Dennise's Court Fund

$4,880 of $700 goal

Raised by 194 people in 30 months
Our NextDoor neighbor Dennise, is a young mother who works hard to support her family.  Her mother in law also is working hard on the weekends on and off, selling tamales to our neighborhood for extra income. An unfortunate event occurred, where Dennise was reported for advertising/selling tamales for her mother in law without a permit. She now would like to rectify the process but is now in a deep hole since she has been presented with a fine and warrant by the City of Carrollton for $700.  I am setting up this gofundme account in attempts to lessen the burden on her and her family.   As hard as they worked to sell now they have to come up with this money to get out of this bind. ANY and ALL help is appreciated!!! Please help her get through this rough time.  Her court date is 8/12/16...Please lets see how close we can get to the $700.  God bless and thanks neighbors for your support!!
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Matt McBrayer
30 months ago

How about we just leave it up to the individual if they want to buy these tamales or not? Health concerns? Don't buy 'em. Feeling lucky, or know Dennise is a trustworthy cook? Buy some. Good lord.

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Janis Beal
30 months ago

Good luck to you tomorrow! Hope the court dismisses. A warning would have been sufficient. But it makes me wonder, how do school organizations have bake sales where Mom's make cookies, etc. Same thing goes on all the time.

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Brian Clark
30 months ago

Neighbors snitching on neighbors... how sad. This is why America is dying.

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Tanna Vazquez
30 months ago

Good Luck in court! Please keep us posted. Additionally....since the funds donated exceed the $700...would it be possible to use those additional to assist in obtaining a permit ( I have no clue the process or costs associated).Then she can sell tamales any dang time she wants without worry!!

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Clay Davis
30 months ago

What would we do without government right? Government is nothing but a bunch of parasites.

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Stephanie Magilow
30 months ago
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Someone from Chefs for Farmers wants to invite you to the event to sell your tamales and she is looking for a chef to lend you their kitchen until you get enough $ to get your own. Look up Chefs for Farmers on Facebook and write to Iris Midler. She is looking for you. Good luck!!

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Jessica Perez
30 months ago
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To the one asking if she's a citizen, why even ask that? Get a fucking life. Who cares? Worry about your damn self. I hope she keeps on selling them tamales! I know a lot of people who sale them without a permit! Government just wants money! This lady also has bills to pay... Good luck Dennise!!!

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Tom Steele
30 months ago
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I see a comment that says, "Shouldn't had been making without a permit. That's the law." THAT IS EXACTLY what I was talking about in my donation post. There are people in this world who are born as "rule followers." Life is so much easier for them if there are rules to follow. For them, it means no guessing the right answer or worrying about making the wrong choice. Someone else has made all the choices for them and they cruise along safely inside the boundaries that someone else made for them. What a sad existence. Being a rule follower is ok. I have family members who are rule followers. But when a rule follower wants to make others follow those same rules, even when the rules take away reasonable freedoms - that's when I speak up. You can follow the rules. We all need to follow important rules, But there is an important place for gray areas too. For instance, people going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. Or people selling hot tamales they cooked in their home. People can decide to buy them or not. Right? Why not? Why is having a rule so important to you that you'd rather do something stupid, like arresting and fining a woman for selling a tamale than letting people in a supposedly free country make adult decisions as to whether to trust a woman who is selling home-made tamales? Is it that imperative to you that there be rules for you to feel safe and comfortable that you can't even choose not to buy them for yourself but let others buy them if they want to? If so, then how sad for you.

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Jim Adams
30 months ago
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Leave it to some of you jackwaggons to try and make this into something it's not. "Is she even a citizen" why ask that you racist jerk. And yes, the bake sale at school, or in front of walmart is the EXACT same thing.

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Nancy Terry
30 months ago
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I have been looking for months for homemade tamales, now I see this. Makes my heart hurt, back off government.

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Jackson Ty Andrew
30 months ago
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I'd be willing to help, but how much do you want to bet she supported the totalitarian regime that is affecting her now?

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Sendy Ontiveros
30 months ago
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How do I buy some tamales??

