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Police warn girl, 10, her chalk hopscotch grid on the pavement outside her home is criminal damage
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:12 EST, 9 May 2013 | Hugo Gye

Posted on 05/09/2013 5:40:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A schoolgirl was told off by police for drawing a hopscotch grid on the pavement, according to her father.

Officers even warned the 10-year-old she might have committed criminal damage as she played the traditional game outside her house in Ramsgate, Kent. …

The angry father has lodged a complaint with Kent Police about their heavy-handed behavior.

Authorities are now investigating the incident, and admit that the officers may have gone too far when they accused Lilly of committing a crime. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chalkdrawing; hopscotch; policestate; sidewalkgames
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 5:40:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Jeez.

I guess the lemonade stand is out.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 5:42:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai
Only human activities that benefit the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex are allowed.
3 posted on 05/09/2013 5:44:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Olog-hai

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello!

What’s all this then?

HopSCOTCH!...and is that a skirt or, in fact, a KILT?

Must be related to the Northern secessionist movement.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 5:45:06 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, since it’s England, they couldn’t shoot the dog, so the TWB (Thugs with Badges) had to vent their frustration somehow.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 5:45:10 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Olog-hai

Well, at least they didn’t throw her into a reeducation camp.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 5:45:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Olog-hai

7 posted on 05/09/2013 5:48:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Common Sense has left the police and school teacher’s lexicon.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 5:48:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

If the cops have time to respond to this sort of "criminal" behavior, they have too many cops.

9 posted on 05/09/2013 5:49:44 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai
Brat. And the Parents have no respect for others who have to see that crud
scribbled all over the sidewalk/street. It's not cute and cuddly, and teaches no respect.

Flame away.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 5:52:10 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Pollster1

Throw the book at her.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 5:53:11 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes
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To: MaxMax

May you live in the society you call for in your post, then.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 5:53:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well said.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 5:55:16 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Pollster1

Cops on a power high! The idiot, when it rains a few times the damage will be washed away. And if that’s a street it goes to nowhere! I guess since it’s not a fancy 3-d chalk drawing it’s damage.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 5:56:28 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Pollster1

Oh, it’s not too many cops,

but going after the gangbangers that “tag” the whole area is too hard and dangerous.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:56:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

That sounds as stupid as the police officer in Piedmont, Oklahoma, who ticketed a 3-year old for peeing in his yard.

The ticket was for several thousand $$$.

When this news hit the internet, the Piedmont mayor and city council were inundated with emails and phone calls.

Within 24 hours, the mayor and city council voided the ticket.

==

The only way to stop stupidity from over-zealous authority figures is to inundate the ‘officials’ with emails and phone calls and posts on internet forums.

If they see hundreds or thousands of emails pointing out their stupidity, it may eventually sink in.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:58:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

It is a damn good thing the little girl was in Ramsgate, Kent and not LA or Boston. Think about the Toyota Tundra and the Boat.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:01:19 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Olog-hai

But gang graffiti is considered to be the artful voice of the oppressed.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:04:54 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: MaxMax
Brat. And the Parents have no respect for others who have to see that crud scribbled all over the sidewalk/street. It's not cute and cuddly, and teaches no respect.

You're absolutely right. By the time she's 12, she'll have at least 5 tattoos, a nose piercing, and be pregnant. No doubt her chalk is an environmental hazard, to boot.

Off, OFF damned Sarcasm!

19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:06:22 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: MaxMax

I would use a water hose on the sidewalk.........and you.......


20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:07:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Olog-hai
Guess the kid wasn't a great artist... yet.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: MaxMax

While I strongly disagree with your statement, you do take really nice pics.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:09:50 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Olog-hai

Charge the young perp with “being-too-cute-a-moppet” and throw the book at her.

< /sarc>


23 posted on 05/09/2013 6:10:04 AM PDT by twister881
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To: MaxMax

yeah those laughing happy children are a bane on our society. much better to keep them locked up inside where they can’t be seen or heard.

Gives us more time to figure out why our kids are a such a mess.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 6:14:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: MaxMax

No flames needed, you’re already in hell. Your own personal hell.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 6:14:15 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Olog-hai; MaxMax

Not one person in any of his pictures.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 6:16:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Just another example of the left calling the wicked good and the good wicked.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 6:16:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

All that is not mandatory is forbidden.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:29 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Olog-hai

did they shoot her puppy?


29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:41:46 AM PDT by Principled
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To: MaxMax

Been going on for decades, no harm so far. What’s your beef, that there are children in the world?

So, you’re the old fart that scream and hollers at children. I think Medicare does more harm to the world than chalk ever has and should be stopped .


