The whole problem I see with this is THE CITY OF CHARLESTON statues, codes and regulations. That's right statues, codes and regulations are not LAWS if they go against your rights that are protected by the constitution for the United States of America. READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS. there is no man or entity that can deprive you or any one. man, woman or child of there rights to make a living to feed themselves. I ask this question WHAT WAS THE CRIME THAT WAS BEING COMMITTED ? according to the LAW in order for there to be a crime there must be an INJURIED PARTY or DAMAGE PROPERTY so for there to be a fine on anyone making a living for themselves shows me that WE THE PEOPLE are asleep at the wheel and according to some of the comments on this post MY PEOPLE WILL PERISH FROM THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. PLEASE WAKE UP!!! it's not about black or white. it's about the CROOKS down at city hall robbing the people blind by imposing a fine on every part of your life.
As long as they fix this, I don't care what else they do:
"The changing of the guard happened earlier today."
"Explains y the food is kinda boring now"
Easy does it...
Do in it easy...?
I will stick with Arizonas
Ron is on to something. I had no idea crossing a double yellow line is apparently legal here. Left hand turn lane... In Chucktown it's a merge lane and/or commercial parking. Senator tags...police can't pull them over? WTF? Traffic enforcement is definitely a weak point for the police. On a local level, Chief Mullens has done a great job and the Dept. Is definitely understaffed.
This child was likely selling roses because he wanted to make money, not because he's part of a rose-selling child-trafficking ring (although I can't say for sure one doesn't exist!). And yes, the children are under-supervised. So slapping him with few juvenile charges isn't a helpful solution, as he nor his family can likely afford the fines I assume will be incurred--or worse, the potential disciplinary measures which will help to further foil this child's future. I have never been "harassed" by the children who sell roses, and I've always declined to buy them. If you have a problem with it, refocus your anger by giving back to the community and the underprivileged children living in it, through volunteering or mentorship. Or, at minimum, educate yourself on the realities of growing up in poverty. Kids make mistakes and test limits. Don't ascribe criminal intent to this child's actions. Think of context.
Explains y the food is kinda boring now
When you don't have a valid point...cry "racism" or change the subject. Kid made a mistake... Police did their job. I remember when the 'entrepreneur' program was enacted. Where do they teach these vendors to get their palmetto hearts? They don't. Are they buying them at the Palmetto Supply Store...NO! Most venders steal them. That's a big problem for this program and a bigger problem for the city and it's residents...
The United States is also a failed regime, unless you happen to be part of the ruling elite.
curious-er and curious-er....
Just to respond to Sark...even though its off topic....
Cuba is a failed regime, unless you happen to be part of the ruling elite.
Cuba remains the only country in Latin America that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. In 2012, the government of Raúl Castro continued to enforce political conformity using short-term detentions, beatings, public acts of repudiation, travel restrictions, and forced exile.
Cubans who dare to criticize the government are subject to criminal prosecution.
In practice, courts are “subordinated” to the executive and legislative branches, thus denying meaningful judicial independence.
Political prisoners are routinely denied parole after completing the minimum required sentence as punishment for refusing to participate in ideological activities such as “reeducation” classes.
The government controls all media outlets in Cuba and tightly restricts access to outside information, which severely limits the right to freedom of expression. Only a tiny fraction of Cubans have the chance to read independently published articles and blogs because of the high cost of and limited access to the internet.
The government restricts the movement of citizens within Cuba by enforcing a 1997 law known as Decree 217. Designed to limit migration to Havana, the decree requires Cubans to obtain government permission before moving to the country's capital. It is often used to prevent dissidents traveling to Havana to attend meetings and to harass dissidents from other parts of Cuba who live in the capital.
Prisons are overcrowded, unhygienic, and unhealthy, leading to extensive malnutrition and illness.
More than 57,000 Cubans are in prisons or work camps, according to a May 2012 article in an official government newspaper. Prisoners who criticize the government, or engage in hunger strikes and other forms of protest are often subjected to extended solitary confinement, beatings, restrictions on family visits, and denial of medical care. Prisoners have no effective complaint mechanism to seek redress, giving prison authorities total impunity.
In January 2012, Wilman Villar Mendoza, 31, died after a 50-day hunger strike in prison, which he initiated to protest his unjust trial and inhumane prison conditions. He had been detained in November 2011 after participating in a peaceful demonstration, and was sentenced to four years in prison for “contempt” in a summary trial in which he had no lawyer.
