that Michael Wolfensohn the loser is a Dem.


20 posted on 11/15/2010 10:54:31 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: freespirited
As I understand this story, the Councilman didn't have the balls to ask the kids if they had a Business License before he called the Cops?

What a man this guy is. He hides behind the Police by saying they deal with these issues.

I wonder if this will make an episode of Cops?

21 posted on 11/15/2010 10:55:36 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: freespirited

This should be enough to end this clown’s political career.


22 posted on 11/15/2010 11:11:10 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: freespirited

If they were illegals, this liberal would have given them citizenship, social security numbers, free education and health care, and the keys to the city for doing the work Americans refuse to do.


23 posted on 11/15/2010 11:11:24 AM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: airedale
Independent.

BA Curry College, Politics & American History.

More political despotism than American History, I'd say.

24 posted on 11/15/2010 11:12:38 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: freespirited
The kids didn't pay off the pol first.
25 posted on 11/15/2010 11:16:59 AM PST by Apercu ("Mongo only pawn.......in game of life")
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To: Pollster1
I saw he was an Independent. Went back and checked - page was from the 11/2005 election.

Guess he didn't get the memo that Independents swung away from tyranny and Democrats that last election.

OTOH, NY did go for Cuomo.

26 posted on 11/15/2010 11:17:52 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: andy58-in-nh

What would drive the Left crazy about that photo, is that it might actually leak out that the races get along as early as childhood, unless stoked by the education system, the MSM, and the Democrat party.

To hell with selling without a license. There are more important issues at play here for Democrats.


27 posted on 11/15/2010 11:38:21 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: Celtic Cross

We got out! Never thought it would actually happen, but hubby got laid off in Aug - THAT AFTERNOON, we were planning our escape! He was the only one in his group that was grinning ear to ear!


28 posted on 11/15/2010 11:39:35 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: freespirited
But the middle school entrepreneurs were shut down by local police at the request of New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn.

People like this need a drive by asswhipping
Why cant these nanny state goons be tarred and feathered

29 posted on 11/15/2010 11:40:38 AM PST by Charlespg
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To: Celtic Cross

Celebrating month #3 as a New Texan vs. New Yorker. Even though it was upstate NY... the liberalism was nuts.


30 posted on 11/15/2010 11:43:25 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Calvin Locke
I saw he was an Independent. Went back and checked - page was from the 11/2005 election. Guess he didn't get the memo that Independents swung away from tyranny and Democrats that last election.

I saw that listing too, but on another web page, he refers to himself as a Dem.

31 posted on 11/15/2010 11:45:23 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

I was surprised to have hit a couple of “404” errors or equivalent so early in the “bad” news cycle.


32 posted on 11/15/2010 12:19:08 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Kickass Conservative
I wonder if this will make an episode of Cops?

Only if they slam the kids around, then beat them senseless for resisting arrest. That show, from the 10-20 seconds I've seen of it five or ten times, is mis-named. I'd call it "Pigs".

33 posted on 11/15/2010 2:43:20 PM PST by jimt
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