While I agree the police was trying to enforce the law, but the officers in charge were totally ignorant with people -including me- who tried to help the Spanish-speaking woman with translation into English. The two policewomen were extremely rude and threatened anyone who tried to help.
They held this poor woman in the streets for about 15 minutes asking questions as if she was a dangerous delinquent. After the incident I went and talked to the lady, to see how she was feeling about this situation.
I know she should obey the city laws on food service, and I support the enforcement of food safety regulations completely. But also I think there should be ways to support hard working people who are trying to make a decent living. Also I wonder if DC police needs to treat neighbors as delinquents or instead they should try to actually show respect and dignity for all DC residents. What do you think?