How strong is public sentiment concerning little girls and lemonade stands? Strong enough to force a police chief in Appleton, WI to apologize for one of his officers enforcing the law and describing it as “not our finest hour.”
Ten-year-old Lydia Coenen and her 9-year-old sister Vivian Coenen were near their Appleton home Sunday morning, preparing to sell lemonade to people heading to a car show. But an officer told them the sales were prohibited by city ordinance.
The law went into effect last month and bars licensed vendors from selling food and drinks within a two-block radius of a special event.
Police have apologized to the family. Police Chief David Walsh says he’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Selective enforcement of the law is the American way, kids!
BTW, if you were recently beaten, tazed or shot by the police, don’t expect an apology to come as swiftly as these sweet little girls received.