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Police Crackdown on Lemonade Stands Across the Nation


Police officers across America are once again launching a major operation to crackdown on illegal lemonade stands. They call it Lemon Aid Strikeforce, and if you operate your own stand, police have a message they want you to hear.

First, make sure you buy a permit for your lemonade operation and second, prepare to get busted if you do not. Cops all across the country plan to aggressively combat illegal beverage stands between now and the end of the year. It is a program they say gets results and makes money.

McDougall says when you’re caught it will stain your record. “It symbolizes a significant amount of irresponsibility and bad decision making,” he said.
Technically, any lemonade stand — even one on your front lawn — must be licensed under state law, said Eric Pippert, the food-borne illness prevention program manager for the state’s public health division

“I understand the reason behind what they’re doing and it’s a neighborhood event, and they’re trying to generate revenue,” said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. “But we still need to put the public’s health first.”

Last year, nearly 31,000 children in the commonwealth were convicted due to the ongoing lemon war between bureaucrats and budding pint-sized small business owners.
It’s hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red. However, the law’s the law no matter who you are.

“Children do not see the need for purchasing a permit for their stand, nor do they care,” said Police Superintendent Col. Howard Doherty. “Because if they really cared then they certainly wouldn’t make the irresponsible decision to ignore health code and violate the law.”

State troopers will join with local police departments and sheriff’s offices to set-up sting operations and to work targeted enforcements at least once a week, nation-wide, between now and the end of the year.

They will hone in on kids between the ages of 5 and 12 because research shows that demographic are at the highest risk of any group to sell lemonade illegally. There is also a significant marketing component to this plan including radio and television commercials.

Reported by Angela Soup. Photography by Paul Newcomb.

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14 comments

  1. Those kids should be ashamed of themselves!!

  2. I find this to be out of line! My mommy helped me make the lemonade and even made me wash my hands and stuff. Lemons are clean and I find it disturbing that people blame us kids for everything! Even if some consumers have become ill after purchasing lemonade so what? People get sick from taco bell and spicy cheetohs all the time! At least most of us use real lemons!! This article is slanderous against children and the police force striking down on us? That’s not fair!

  3. Billy, I don’t think you understand how health codes work. You see, Taco Bell has approved health standards in their restaurants, and they handle the toxic ingredients used in their food with great care and safety in mind.

  4. No that’s bull. Lemonade is way cleaner than any fast food place and really the citric acid from the lemons would actually be naturally cleansing and disinfecting! Why not go after kids who simply cheat and use minute maid or kool-aid? It’s ridiculous, I am a business owner and demand respect. This is a free country and I am merely a kid trying to learn economic responsibility! Not to mention back when I was younger like…five I always gave the local officers free lemonade! Things have become quite shady.

  5. It’s little brats like you that are ruining our country Billy. You think the rules don’t apply to you and just go running around willy nilly doing whatever you please without any regard for rules & regulations. Next I suppose you’re gonna tell me that you engage in water-balloon fights without proper permits & documentation? Unbelievable…

  6. AND THEN WHEN THEY ARE DOING THIS ALL THE CRACK DEALERS WILL FEEL FREE TO DO AS THEY PLEASE,HOW DUMB CAN THIS COUNTRY GET

  7. Lemonade is the new crack. It needs to stop. These parents that allow their kids to deal illegal lemonade ought to be ashamed of themselves. That’s where the problem starts – the parents. They shouldn’t be instilled these heinous values into their kids in which the law doesn’t apply.

  8. I think that it is perfectly fine to be selling lemonade on the streets! It is an old fashioned tradition! Is it ok to sell it in England though?
    I don’t see the point in trying to make kids listen to this because they can’t go to jail for that. They will not even understand that you have to pay the law/government to beagle to sell it! They are happy and that is all that counts!

  9. “I don’t see the point in trying to make kids listen to this because they can’t go to jail for that.”

    Well…perhaps that needs to change! If we don’t send a message to these kids, they’ll just keep running around setting up lemonade stands on every corner. Eventually you won’t even be able to walk down any street without a tiny lemonade peddler getting in your face demanding a quarter for some watered down lemony abomination. It’s just really sad. Maybe a little jail time will remind them whose in charge.

  10.  I agree completely. I mean, what if I get sick from the lemonade? Is that little girl down the street going to pay for my medical bills? At 50 cents a glass I doubt it!

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  12. That is just stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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