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David Lethe
30 months ago
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I can't believe so many people are willing to give anybody who sells prepared food w/o having health inspections and permits a pass. It doesn't matter if the product is tamales or home-made baby formula. Permits and health code inspections are one of the few government services that saves lives.

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Melissa Hawthorne
30 months ago
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Shouldn't had been making without a permit. That's the law.

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Victoria E McLure
30 months ago
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This woman broke the law. She violated the health code and endangered people's health. She should not be praised. She should be punished. Supporting her means you support people who potentially spread food-born pathogens-- which are deadly.

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Ken Goldberg
30 months ago
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If the case was not resolved yet, I would be interested in seeing if there is a legal defense. I am a lawyer, Ken-214-690-7797

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Joseph Miguel
30 months ago
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Typical government BS to keep the slaves in line. Fight the power. I believe that there is a clause in most states that baked goods are exempt; who's to say you didn't bake them too?! LOL!

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Shannon Callahan
30 months ago
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There are cottage food laws for a reason. Restaurants are held to a certain standard with inspections, etc... I have had a home bakery and been associated with a home bakers forum. Bakers would post pictures of their cakes with cats crawling all over their counters in the background. Babies touching the food, insects crawling on surfaces. Some regulations are oppressive but for the safety of consumers I do agree with applications to the health department and regular inspections. In my state I even had to remit all of my recipes and method of preparation for review to the department of agriculture to ensure I am cooking eggs and dairy to the proper temp to kill bacteria and salmonella. There are also tax codes

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Andre Esparza
30 months ago
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Please take this money and fight this Tyranny..... We will help by showing up. Please let me know andre at dontcomply dot com I wrote a story on dontcomply dot com to help spread your message.

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Francisco Peña
30 months ago
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As for the comment about bake sales, usually now you have to do "donations" and not preset price. That's how you get around it.

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GK
$10
Gerron Kuiken
22 months ago

You keep going, and one day if we ever meet I plan to buy ten of those delicious tamales myself.

LR
$25
Larry Reid
28 months ago

Not really sure why there are so many obstacles that block good people from doing the right thing. Looks like a great outpouring of support for you and I am glad.

KT
$50
Kenneth Tomlinson
28 months ago

This is insane. Just write a letter and tell her to stop. The officials should know if she was selling tamales $700 would be a tremendous financial burden for her.

JG
$25
John Gross
29 months ago

Good luck with your business.

$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
SS
$5
SB Stokes
29 months ago
1
1

¡Viva todas las Tamale Ladies, en el mundo!

PD
$10
Paul DeMartini
29 months ago

Good bless and share the love thru food!

$5
Lisa Bay
30 months ago

Good Luck Dennise! http://www.lacocinasf.org/

Matt McBrayer
30 months ago

How about we just leave it up to the individual if they want to buy these tamales or not? Health concerns? Don't buy 'em. Feeling lucky, or know Dennise is a trustworthy cook? Buy some. Good lord.

+ Read More
Janis Beal
30 months ago

Good luck to you tomorrow! Hope the court dismisses. A warning would have been sufficient. But it makes me wonder, how do school organizations have bake sales where Mom's make cookies, etc. Same thing goes on all the time.

+ Read More
Brian Clark
30 months ago

Neighbors snitching on neighbors... how sad. This is why America is dying.

+ Read More
Tanna Vazquez
30 months ago

Good Luck in court! Please keep us posted. Additionally....since the funds donated exceed the $700...would it be possible to use those additional to assist in obtaining a permit ( I have no clue the process or costs associated).Then she can sell tamales any dang time she wants without worry!!

+ Read More
Clay Davis
30 months ago

What would we do without government right? Government is nothing but a bunch of parasites.

+ Read More
Stephanie Magilow
30 months ago
9
9

Someone from Chefs for Farmers wants to invite you to the event to sell your tamales and she is looking for a chef to lend you their kitchen until you get enough $ to get your own. Look up Chefs for Farmers on Facebook and write to Iris Midler. She is looking for you. Good luck!!

