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Carne Asada Is Not A Crime*

May 01, 2008 | Updated May 25, 2011

The city of Los Angeles is trying to get rid of Taco Trucks: Those awesome little trucks on every corner smelling dreamily of blackened meat 'till the wee hours of the morning. Apparently the "stationary restaurants" have a difficult time competing and feel that the competition is "unfair."

Bowing to such pressure, the L.A. Board of Supervisors has passed a law that requires taco truck purveyors to move every hour or else be fined $1,000 fine or go to jail.

What dicks.

It's unconscionable. No, not just because I love Mexican food but, because Taco Truck purveyors are typically Latino, this law disproportionately targets an already marginalized and disadvantaged group, one that contributes so much to the character of Los Angeles.

To raise awareness, Thursday, May 1 has been designated Taco Truck Night. Go out and get your taco on in the tastiest political protest ever! Sign the petition! Help defend our local entrepreneurs and protect the spirit of L.A.!

* Title borrowed from saveourtacotrucks.org.