Workers at a Philadelphia Taco Bell were fired after a man accused them of beating him and his girlfriend in an unprovoked attack that was captured on video. Joe Boback told NBC10 he was visiting the Taco Bell restaurant on 11th and Chestnut streets back on Feb. 24 around 10 p.m. Boback said he and other customers were waiting about 45 minutes for their food, causing some of them to complain. Boback’s roommate, as well as her boyfriend, Bryan Reese, 38, then arrived at the Taco Bell to pick him up. Reese told NBC10 he was waiting with Boback inside the restaurant when six to seven Taco Bell employees suddenly jumped over the counter and attacked him. Boback began to record on his cellphone as Reese ran outside. The Taco Bell workers caught up to him and continued attacking him in the middle of the street, Reese said. The video shows one worker holding Reese in a headlock while another worker throws punches. Top News Photos: Alabamians Mourn Victims of Deadly Tornado David … [Read more...] about Taco Bell Workers Fired After Wild Video of Mob Attack Surfaces
Tara DaPra, The Washington Post Published 10:15 am, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 When I played Little League softball, our team jerseys, an itchy-but-easily-washed polyester, were a bright primary yellow. Our patron was a local McDonald's franchise that rewarded wins with a free hamburger and small soft drink - a semi-covert marketing strategy we happily embraced. In the second year, when our pitcher's accuracy improved dramatically, we had a winning record. That summer, we ate a lot of hamburgers. We'd ride in groups of twos or threes across town to the appointed McDonald's, piling into minivans or, with any luck, Jenny's mom's convertible. We'd slurp Dr Peppers and devour our just-big-enough burgers. McDonald's was my introduction to onion, minced and reconstituted from its freeze-dried form, and the smallest dab of yellow mustard, its sharpness masked by the sweet-and-tangy ketchup, the perfect-but-always-too-small pickle. After our meal we'd play outside, shaking the … [Read more...] about I shunned fast food. Then I had a kid.
Cesar De Leon, the Brownsville city commissioner at-large, quit his job on Friday. That was expected after he called two prosecutors the n-word. But his explicit reason for now stepping down has nothing to do with that.“I was informed of a conflict of interest between my legal practice and the city Brownsville,” he said in his resignation letter obtained by NBC News. “I have decided to continue with my profession.”Absolutely no mention was made of leaked audio in which De Leon, a Democrat and white Hispanic man, called two black assistant district attorneys the “n-word.”There are a couple of fucking niggers that [Cameron County District Attorney] Luis Saenz is getting, and I don’t know where he is getting them from. They are coming down to my fucking city and now they are trying to fucking put everybody in jail because they think we are a bunch of Mexicans that hit our wives, which couldn’t be further from the fucking truth, but that … [Read more...] about Dem Official Resigns, But Not Because He Called Black Prosecutors N-Word
One branch of New York City government—the parks department—is wooing gourmet food trucks to set up shop in the city’s parks in an effort to provide the working masses an array of quick and convenient lunchtime options.But another branch of city government—the police department—has begun shooing food trucks away from their usual outposts under an obscure 1950s-era law barring vendors from parking at a metered space and selling merchandise out of their vehicles.The police are apparently responding to a May 24 ruling in a lawsuit by the Street Vender Project, an advocate for vendors, which sued the city last year on behalf of a vendor whose taco truck was towed several times and whose operator was arrested, the New York Times reported Tuesday.The judge held that food is merchandise subject to regulation under a city transportation department regulation dating back to the 1950s that says no “vendor, hawker or huckster shall park a vehicle at a metered … [Read more...] about Archaic Law Being Used to Roust NYC Food Trucks
close Video Facebook CEO takes questions on Capitol Hill Mark Zuckerberg says he's open to making changes to Facebook and the tech CEO says the buck stops with him; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. “What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.” – Creep by Radiohead, covered by the Belgian women’s choir Scala and Kolacny Brothers for “The Social Network.” Here’s what popped up in my Facebook news feed as senators grilled Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for nearly five hours at a hearing Tuesday: An article about the resignation of White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. A TV report about a new form of back surgery. An item about an acquaintance scoring a job in the drone industry. A posting from a friend about breakfast at Taco Bell. An ad for Halo Top Creamery. An article titled “The Great Lesson of California is America’s New Civil War.” A posting … [Read more...] about It all comes down to Facebook’s impregnable ‘Terms of Service’