+ Read More
Jessica Perez
30 months ago
9
9

To the one asking if she's a citizen, why even ask that? Get a fucking life. Who cares? Worry about your damn self. I hope she keeps on selling them tamales! I know a lot of people who sale them without a permit! Government just wants money! This lady also has bills to pay... Good luck Dennise!!!

+ Read More
Tom Steele
30 months ago
7
7

I see a comment that says, "Shouldn't had been making without a permit. That's the law." THAT IS EXACTLY what I was talking about in my donation post. There are people in this world who are born as "rule followers." Life is so much easier for them if there are rules to follow. For them, it means no guessing the right answer or worrying about making the wrong choice. Someone else has made all the choices for them and they cruise along safely inside the boundaries that someone else made for them. What a sad existence. Being a rule follower is ok. I have family members who are rule followers. But when a rule follower wants to make others follow those same rules, even when the rules take away reasonable freedoms - that's when I speak up. You can follow the rules. We all need to follow important rules, But there is an important place for gray areas too. For instance, people going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. Or people selling hot tamales they cooked in their home. People can decide to buy them or not. Right? Why not? Why is having a rule so important to you that you'd rather do something stupid, like arresting and fining a woman for selling a tamale than letting people in a supposedly free country make adult decisions as to whether to trust a woman who is selling home-made tamales? Is it that imperative to you that there be rules for you to feel safe and comfortable that you can't even choose not to buy them for yourself but let others buy them if they want to? If so, then how sad for you.

+ Read More
Jim Adams
30 months ago
7
7

Leave it to some of you jackwaggons to try and make this into something it's not. "Is she even a citizen" why ask that you racist jerk. And yes, the bake sale at school, or in front of walmart is the EXACT same thing.

+ Read More
Nancy Terry
30 months ago
7
7

I have been looking for months for homemade tamales, now I see this. Makes my heart hurt, back off government.

+ Read More
Jackson Ty Andrew
30 months ago
6
6

I'd be willing to help, but how much do you want to bet she supported the totalitarian regime that is affecting her now?

+ Read More
Sendy Ontiveros
30 months ago
5
5

How do I buy some tamales??

+ Read More
David Lethe
30 months ago
5
5

I can't believe so many people are willing to give anybody who sells prepared food w/o having health inspections and permits a pass. It doesn't matter if the product is tamales or home-made baby formula. Permits and health code inspections are one of the few government services that saves lives.

+ Read More
Melissa Hawthorne
30 months ago
5
5

Shouldn't had been making without a permit. That's the law.

+ Read More
Victoria E McLure
30 months ago
4
4

This woman broke the law. She violated the health code and endangered people's health. She should not be praised. She should be punished. Supporting her means you support people who potentially spread food-born pathogens-- which are deadly.

+ Read More
Ken Goldberg
30 months ago
4
4

If the case was not resolved yet, I would be interested in seeing if there is a legal defense. I am a lawyer, Ken-214-690-7797

+ Read More
Joseph Miguel
30 months ago
4
4

Typical government BS to keep the slaves in line. Fight the power. I believe that there is a clause in most states that baked goods are exempt; who's to say you didn't bake them too?! LOL!

+ Read More
Shannon Callahan
30 months ago
4
4

There are cottage food laws for a reason. Restaurants are held to a certain standard with inspections, etc... I have had a home bakery and been associated with a home bakers forum. Bakers would post pictures of their cakes with cats crawling all over their counters in the background. Babies touching the food, insects crawling on surfaces. Some regulations are oppressive but for the safety of consumers I do agree with applications to the health department and regular inspections. In my state I even had to remit all of my recipes and method of preparation for review to the department of agriculture to ensure I am cooking eggs and dairy to the proper temp to kill bacteria and salmonella. There are also tax codes

+ Read More
Andre Esparza
30 months ago
3
3

Please take this money and fight this Tyranny..... We will help by showing up. Please let me know andre at dontcomply dot com I wrote a story on dontcomply dot com to help spread your message.

+ Read More
Francisco Peña
30 months ago
3
3

As for the comment about bake sales, usually now you have to do "donations" and not preset price. That's how you get around it.

+ Read More
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