After beginning his hunger strike, he was stripped naked and placed in solitary confinement in a cold cell. He was transferred to a hospital only days before he died.
This is life under the regime of the Castros.
Nixon had a very important point to make with the visit to China and the handshake.
Nixon's visit was a strategic maneuver made after relations between the West and the Communist East were gradually changing. China had publicly disagreed and split from the Soviet Union.
Nixon used this confrontation, which was peaking in the early 1970s, to make a visit that would stun the world and hopefully send a message to the Soviet Union.
I went to the Biergarten on a Saturday for lunch. I ordered the Pimento cheese roll appetizer (recommended by the server), Pork Schnitzel, tried two different beers, and my dining companion had sweet tea and a salad. The pimento cheese rolls lacked any discernible taste other than 'gooey cheese', could have been Velveeta for all I know. The pork schnitzel was as tough as shoe leather and tasted about the same as one would expect shoe leather to taste. Proper schnitzel, when prepared correctly, has been pounded thin, and could basically be cut with a fork. This was certainly not true of the Biergarten's version which was a carved piece of meat, that was then egg-battered and dredged through flour. Thankfully we passed on the 'beer card'. $50 for lunch that was not very tasty? I do not think so. My lasting impression is that if you desire a large space to hang out and drink beer, this is probably a good option, but I would skip on the food. Parking, as mentioned in several others post is a major problem.
The legal route is a short class and a $7 annual fee. If he broke the law, their are consequences. If he didn't have his permit in hand, he broke the law. Most of these kids are good kids being productive. They should be angry as well. They put the time and effort in to work legally. I'm a licensed tour guide. If I get stopped for not having my license on me, my license gets suspended and I get a hefty fine.
Of course there is always people from both sides to drag racism into everything.
To Mr. Anti Obama... Your ignorance shines by the simple fact you bring that crap up on an unrelated post.
Mr. The land is stolen... What land, anywhere in the world, hasn't been. By all races and religions!
The kid got fined and was taken home. He wasn't hauled off to jail even after trying to smart mouth and run. Seems like the cop was actually being nice.
Sounds like a bunch of nobodies to me.
That is the problem in Mount Pleasant...too many good people have invested in our town...who know nothing about running a restaurant or any other kind of business for that matter. These investors may be seeking a fair return, but the customers are seeking decent food and good service. If that balance is upset, someone is going to lose everytime.
People who try to shoehorn their Obama-hatred into every discussion are hilarious. I bet it would blow your mind to know that Nixon "shook hands" (because that means you endorse everything a leader has done, dontchaknow) with Mao. Also, Cuba is anything but a "failed regime." They've outlasted 10 presidents and recently eliminated child malnutrition.
We desperately need more police!!!! There are bikes parked out of the corrals and this situation must be dealt with immediately. Also there are kids peddling those roses without permits on Market and street musicians with the audacity to want to strum a bit out in the open. If we do not squelch this type of nonsense now think about what could come next.
I know several of the rose sellers and they're good kids trying to earn a little pocket change, peddling on the street of Porgy's city. If these kids don't try to earn money, they're bums. If they do, some people resent that. I suppose if their parents were rich and they were roaring around town in a BMW from bar to bar, that would be OK The city has worked hard to make this program work for all concerned. Evidently nothing works for some people.
Too bad they don't go after the McCrackalot Crew in Hampton Park at night time as vigorously as they pursue the street peddlers and street musicians on Market. Priorities, priorities.....
Well at least Obama shook hands with Castro. Castro, even though he tortured and kill thousands in Cuba after his take over, is still a fellow socialist (a.k.a. Communist, but then a rose by any other names is just as thorny), and is also the head of a failed regime. Politics will always make strange bedfellows and I bet Obama would do anything about now to take the spotlight off of the Obamacare fiasco, which by the way, is probably never going to go away, no matter how much rhetoric and legistlative saber rattling occurs, until the entire political culture that allowed it to happen to start with, goes away too. I've been approached by the kids with the roses in the market area and they tell a not too convincing lie about raising money for their schools on James or Johns Island, but I did not find them to be all that pushy and it is somehow odd that the bastion of liberalism (Rileyburg) resorts to such draconian measures where free enterprise is concerned. I'm just saying.
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