30 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Principled

...oh, yeah...and just why isn’t she wearing a chadoor???? To the reeducation camp!


31 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: driftdiver
Not one person in any of his pictures.

I'll add a picture of you if you like.

Btw, all of you are wrong on this issue.

32 posted on 05/09/2013 6:52:04 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

lol what is the statutory limit for chalk on a sidewalk?


33 posted on 05/09/2013 6:54:56 AM PDT by Principled
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To: MaxMax

BTW, it’s fine to not want chalk on your sidewalk - and it would be marginally less preposterous - but i suppose most people here would not be upset like this about a grumpy old fart asking a parent to prevent the child from drawing on the sidewalk.

I think that is a more acceptable response.

What people are upset about is cops telling a little child she’s broken the law/acted illegally/damaged property.

That’s just nuts.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by Principled
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To: driftdiver

There, I posted a pic of myself. :)


35 posted on 05/09/2013 7:01:41 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Principled
lol what is the statutory limit for chalk on a sidewalk?

If the parents can afford the chalk, they can afford the fine. They could pull
the carpet from their floor and let the kid draw there.
That would be acceptable.

36 posted on 05/09/2013 7:04:51 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: GeronL
I guess the lemonade stand is out.

Nonsense. All you need to do is get the safe food handling certificate, and a building permit, and pass the building and restaurant inspections, and conform to all the zoning and set-back requirements, and pay taxes and kickbacks, and ...

37 posted on 05/09/2013 7:08:31 AM PDT by null and void (Today I learned in school if they call me ugly & I punch 'em in the nose, they stop calling me ugly!)
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To: Pollster1

Nipped that hardened criminal in the bud, they did.

38 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:59 AM PDT by null and void (Today I learned in school if they call me ugly & I punch 'em in the nose, they stop calling me ugly!)
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To: MaxMax

i think what is acceptable to you is, well, kind of unique to you.

would you think it acceptable to cut off the child’s hands so she could no longer offend your sensibilities?

How about having the cops [or the offended neighbor - if there is one] ask the parents to prevent their child from drawing on the sidewalk anymore?

just damn


39 posted on 05/09/2013 7:10:33 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled
would you think it acceptable to cut off the child’s hands so she couldR no longer offend your sensibilities?

Good grief. You've found me out!

40 posted on 05/09/2013 7:12:36 AM PDT by MaxMax
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Brat. And the Parents have no respect for others who have to see that crud scribbled all over the sidewalk/street. It's not cute and cuddly, and teaches no respect. Flame away.

Just goes to show how impersonal society has become that they now have to bitch about kids being kid. Must be pretty uncontrollably anal to need to obsess over some temporary chalk marks on a sidewalk.

Flame on...

41 posted on 05/09/2013 7:15:16 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: MaxMax
Good grief. You've found me out!

No, it's all been you outting yourself.

Again, why not just ask the parents to keep the kid from drawing on the sidewalk instead of police intimidating a little girl into believing she's a criminal?

Never mind.

42 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:25 AM PDT by Principled
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To: driftdiver; Olog-hai; MaxMax
Not one person in any of his pictures.

Good point.


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43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT by null and void (Today I learned in school if they call me ugly & I punch 'em in the nose, they stop calling me ugly!)
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To: MaxMax

Hit a nerve did I?


45 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:56 AM PDT by null and void (Today I learned in school if they call me ugly & I punch 'em in the nose, they stop calling me ugly!)
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To: null and void

"But nobody ever said a bad word about Winston Churchill, did they? No! "Win with Winnie!" Churchill! With his cigars, with his brandy. And his rotten painting! ROTTEN!

Hitler, THERE was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! TWO COATS!"

46 posted on 05/09/2013 7:28:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MaxMax
If the parents can afford the chalk, they can afford the fine. They could pull
the carpet from their floor and let the kid draw there.
That would be acceptable.

Now wait, wait just a minute here. Shouldn’t it be apparent that the girl had no intention of doing anything criminal, that is no malicious intent? It was drawn on public property, no one complained, and it wasn’t permanent. Now take those cuffs off and put that bullet away.
/Andy Griffith voice over.
47 posted on 05/09/2013 7:33:32 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: GeronL
I guess the lemonade stand is out.

First hopscotch. Now you're suggesting a lemonade stand? I guess you want her to descend into a life of crime! Shame on you!

48 posted on 05/09/2013 7:33:47 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
What's wrong with taking up the carpet to give the little lovely her freedom?
Chalking up the sidewalk is bad parenting.
49 posted on 05/09/2013 7:42:17 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Olog-hai

Skip to the loo my darling.

While they have their noses out of my”joint” they want to pit this is child in the clink?

Hopefully, “cooler” heads will prevail.


50 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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