I'm a bit confused when you keep using the term "alleged meat vendors."
Are they known vendors selling alleged meat, or alleged vendors selling what is known to be meat? Because I'll buy real meat from an alleged vendor, but never alleged meat from a known vendor. Sometimes the known vendors buy from alleged meat wholesalers, and then you run into real problems. Allegedly.
--- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, khenderson029@... wrote:
> What people eat is a matter of taste and we take no issue with that. We have citizens that consume deer, small woodland creatures, including rabbits and road kill and that is their right.
> The issues with the alleged meat vendors are: they are not licensed to sell meat in the District and they pose a security risk to citizens when they enter onto neighbor's property, peering through windows and trampling flowers. My constituents and neighboring constituents do not purchase meat from trucks that are operating in DC without a vending license. These unlicensed meat peddlers are not welcome in ANC's 5D03, 5D04 and 5D05 and we appreciate our law enforcement personnel protecting our rights. Neighbors that wish to purchase meat from trucks should have no difficulty transacting with the company in question.
> Finally, there was a time when various peddlers routinely hawked their wares on our streets, including guns, drugs, sofas, clothing etc.; persons masquerading as Pepco and UPS personnel robbed our seniors. Also, one of the ice cream trucks sold drugs too. We prefer to conduct our shopping at legitimate retail establishments and do not want peddlers here. Again, we appreciate our law enforcement personnel respecting our right to a safe and quiet community. We enjoy how quiet our community has become and we want to keep it this way.
> Commissioner Kathy Henderson, 5D05
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> Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 08:16:23
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> Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Fw: Alleged Meat Vendors
> I bought from the meat peddlers last spring. It was delicious. I would urge
> MPD to avoid harassing private businesses and leave that important work to
> our ANC commissioners. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM, <khenderson029@...> wrote:
> > I called the 911 dispatcher for police assistance regarding this matter. I
> > appreciate the officers responding, asking the alleged meat vendors for
> > identification and a license to sell meat in the District; they had no
> > vending license and were thus sent on their way (presumably back to
> > Virginia).
> > We do not buy meat from trucks, sofas from the sidewalks being sold by
> > North Carolina vendors, etc. Further, we do not appreciate these unlicensed
> > peddlers peering into our windows, stepping on our flowers or otherwise
> > canvassing our community looking for opportunities to steal. We have been
> > victimized by a host of characters claiming to be Pepco, Verizon, UPS etc.
> > representatives. Instead of providing a terse and unresponsive reply, we
> > expect the 5D outreach coordinator to be equally receptive to our concerns.
> > The excuse for failing to post the message is unacceptable. The person
> > serving as an outreach coordinator should at a minimum possess the ability
> > to effectively interact with all members of the community. Thank you for
> > your attention to this matter.
> > Commissioner Kathy Henderson, 5D05
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> > Subject: RE: Alleged Meat Vendors
> > Sent: May 5, 2013 1:11 PM
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> > > There are two individuals canvassing the 1800 block of L Street NE,
> > claiming to sell meat. One is wearing a pair of checker-colored shorts and
> > a white t-shirt with no signage or lettering. The other is wearing a
> > burgundy polo and shorts. Both are going onto neighbor's properties and
> > peering into windows; one stepped on flowers as he crossed into another
> > yard.
> > >
> > > This type of activity is suspicious. Over the years we have had
> > robberies committed in the area by persons in uniforms claiming to be from
> > Pepco, UPS, contractors etc. Many of these crimes were committed during the
> > day. We still have too many burglaries and thefts in this community.
> > Someone recently cut locks off of my neighbor's gate and stole property.
> > These individuals have not displayed any identification or license
> > authorizing them to sell meat. The VA tag number for the vehicle is WUE3284.
> > >
> > > If Capital Meats is a legitimate business authorized to sell meat in the
> > District of Columbia, then they should have the ability to identify and
> > transact business with their clients.
> > >
> > > Thank you in advance for addressing this matter.
> > >
> > > Commissioner Kathy Henderson, 5D05
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