SFPD Shuts Down Lemonade Stand

From our pal Bob Brust:

Kids at Dolores shutdown by cops.
Can,t make exceptions.

I hope they don’t get deported.

Thanks, Bob!

Previously:

SFPD Shuts Down Hangry Tweaker

SFPD Shuts Down Friendly Jedi

SFPD Deploy Mobile Guard Tower in Dolores Park


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22 Comments on “SFPD Shuts Down Lemonade Stand”

  1. Haggie Says:

    Tell the kids to make some hash brownies. Nobody gets busted for selling those in the park…

  2. mattisalomaki Says:

    It is not like they are selling dad’s vodka to mix in with the lemonaide…geez.

  3. Radio Bemba Says:

    Busting a kid’s lemonade stand; the circus of the absurd.

  4. Fred McCord Says:

    This is beyond lame! We bought lemonade from these kids and it was great…and they were great! Stupid fucking cops…way to make a positive impression on the younger generation!

  5. ooeygooey Says:

    Kids selling lemonade in front of their house is cute. Kids shipping in from gawd knows where to sell lemonade in the park on the day the Symphony plays? Not as cute.

    • Latif Says:

      You gotta be in front of your own house??!! This is the right wing view of the law according to property. And those without property? I am sure they are not “shipping” kids in via some secret invasion tactic. Please…

  6. Ferocious Foot Odor Says:

    Well the Bored of Stupes no doubt would have fee’d them to death soon after anyway.

  7. jim Says:

    This is what happens when the Dolores Park Association or whatever it’s calls distracts SFPD from real issues.

  8. Karlodahawtchix Says:

    Really? The cops shut down a childs’ lemonade stand? Do they really have nothing better to do? Unacceptable. A lemonade stand is as American as baseball, apple pie and the misuse of public funds. Stop the insanity and give the kids a break, coppers! (Unless they’re from somewhere outside the city…then give ’em the chair!!!)


  9. I might try to get a SFPD spokesperson to comment on this officially. Any of the kids’ customers feel like sounding off on this story? Pls email me (cBas@SebastianKunz.com) or call & leave voicemail 310-776-5869 (I know it’s 310 area code but I live in the Bay Area! I’m a reporter on the radio here!)

  10. Brian Kittery Says:

    You gotta’ be shittin’ me…..


  11. Pass the MegaBarffffffffffBuckettttttttt…..

    what kind of message is this sending to parents fostering entrepreneurship and sustainability in their children,
    and to kids motivated to do something fun and healthy, as well as not engaging in violent crime ???????????

  12. marco Says:

    With school funding down, parents are constantly being badgered to raise money for their schools. There’s only so much a kid can do — selling raffle tickets, cookies, lemonade, etc.

  13. Bob Dole Says:

    Im sure SFPD has better things to do than to patrol the park and specifically target these kids. If anything, some whiny neighbor probably complained about it or are hammering down on SFPD to crack down on soliciting. When it comes to enforcement, SFPD has to treat everyone the same whether it’s a lemonade stand or a crack dealer. Sucks but this is what Nimbyism has resulted in.

  14. Ann Garrison Says:

    I finally feel safe in this town.

  15. MrEricSir Says:

    Welcome to the Fascist Police State of America.

  16. yermom69 Says:

    Kids are never too young to learn that cops exist to fuck with you rather than help you.

  17. drew Says:

    This kid had it coming! Today lemonade; tomorrow she’ll be turning out her older sister for a rock on 20th and capp!

  18. carol h. Says:

    I am heartened by the sane and rational reactions of commenters to this Theater of The Absolutely Ridiculous and Absurd. WTF were the cops thinking? WERE they thinking? How does this become normalized and acceptable?

    For only ONE thing, this is child abuse at its finest. Violence and savagery against the young who learned an important lesson that day. Modeling the finest adult behavior from those committed to “protect and serve.” Oh, I forgot — we now have the Stazi fully in place. Of course! So, let’s just go about our lives and let it happen because there’s NOTHING WE CAN DO, right? Outrageous!

  19. kowboy Says:

    Liberals at their finest… This would have never happened in a conservative town..never.

  20. Gray Fox Says:

    the same officer in the image provided also arrested my mother for drawing with chalk on the sidewalk. I think he’s a sergeant; either way he is not a pleasant man

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