Saturday, December 17, 2011

Murder Of The Kansas City Tamale Man



There's a deplorable myth in Kansas City that so many victims of local homicide somehow "deserved" to be killed because of their residence in the urban core or stereotypes about their activities. This is RARELY THE CASE and it's just another rhetorical device used to express the very real level or racism in this town.

However, residents of the urban core of every demographic know better.

To wit, some of the most astute news people and Northeast denizens are noting the victim or a recent homicide.

SO MANY PEOPLE TODAY ARE LAMENTING THE FACT THAT THE NORTHEAST "TAMALE MAN" WAS RECENTLY FOUND DEAD!!!

Again, it's important to note that Kansas City's murders aren't confined to any particular demographic and have a tragic impact on so many people in this town from all walks of life.

LINKS:

Alonzo Washington: Tamale Man was the 110th murder victim in KCMO!

20lbs of Headlines: Police Investigate Murder of ‘Jim’s Hot Tamale’ Man

Northeast News: Mark Turley ran the Tamale cart in the parking lot at Truman and Cleveland, adjacent to the thrift store. No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Mother fucken animals !!!!!!!

Guy trudging along trying to make a living.

Anonymous said...

It's just another murder in Kansas City no big deal. Pile the bodies over in the corner, we'll get the as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

He worked for Jim's Hot Tamales, and he also managed the Thrift Store. He sold tamales in front of the thrift store, not in the adjacent parking lot.

Anonymous said...

The Hot Tamale Man sold them at first adjacent to the Thrift Shop on the parking lot and later- this year begin selling in front of the store after he begin working IN the Thrift Store. We bought many tamales and soda from him and conversated with him - a great guy and staple in the city. #disbelief

Anonymous said...

Get the fuck outta KC if you don't want to end up like this.

Anonymous said...

maybe his tamales were shitty?

Anonymous said...

10:54: You sir are an unfeeling fool.

Anonymous said...

"Conversated?" Cripes, are you all illiterate?

Anonymous said...

sorry he's dead. but shitty tamales ARE shitty. jus sayin....

Anonymous said...

Tamales have nothing to do with it. Niggers do....They ruin everything.

Anonymous said...

His tamales were crap. They were slimey good wrapped in wax paper. Not real tamales.

However, he was a nice guy and I am really sad to see he was murdered. He emobodied what most people in the ghetto don't -- police, hard working despite a lot of adversity. I never heard him complain or whine about anything. He never begged or asked for a handout. He was there next to his beat up suburban selling tamales every day I can remember when I worked over in the area.

It's just disgusting this happened to him.

Anonymous said...

that should be "polite" not "police"

"He emobodied what most people in the ghetto don't -- polite, hard working despite a lot of adversity.

Anonymous said...

It's the trashy whiteys