Monday, November 15, 2010

The great bake sale bust

I think that taking the rule of law seriously is an admirable quality for a politician to have, but, dude...
Some parents in a New York City suburb are upset because a local politician called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling baked goods without a permit.

Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats in a Chappaqua (CHAP’-uh-kwah) park.

The Journal News reported Monday that New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn called police when he saw their stand last month.


Wolfensohn says rules are rules. But he concedes calling the police might have been a half-baked decision.
I don't know much about that area or its crime rate, but, yeah, shutting down a bake sale that doesn't even apparently involve pot brownies or anything like that would seem to be a bit of a waste of police resources.

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