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Pop Tarts are racist

(Art by Eric T. Styles)
Breakfast pastries have been a symbol of White supremacy and colonialism since honkies first learned to bake. Brought to America by imperialistic Europeans and forced upon itndigenous Americans early in the morning.

Just look at the names of breakfast baked goods: the Danish, the English muffin, French croissant and toast, Belgian waffles. The names reek of the stench from these European invaders.

The contemporary morning toaster pastry that has come to symbolize “American systematic racism and white supremacy” is the incarnation of the suburban atrocity we call “Pop Tarts.”

First off: The word “tart” is offensive to sex workers and should not be allowed. Combined with the word “POP” it implies indifference to violence against sex workers. Just educate yourself and be a better person.

A spokesman from the “French Quarter Think Tank on Stuff” points out the inherent racism that is baked into Pop Tarts. In a condescending tone of virtue he states the following:

“The blatant and overt racism of Pop Tarts has to be addressed. Look at the flavors, only white people would like the bland selection of flavors. vanilla reme and blueberry? No non-White person would eat that. If the Pop Tart people really wanted to bring equity to breakfast, they would offer flavors like barbecue and hot sauce flavors. That would go a long way to bringing healing to this nation.”

The spokesperson really cranked cringe up to eleven by continuing:
“It’s also wrong to assume that minority communities have access to toasters, many don’t. If they do, their electric may have been shut off from non payment and they are forced to eat the Pop Tart cold.”

We hung up on him at that point.

I am literally shaking right now.

3 wanted in connection to armed robbery near Canal, North Peters streets

(Photo: Courtesy of NOPD)
New Orleans Police have requested public assistance with identifying and locating three people who are wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred near the intersection of North Peters and Canal streets on Sunday.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. when the three suspects reportedly committed an armed robbery near the intersection, according to New Orleans Police.

Eighth District detectives on Tuesday released alleged surveillance camera footage of the suspects, pictured above, who police say were observed fleeing the scene in a white GMC Acadia SUV following the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the alleged suspects is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867. 

3 people sought in connection to Roosevelt Way vehicle break-in

(Photo: Courtesy of NOPD)
Three people are wanted in connection to a car burglary incident that occurred inside a parking garage located on Roosevelt Way in the Central Business District on Sunday.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. when three unknown suspects were captured on surveillance camera footage pulling on multiple car door handles inside the parking garage located in the 100 block of Roosevelt Way, according to New Orleans Police.

While inside the garage, they were also allegedly captured shattering a car window before reaching inside in an attempt to open the door, but immediately fled the scene once the car alarm was triggered.

New Orleans Police on Tuesday released surveillance camera footage, pictured above, that shows the alleged suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the three people alleged suspects is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867

Man dies from stabbing near Carondelet, Canal streets

The identity of suspect is sought in a deadly stabbing that occurred near the intersection of Canal and Carondelet streets Tuesday morning following an altercation between two men, according to New Orleans Police.

Eighth District police officers responded to an initial report of an aggravated battery by cutting near the intersection shortly before 1:30 a.m. and upon arrival, located an adult male victim who sustained multiple stab wounds, according to New Orleans Police.

The victim, who wasn’t identified, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Through an investigation, Eighth District officers learned that the victim and the suspect, identified only as an adult Black male, were involved in a physical altercation just before the stabbing, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect fled the scene after the incident.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and release an official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family, according to New Orleans Police.

No additional details were available.

Anyone with information that can aid in this investigation is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Application filed to construct temporary film set at Royal Street building collapse site

(Photo: Infrogmation | CC Flickr)
An application filed last week is asking for a permit to construct a temporary building facade that will be used in an upcoming film shoot on Royal Street.

The application requests a general work permit from the Vieux Carre Commission to dig and grade the ground in order to construct a temporary house facade in between the addresses of 808-810 Royal Street, according to a filing by 999 Ghost Productions LLC on July 19.

The temporary structure will not be attached to adjacent buildings. The application was reviewed on July 20 and returned for revision on the same day, records show.

A final inspection from the VCC has not been scheduled.

The film set will be located on an empty lot, where a three-story building constructed in the early 1800s collapsed on Oct. 22, 2014.