Cannabis Business Owner Permit Patty Calls Cops On 8-Year-Old Selling Water

A video of a woman since identified as Alison Ettel calling the cops on an 8-year-old black girl selling water on her stoop went viral with the hashtag #PermitPatty last weekend. Jordan Rogers was hoping to sell cold bottled water to baseball fans heading to AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants vs. the San Diego Padres last Friday. The girl’s mother, Erin Austin, was outside their apartment building with her daughter and captured “Permit Patty” making the call to police to report the child selling water without a permit. Ettel ducks behind a wall while on the phone to try to avoid being recorded. “You can hide all you want. The whole world gonna see you, boo,” Austin says. Ettel comes out from her hiding spot, saying, “Yeah. Illegally selling water without a permit? Yeah.”

The whole world responded with a firestorm on social media. Given recent events of black people having the cops called on them for sitting in a Starbucks, BBQing in a park, napping in a dorm room while studying for finals, or just not waving, collective outrage at what The Root described as “Calling Police on Black People For No Damn Reason” is

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