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‘Mommy, are you going to jail?’ Small tent gets Niagara family kicked off beach by police

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‘Mommy, are you going to jail?’ Small tent gets Niagara family kicked off beach by police

The woman is told a number of times to take her tent down but refuses, then she whines when the bylaw officer has to bring a Niagara Regional Police officer to escort her off the beach for refusal to comply. Then she posts on facebook complaining about that and many unrelated issues. If you're going to complain come with clean hands. Almost all her replies on facebook blamed her.

What a self-entitled b**ch!

‘Mommy, are you going to jail?’ Small tent gets Niagara family kicked off beach by police
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well not all replies blamed her.. actually it was half half.. Half for those that supported her and half that blamed her..

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They really need to show who downvotes so we can find out the mofus is
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Parents are so entitled and use their kids as excuses.
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This bylaw officer isn't using good judgment. A small beach tent is far safer for everyone around than an umbrella that can fly off and spear someone or flip inside out and flail around, and it's clear the law is intended to discourage business operations out of tents and homelessness. I'm normally in favour of bylaw enforcement, but this isn't an examwof the spirit of the law being followed.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Piro21 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:14 pm
This bylaw officer isn't using good judgment. A small beach tent is far safer for everyone around than an umbrella that can fly off and spear someone or flip inside out and flail around, and it's clear the law is intended to discourage business operations out of tents and homelessness. I'm normally in favour of bylaw enforcement, but this isn't an examwof the spirit of the law being followed.
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What's the big deal with a tent? It's not like she was going topless or something.
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cheapmeister wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:18 pm
What's the big deal with a tent? It's not like she was going topless or something.
or living there for months
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I agree with her. It is not a big deal, and good for her kids to have shade. We get told to keep out of sun because of skin cancer, and then she uses a small tent, and 3 Government workers come, a couple them paid over $100,000 a year and they do not have better things to do.

As article in Star points out, problems at her business with people panhandling, and junkies, and they do nothing about it.

Good for her standing up for herself.
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User452441 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 4:34 pm
I agree with her. It is not a big deal, and good for her kids to have shade. We get told to keep out of sun because of skin cancer, and then she uses a small tent, and 3 Government workers come, a couple them paid over $100,000 a year and they do not have better things to do.

As article in Star points out, problems at her business with people panhandling, and junkies, and they do nothing about it.

Good for her standing up for herself.
Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor about Crystal Beach and see how anal those employees are.. be prepare for a thorough search too. So many rules to follow such as no glass containers :facepalm:

$5 entrance fee

$10+ for parking

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Piro21 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:14 pm
This bylaw officer isn't using good judgment. A small beach tent is far safer for everyone around than an umbrella that can fly off and spear someone or flip inside out and flail around, and it's clear the law is intended to discourage business operations out of tents and homelessness. I'm normally in favour of bylaw enforcement, but this isn't an examwof the spirit of the law being followed.
When I first read the title and the first bit of the article I was all ready to be like "Why would you disobey an order from law enforcement"
I'm still saying that because you can't fight law enforcement on their turf, but what they ordered is completely ridiculous.

These half tents aren't even tents. They probably technically are, but you can't take shelter easily with them.

A 9ft umbrella is FAR more ridiculous than these small tents.
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Piro21 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:14 pm
This bylaw officer isn't using good judgment. A small beach tent is far safer for everyone around than an umbrella that can fly off and spear someone or flip inside out and flail around, and it's clear the law is intended to discourage business operations out of tents and homelessness. I'm normally in favour of bylaw enforcement, but this isn't an examwof the spirit of the law being followed.
I agree, but by the same token if you don't enforce the letter of the law when confronted with it, people will just say you're clearly targeting the homeless/addicts/whoever and using this blanket law as an excuse.
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User452441 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 4:34 pm
I agree with her. It is not a big deal, and good for her kids to have shade. We get told to keep out of sun because of skin cancer, and then she uses a small tent, and 3 Government workers come, a couple them paid over $100,000 a year and they do not have better things to do.

As article in Star points out, problems at her business with people panhandling, and junkies, and they do nothing about it.

Good for her standing up for herself.
The bylaw officer was probably a student making $15-$20 an hour. As for the police, if a property owner or their representative (such as the bylaw officer in this case) tells someone to leave and they don't, the police don't get to decide if it's a good reason to do so or not.
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Piro21 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:14 pm
This bylaw officer isn't using good judgment. A small beach tent is far safer for everyone around than an umbrella that can fly off and spear someone or flip inside out and flail around, and it's clear the law is intended to discourage business operations out of tents and homelessness. I'm normally in favour of bylaw enforcement, but this isn't an examwof the spirit of the law being followed.
The intent of the bylaw is irrelevant. It exists, therefore it should be enforced equally. End of story.
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Aug 8th, 2019 4:34 pm
I agree with her. It is not a big deal, and good for her kids to have shade. We get told to keep out of sun because of skin cancer, and then she uses a small tent, and 3 Government workers come, a couple them paid over $100,000 a year and they do not have better things to do.
As article in Star points out, problems at her business with people panhandling, and junkies, and they do nothing about it.
Good for her standing up for herself.
Uh, no. A bylaw was violated, then enforced. She was in the wrong, she was told to leave. There's no way she's the hero in this story.
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Aug 8th, 2019 5:56 pm
The intent of the bylaw is irrelevant. It exists, therefore it should be enforced equally. End of story.
How would you feel about being ticketed for speeding every time you went over 100 km/h on the 401? Or every time you jaywalked when there were no cars around?
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CheapScotch wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 6:29 pm
How would you feel about being ticketed for speeding every time you went over 100 km/h on the 401? Or every time you jaywalked when there were no cars around?
If they did that, then people would do neither.

That said, if there were hundreds of cars that weren't speeding, or hundreds of people not jay walking, and you were the only one doing such a thing, and were warned not to, then it shouldn't come as a shock if you were charged.
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