Dennise Cruz was making another hot batch of tamales when she checked her mailbox and discovered a warrant for her arrest on a yellow card. She is stunned after receiving a “warrant arrest notice” in the mail because of her tamales. The city of Carrollton, Texas where she lives sent her demands to contact the court or else they would send men and women with guns to her house, kidnap her, then lock her in a cold cage.
Cruz cried, “That has to be wrong. I don’t have any tickets under my name. That’s just my first reaction. Never would have I thought, tamales. To know that somebody can be arrested over that, that to me is unbelievable.”
She got the entrepreneur spirit a few months ago after seeing how easy and popular it was to work from home and sell a delicious product like hot and fresh tamales. She posted them on Nextdoor, a private social network that connects communities with local information, buy and sell stuff, or be alerted when an emergency arises close by. She phoned the city immediately, and the city clerk on the other end of the line informed her that someone snitched to the police that she did not have the government’s permission to sell her signature tamales. Without paying the city to get a permit to trade her tamales for cash, she is now faced with a $700 or jail time. She wants to fight it, but learned that the fine could more than double if she loses.
Cruz exclaimed “It’s just so common. That’s why to me, I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal.” she continued, “When it hit me, I was like that is a lot of money.” With no injured party, this victim-less crime is a comedic skit. The thought of extorting and incarcerating a woman for cooking and selling food is completely asinine.
She complained, “I don’t understand because if anything I would have rather them come to me first if they had any concerns.”
The director of the Carrollton Environmental Services said a monetary theft in the form of a fine was issued without any chance of a warning simply because they say tamales are dangerous. These scrumptious delicacies are classified as a “potentially hazardous food” by them containing a cooked corn product with meat inside.
I remember buying, giving and receiving tamales all the time, they are steamed thoroughly and never made anyone sick, they made people happy. Leave it up to the tyrants to swoop in and grab up some cash from someone participating in the free-market. Doing something that makes her and the customers happy and coming back for more is something the public servants just don’t find palatable. We don’t need to government to come in with their iron fist and disturb the voluntary transactions that leave them out.
The tamale maker concluded with her halting her production out a fear from her local dictatorship. “I’ve seen so many people doing it. And unfortunately it’s me who’s having to deal with it. I’d just rather stay away from that at the moment, making tamales.”
Her friend created a GoFundMe account to gather up a few more bucks for the legal fees to fight it…
Source – CBS
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
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1. A conservative racist SOB against a Mexican earning money.
2. Some other person in the neighborhood doing the same thing and culling the competition.
3. An over zealous probably liberal or Conservative doesn’t thing people should sell stuff without a permit.
4. Or someone did get sick, and they snitched.
We have lady’s doing this here as well I’d never care about it. I don’t know if they do it without a permit or not, nor do I care I don’t buy them. Not really all that into them myself but don’t mind people earning money.
Fricking always someone who doesn’t like it when someone is doing something without Govt permission.
Deplorable people can’t just mind their own business.
Personally I always bought door to door tamales and never… never.. ever… got sick. There is a cottage food law that allows the sale of dry goods such as cookies and jams and what not but it’s entirely one sided and favors anglo foods. No one here likes that stuff, there’s no meat in it.
These ladies do serve these tamales hot and fresh. It’s not like they been keeping them in a cooler overnight before selling then to you and in my neighborhood these tamales sell quick.
Maybe we need to expand the cottage food law or make a separate lower priced license for the home producer. I just see this as a way of increasing the movement of money and keeping the economy going. It’s better than their kid breaking into my house and stealing shit.
Dennise Cruz, criminal! She’s lucky she didn’t get 10 yrs.
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