As Twitchy reported Sunday, police officers were caught on video arresting a woman selling churros in the New York City subway. Eventually, the woman was handcuffed and her cart seized as evidence. According to Gothamist, this elderly woman is a repeat offender.
Kat Timpf wrote a piece in National Review arguing that the law should be changed so that no one is handcuffed for selling churros.
Stories like this serve as evidence against the common misconception that a limited-government philosophy amounts to a cruel disregard (or even outright hatred) for those who are struggling. Sometimes the best way for the government to help those in need is for it to do LESS. https://t.co/qy3oQXLT9U
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) November 12, 2019
The public’s sympathy seems to lie with the churro lady, but former presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio backed up the cops (for once). For a guy who says New York is a sanctuary city, he didn’t have any wiggle room for an unlicensed subway vendor.
Mayor on NYPD arrest of churro seller in subways: "The facts are she was there multiple times and was told multiple times that’s not a place you can be and it’s against the law and it’s creating congestion and she shouldn’t have been there.” pic.twitter.com/sniorGb7Ns
— Yoav Gonen (@yoavgonen) November 11, 2019
Now he’s tough on crime.
Good grief. https://t.co/AOSB1YUXlE
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 12, 2019
To be fair, they were semi-automatic assault churros
— [DOG Team Six] (@DOGTeamSix) November 12, 2019
She would be allowed if he got a part of the take
— Papa French (@JohnPapafrench) November 12, 2019
However, if she was shooting up, and taking a dump on the platform… that would have been okay.
— MrR (@jrich5602122) November 12, 2019
But hopping the turnstile is just fine…
— Henry Carmichael (@ACSPking94) November 12, 2019
Sanctuary subways for churro vendors!!!
— S.J. Durovey-Antrim (@SunnyJDA_1954) November 12, 2019
So illegal immigrants, yay! Churros, boo
— 734 Joe (@CuJoe734) November 12, 2019
— Jerónimo Saldaña (@JeronimoSaldana) November 12, 2019
She was trying to pull herself up by the bootstraps without a $500 bootstrap permit.
— Christopher Keelty 🏳️🌈 (@keeltyc) November 11, 2019
— 🦃 Emotional Houseplant 🦃 (@allenstenhaus) November 12, 2019
How did the compassionate mountain get so little presidential traction, truly amazing.
— Gtmcauliffe (@gtmcauliffe) November 11, 2019
Mr Mayor, did bringing in the cops relieve the congestion?
— L_ N___ (@sqL_handLe) November 11, 2019
“there were too many bodies so I brought in more bodies to make sure there were less bodies”
— medium king (@MamoudouNDiaye) November 12, 2019
Are there no, like…murders to solve in NYC
— Mr. November (@antitractionist) November 11, 2019
I’ve been saying for years that the unlawful sale of fried cylindrical cinnamon flavored treats is the biggest problem facing NYC right now. Thank God this menace is finally being addressed.
— The Cheese (@thecheesefeed) November 12, 2019
— Derrick Matai (@derrickmatai) November 11, 2019
Terrible. His whole focus is on normalizing that vending is improper. Nothing about creating safe places for people to make money from vending or a broader vision of economic inclusion for new immigrants.
— Alex S. Vitale (@avitale) November 11, 2019
If this is his definition of a "Sanctuary City," where immigrant women and women of color have to live in constant harassment while Hudson Yards gets a pass to everything, then I'm glad that I'm away from his city.
— Tony Choi (@tonykchoi) November 11, 2019
Having used the NYC subway many times, I think that I can safely say that the cause of congestion in the subway has nothing to do with a woman selling her homemade churros.
— Liz (@lizzykate77) November 11, 2019
— TrenchCoat4Hire (@TrenchCoat4Hire) November 12, 2019
Yeah between churro-sellers in the subway and loose cigarette vendors on the street, New Yorkers are living in a goddamn warzone. How do people survive?
I hear there’s an epidemic of violent sandwich-eaters in San Francisco too.
Stay vigilant, NYC+SF!
— Barton Funk (@DukeSkath) November 11, 2019
Thanks, man. Rough out here.
— Randy Winston (@_randywinston) November 11, 2019
I heard rats are taking over NYC. I couldn't believe until I saw this video.
— 👻The spooky Life of Sissi 🎃 (@Orlog2verdandi) November 11, 2019
Wow so this whole time a churro lady was the reason behind rush hour congestion and not the subway system/stations that are falling apart @NYCMayor thank you for bringing the evil to justice
— hot girl midsommar (@camzzzzilla) November 11, 2019
Vote this chud out
— Politics Understander🌹 (@TheranosPRGuy) November 12, 2019
Citizens on Mayor:
“The facts are that he was in Iowa multiple times and told multiple times that’s not a place you can be and while its not against the law its creating congestion and he shouldn’t have been there.”
— AW (@cyclizt) November 12, 2019
If congestion with churros is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
— BecauseReasons (@BecauseReason11) November 12, 2019
DeBozo is a 🤡
— I.M.O (@SmthOpartr) November 12, 2019
— Jehane 🍂🍁🌰 (@Jehane94) November 11, 2019
I thought this guy was done running for president. When will he start concentrating on doing his job again?
— Norm Charlatan (@normcharlatan) November 11, 2019
He probably eats Churros with a knife and fork.
— The Outer Boroughs (@DanBoroughs) November 12, 2019
We’re glad to see the mayor supporting the police, but we’re awfully glad his sham run for president is over.
WATCH: NYPD arrests woman for selling churros without a license https://t.co/b2nUrteZpN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 10, 2019