I’m sure many of you have heard of #permitpatty over the weekend, but just in case, I thought I would bring it to the attention of our community given our far outreach
Here is a link for anybody who doesn’t know who permitpatty is just yet:
I think this is something we should discuss openly and professionally so that we as a community can learn from her mistake.
What this woman has done is nothing less than shameful. It is a black mark on the community which was created in a sensitive time in our history. Even when race is not considered as part of the issue (I’m not going to call her a racist because I don’t believe that was her motivation, although she should have considered that before she acted), the fact still remains that she called the cops on an 8 year old! And for what? Because she was annoyed with their yelling?(according to her). They’re kids in a public space, let them be kids!
Secondly, she probably just destroyed the kid’s entrepreneurial spirit. I wish I had the mindset to sell bottles of water when I was that age. Now that child could be traumatized from this experience and could suffer later in life because of it.
All because the kid was trying to raise money to go to Disneyland. Not impressed #permitpatty.