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Report: Police Raid Virginia-Highland Food Truck Wednesdays

Five trucks were issued citations

Atlanta Police raided the food truck event in Virginia-Highland on Wednesday and issued citations for improper permits.

Five trucks were cited, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Each truck must have a license for each specific address they operate from.

“It is not a health or safety issue," event organizer Bettie Cagle told the AJC. "These guys are fully permitted and follow all of the health regulation codes. But when you are at an event and the police come and shut it down, there is a lot of speculation, which makes me nervous for the trucks.”

Read more on the AJC food blog.

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Meinert August 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM
So, in essence, the police are operating as "tax" collectors for the city. Is that a good use of police resources?
TiQuavious August 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Oh boy, Mayor Reed's crime task force is all over this one. Gangbangers run amuck but at least we're safe from those evil food trucks.
Elvez August 25, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I told you the police view this neighborhood as a cash cow. Catching criminals is not high on their list as it doesn't bring in money. Give us our tax money back and let us hire a private police department.
Bob Crossett August 25, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The neighborhood is a cash cow for the city, hence the parking meters there and not in south east Atlanta. I'm sure Reed and his cronies don't raid Sweet Auburn on the food festival weekends.

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