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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The other day I was walking on the market. It was an awful day and my father and grandmother both died a couple years ago both on holidays. One of these children asked me to buy a rose to raise money for his basketball team. I didn't have any money so he have me a rose anyway. I miss the old charleston market where busking as a musician wasn't a civic offense and neither was spreading good cheer. My thanks to the boy who brought me such comfort with a simple rose Charleston's reputation is based on the virtue of hospitality isn't it???
If you have been downtown enough, you would realize these kids are sent out and "managed" by an adult to do this. At times they do harass people for money, and I think one could pretty easily draw the conclusion that they are being harassed to collect more money. It isn't harmless to the children, "Gofigure."
Only in Charleston! Of all the destructive things he COULD be doing...he chose what he believed to be harmless. Lol @ stealing from private property....I missed that piece of information in this article. Must have deleted itself as I was reading. He needed a PWB permit as well! Racist city in the south, that everyone must tour. FYI. Allllll of that land downtown Charleston was stolen! Make that make sense!
I once saw a girl around the age of 8 crying on King and stopped to ask her where her mother was, if she was lost. Some boys, one about the same age as her and one around 12 or so (selling the palmetto flowers) approached and said she was with them. I asked her if she was okay and she nodded. I saw them about 20 minutes later in a storefront exchanging and counting money. These kids parents are the ones who need to be punished for sending their young kids out alone (or being vaguely observed by another young minor) to peddle. I feel awful for them with the holes in their shoes and unwashed clothes, but I feel like it's part of the ploy. It's child abuse in my eyes, Javet, not entrepreneurship. These kids don't get to *be* kids.
It sounds like the police officer was too harsh with this young man. He could've explained the necessity of a permit and sent him home instead of acting publicly in a way that criminalizes these kids.
How about the kids go to the library, parks, extracurricular activities at school? Also, how about the folks who follow the rules and pay out of pocket for a licence? The card is follow the law established by the city.
man you cant get a break, he told the guy to stop selling, what next? I never understood what those kids and young men go through until i witness it myself. i have never had a bad experience with those kids downtown and i have never bought a rose, let them be entrepreneurs. If not you would be complaining that they just hang in the street, their would be a problem with looking at them lay about all day. Pick a damn card.
That's right because in today's society wanting to keep and pass on to your family what you have worked hard for and earned is just plain being greedy but wanting to take something that you haven't earned or get more than what you agreed to for a commitment you made is not.
If you don't like what you get paid at a fast food joint go swing a hammer or did a ditch or rake a yard and make more, possibly even more than $15 an hour if you hustle.
These kids are a nuisance, especially on King Street this time of year. They jump in front of you, yell and then swear at you ( some even threaten you) if you walk by and don't by their roses. I've seen them follow a woman with two young daughters for a block yelling at her. And FOB is right, they jump fences and climb trees on private property to get their palmetto.
"like giving tickets for improper lane change or a headlight being out"
Shit like this presents a greater danger to the public than non-violent drug offenses. All of the resources used for that should be applied to the people in this area who can't properly drive. They'd probably make more money that way with less need for outside funding, considering how many assholes are on the road around here.
G&G does beautiful work. They are an aspirational lifestyle mag.
Not Mother Jones.
The surface looked elitist to me at first too, but underneath the sheen the scope of who they cover is diverse.
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