People who’ve died over chicken and ribs

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The violence over chicken and ribs is real and seems to be in the news once again.  A fight over the last piece of chicken has often turned violent sometimes resulting in death.  But this violence is not only limited to chicken. Many have heard or uttered the words “Who ate my ribs?” in their lifetime. Barbecue ribs have been the cause of fights, discrimination and in one case, tied to an alleged sexual assault by Bill Cosby. Here are cases of chicken and rib violence:

Man kills roommate over last piece of fried chicken

Reinaldo Cardoso Rivera (Photo Source: Houston Police Mugshot)
Reinaldo Cardoso Rivera (Photo Source: Houston Police Mugshot)

A dispute over the last piece of  fried chicken turned violent in Houston this past weekend. Police say several witnesses saw the fight, which began over the last piece of homemade fried chicken. Apparently, there was only a drumstick left and the two roommates began arguing. The two then went outside to fight when one of the men was stabbed with a steak knife. Both men were Cuban and shared the apartment with three other men. According to HPD Homicide Detective Fil Waters, “There was a single drumstick in the pan. … You can’t script this stuff. It’s someone getting killed over a piece of chicken. Pretty tragic.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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