San Francisco woman, dubbed ‘Permit Patty’, faces backlash after video goes viral

A white California woman who said she was calling police on an eight-year-old black girl selling water has faced international backlash, with critics dubbing her “Permit Patty” and business partners severing ties.

Alison Ettel went viral over the weekend after footage spread of her on the phone, saying she was calling the authorities on a girl because she didn’t have a permit to sell water, drawing instant comparisons to the many high-profile cases of white Americans harassing people of color with 911 calls.

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