Roommates, the warm weather always brings out young men ready to get their little coins by selling water bottles, and it looks like the Atlanta Police Department is considering taking new measures to regulate the young entrepreneurs.
According to WSBTV, Atlanta police are launching a new strategy to stop teens from illegally selling water at intersections. Part of the new initiative is issuing citations to the parents rather than getting the kids in any legal trouble.
Police told WSBTV’s Tom Regan that they do not want to arrest the kids for trying to make money, but want to discourage them from being in the busy intersections for their own safety.
The city of Atlanta previously issued a ban on people selling water on the street after receiving hundreds of 911 calls about threatening encounters and car accidents. These boys, however, are just looking to make some extra cash and stay out of trouble.
“My mama tells me to be careful, stay out of the way and don’t get into any trouble,” one young man said. “Each of us make $300-$400. But sometime’s if it’s not going like you want it, make like $100.”
A lot of our Roomies have encountered these water boys, and some of them have even given them a few dollars to support, but do y’all remember the aftermath of Meek Mill doing the same?
If you don’t, let me remind you. Back in December, Meek gave a group of water boys $20 to share after they approached him at an intersection. He might’ve thought it was a good gesture, but social media had a different opinion.
Some folks called Meek out, saying that he should’ve given the young boys more money to support their hustle!
APD has not specified how soon this new policy could be in place, but we want to know your thoughts about it, Roomies!
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