2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
How reassuring: The NYPD can’t tell the difference between hard drugs and kids candy.
According to a new suit, cited by the New York Daily News, a 25-year-old Brooklyn man was held in NYPD custody for 24 hours when cops confused Jolly Rancher candy in his pocket for meth.
“I don’t know if these cops have been watching ‘Breaking Bad,’ but my client is not Walter White,” said lawyer Kenneth Smith, who filed the suit Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Love Olatunjiojo was stopped-and-frisked by cops, who not only arrested the young man on finding the candy, but claimed that a field test found the candy pieces to test “positive” for meth — a result flatly undermined by lab tests, which determined the crystalline rock substance to indeed be innocent confectionary.
The NYDN reported that Olatunjiojo is filing damages. In what appears to be an all-too-common refrain for New York cops stopping and frisking young, non-white men, the officer who detained Olatunjiojo reportedly said, it was “only a matter of time before they found something,”
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Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.