Black man shoots and kills unarmed Hispanic man

Taco Bell Shooting Victim was Holding Leash, Not Weapon

Victim’s sister calling for shooter’s arrest

Police are saying more about a shooting at a Taco Bell Tuesday night in which one man died.

They’re also identifying the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Adkins.

About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.

They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.

At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them — but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.

Family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense.

Three observations:

1. Don’t believe anything about this story until you see an official report

2. This proves nothing about the Trayvon Martin case except that cops don’t always make an immediate arrest when the shooter is black.

3. Don’t expect to see Jesse and Al at the scene.

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33 Responses to Black man shoots and kills unarmed Hispanic man

  1. elliesmom says:

    If I got into an altercation at a Taco Bell with Ellie on the other end of the leash, the other guy wouldn’t have had a hand left to pull a trigger. Don’t let that sweet face fool ya.

  2. WMCB says:

    Crickets. Not that I really care or expected otherwise, or even think making a big deal of it would be productive, but still.

    In other news, someone said: “When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down! You’ll see a rainbow!”

    My thought: That’s a damn good way to drown.

  3. imusthavepie says:

    This part of the story is also sad…to me especially…

    The dog, Lady, stayed by Adkins’ side until the Humane Society came. Adkins lived with his mom and dad. He’s 29, but his family says he’s mentally disabled and has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. He didn’t drive, and walked wherever he went.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Stories like these don’t have happy parts.

    • elliesmom says:

      I have lots of good friends, but the four-legged ones are the most true.

    • GTCO-ATL says:

      If the family is correct and he did have the mental capacity of a 12-year old, then why did the family think it was okay to let him walk the dog, alone, at night, up to a crowded fast food restarant and hang out near the drive-through window? There is definitely more to this story.

      • imusthavepie says:

        You obviously don’t have a special needs child, so you wouldn’t understand anyway so why should I bother even offering up an explanation to you. I’m sure there is more to the story, but not because you don’t approve of how this family was caring for their adult special needs child.

  4. WMCB says:


  5. HELENK says:

    this does not look good. now there are neo nazis in Stanford along with black panthers. this will not end well

    every one that stirred up the mess should be held accountable for any violence that comes from it.

    • myiq2xu says:

      So far no one has actually seen a neo-nazi there.

      It’s just a story.

      • HELENK says:

        I really hope so. the last thing this country needs is riots and black against white warfare.

        I have never been so worried about my country as I have in the last 4 years. It seems we are traveling down a path that has no good outcome.
        I am glad I am my age and not my children or grand children’s ages

        • WMCB says:

          The Sanford police and papers there were finally contacted to verify, and the story is untrue. It originated on some random blog and made the rounds with no one checking. A few honest lefty blogs have now retracted it – though not all.

    • HELENK says:

      thank you for finding out about this. I am praying every night that this does not wind up with violence.

  6. Lola-at-Large says:

    OT: I’ve been wondering about this ALEC drive to boycott products and companies. I didn’t understand how it was getting so much traction without a lot of media attention. Well, I found out tonight. Look how easy they’ve made it to build a social media noise machine:

    All you have to do is click twice, and you don’t even have to follow through. You can keep buying from Amazon (which people will) AND create a hollow noise machine at the same time. This is very sophisticated stuff. And it’s working.

    • WMCB says:

      You can use their links and change the tweet to a supportive one. But yeah, it’s a noise machine.

      I’ve reached a point that I don’t boycott anyone for anything. I’m just sick of it. It used to have meaning – not buying products if you were personally pissed off with a certain company’s concrete actions. Now it’s just mass-marketed bullying over every damn connection, however tenuous, to anything or anyone at all that you don’t like.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Yeah, you can change it, but how many people will do that? I want to know how to set something like that up so I can bully for women’s rights! 😀

      • gxm17 says:

        Amen to that. I am so sick of the petitions and the clicky clicky “protest here” links. Social media is advertising. And that noise machine sounds an awful lot like a herd of sheep.

    • WMCB says:

      Oh, and after all the “boycott Arby’s!” brouhaha, which I never eat anyway, it made me think of one of the reasons I like our local hamburger chain:

      WhataBurger of TX, in addition to having good ol’ greasy burgers, also created their Family Foundation. All employees may voluntarily contribute a tiny portion of their paycheck, the company chips in too, and the money is used to tide fellow employees over in times of crisis or family emergency. They’ve used it for everything from medical bills to supplementing families when a spouse is laid off, to helping replace needed possessions after a fire. Good folks.

    • GTCO-ATL says:

      what’s ALEC?

  7. WMCB says:

    ROTFLMAO! Two pages of text conversations with his dog:

  8. DeniseVB says:

    I remember when I’d only use MSM sources for news posts and comments, but Edit-gate’s going to throw a whole new light on who to trust anymore. What is NBC covering up? Or Who?

    Like Rathergate, Edit-Gate is a New Media-driven story pushed so hard (including here at the Bigs) that the mainstream media can no longer ignore it.

    The result has been some action on the part of NBC News, but nowhere near enough. But hey, if NBC prefers death by a thousand paper cuts as opposed to biting the bullet and simply doing the right thing, that’s fine by me.

    At first NBC News thought they could make us go away by admitting the “error.” The “error,” of course, being the malicious, race-baiting edit of 911 audio in order to make a private citizen, who is currently in hiding for fear of his life, look racist……more

    • threewickets says:

      No idea how and why Steve Capus (President of NBC News) and Phil Griffin (President of MSNBC) still have their jobs after the race-baiting, Hillary bashing, Obama-for-America propaganda campaign of 2008. Check that, I guess I do know why. Obama is President.

  9. yttik says:

    I think we need a curfew on young men. Maybe a damage to the community tax, too. Some people were complaining about not wanting to pay for food stamps or contraception, well I’m kind of tired of paying for the clean up crew that so many violent young men seem to need.

    If you can’t walk down a public street or get thru a drive up window without an altercation, maybe you should be forced to carry insurance and mandated to stay off public streets.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Ha! Good point. Snarking of course.

    • GTCO-ATL says:

      In GA there was a counter-bill proposed to the reduction of weeks in legal abortion limits – the bill proposed more stringent rules about who can buy Viagra. Fair is fair.

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  11. threewickets says:

    No one on the left agitates like Barbara Ehrenreich, and Prog activists follow her direction like sheep.

    Barbara Ehrenreich (Facebook):
    Who’s keeping the body count? Travon Martin, 5 black men killed in Tulsa on Friday, and, as I just learned from Ben Ehrenreich’s FB page, 29 other black people killed in this country by police or security guards since January.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      This is so true. She has done some great work, and I especially liked her work on Nickled and Dimed, but she has utterly jumped the shark the last few years, as have so many on the left. She’s not as bad Krugman, who is the Evil Knievel of shark jumping, but she’s pretty bad.

  12. gxm17 says:

    Another news story that isn’t making the headlines, I’m following the case of Patricia Cook, a 54-year old white woman who was shot dead by a police officer at the beginning of February. The latest news is that a special prosecutor has requested a grand jury investigation. I don’t hold out much hope because Virginia is notorious for letting cops get away with murder, but there are witnesses who refute his/her story. The officer who shot Cook dead has yet to be named.

    Grand jury probe requested in Pat Cook shooting

  13. Erica says:

    Just tonight friends at Easter dinner were talking about the Martin case decrying the lack of an arrest and saying if a black person shot someone, they’d be arrested immediately. Guess not. And they’ll never know because the media won’t elevate this case and people like Sharpton only care if their purposes are served.

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