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   Stabbing death over loud music leaves many questions. How loud was the music? Was it really worth killing over? Why is the housing project called the "Pork 'n Beans"?

25 Dec 2011 12:25 AM   |   5348 clicks   |   Sun Sentinel
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darkhorse23     
Subby must not watch The First 48. READ UP

25 Dec 2011 12:07 AM
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dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  
They can't really call it the Greens n' Melon without people getting a bit pissy.

25 Dec 2011 12:21 AM
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Self Defecating Humor     
Good ol' pork and beans... PORK AND BEANS! (new window)

25 Dec 2011 12:31 AM
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jdcgonzalez     
For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called.

25 Dec 2011 12:33 AM
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scalpod     
No surprise to those who understand the volume of any sound system is invariably inverse to the taste in music of its owner.

25 Dec 2011 12:34 AM
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dbrunker     
You used to listen to Fog Hat and Led Zeppelin. You don't want them to turn it down, you want them to turn it off!
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25 Dec 2011 12:35 AM
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SharkTrager     

darkhorse23: Subby must not watch The First 48. READ UP


Yet that link still didn't answer the question.

25 Dec 2011 12:45 AM
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thomasvista     
They're called the Pork 'n Beans because of the exterior color scheme of the buildings (brown and beige or whatever).

/native Miamian

25 Dec 2011 01:00 AM
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Hector Remarkable     
Obviously it's called Pork -n- Beans because it's known for its delicious pork and beans. In fact, it's where pork and beans were invented, in 1922, by Dr. Porkenbeans, who was originally from Jacksonville, but moved down to Miami when he heard how hungry they were down there at the time. Interestingly enough, he was killed by a mob of distraught pork and beans workers in a dispute over the volume of the Pork -N- Beans jingle music which emanated from the Pork -n- Beans factory all night and day.



True story.

25 Dec 2011 01:01 AM
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robodog     
There were days when I lived in apartments where I got close to assault over loud music late at night (once we had things knocked off the wall at 3am). It's a bit of a stretch from there to homicide, but it's not impossible to imagine.

25 Dec 2011 01:01 AM
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limboslam    [TotalFark]  
All these housing projects need is a little more of our money. Then they'll be virtual paradises.

25 Dec 2011 01:09 AM
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Gyrfalcon     
I'd murder anyone who lived in a housing project with a name.

25 Dec 2011 01:12 AM
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JesusJuice     
How loud was the music?

25 Dec 2011 01:15 AM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  
in the carefree '50's when the construction project was newly finished, the neighborhood was sponsored by van de kamp's pork and beans. they had the biggest billboard at the ball field every year until campbell's edged in during the '70's.
the pork n beans was then sponsored by bush's baked beans in the '80's, followed by a few generic names until sponsorship fell to the wayside.

/beans

25 Dec 2011 01:22 AM
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Zagloba     
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Wanted for questioning.

25 Dec 2011 01:24 AM
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snailbarf     

Hector Remarkable: Obviously it's called Pork -n- Beans because it's known for its delicious pork and beans. In fact, it's where pork and beans were invented, in 1922, by Dr. Porkenbeans, who was originally from Jacksonville, but moved down to Miami when he heard how hungry they were down there at the time. Interestingly enough, he was killed by a mob of distraught pork and beans workers in a dispute over the volume of the Pork -N- Beans jingle music which emanated from the Pork -n- Beans factory all night and day.



True story.


Hahaha

25 Dec 2011 01:25 AM
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Now I Is!     
Attractive and Successful?

25 Dec 2011 01:25 AM
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One Bad Apple    [TotalFark]  
all-canto.com


/All I could think of

25 Dec 2011 01:27 AM
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Tatsuma     
Weezer once again lead to some poor guy's death.

25 Dec 2011 01:30 AM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

JesusJuice: How loud was the music?


What I want to know is what was being played? Christmas music?


Tatsuma: Weezer once again lead to some poor guy's death.

Taken into custody: Dorian W. Hinkson, 51


I don't know many 51-year-old Weezer fans.

25 Dec 2011 01:33 AM
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One Bad Apple    [TotalFark]  

fusillade762: JesusJuice: How loud was the music?

What I want to know is what was being played? Christmas music?

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The soundtrack from Hitchcock's "Psycho" ?


SKREE SKREE SKREE

dun duuuuuh dun duuuuuh

25 Dec 2011 01:36 AM
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I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body     

Hector Remarkable: Obviously it's called Pork -n- Beans because it's known for its delicious pork and beans. In fact, it's where pork and beans were invented, in 1922, by Dr. Porkenbeans, who was originally from Jacksonville, but moved down to Miami when he heard how hungry they were down there at the time. Interestingly enough, he was killed by a mob of distraught pork and beans workers in a dispute over the volume of the Pork -N- Beans jingle music which emanated from the Pork -n- Beans factory all night and day.

True story.



That story reminds me of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 that killed 21 people and injured another 150.

True story.

25 Dec 2011 01:38 AM
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the_chief     

Zagloba: [img560.imageshack.us image 445x445]

Wanted for questioning.


My favorite band.

25 Dec 2011 01:50 AM
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Cashew    [TotalFark]  
Take heed, bad neighbors of the world!

25 Dec 2011 02:12 AM
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Happy Hours     

dbrunker: You used to listen to Fog Hat and Led Zeppelin. You don't want them to turn it down, you want them to turn it off!
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 340x255]


Dude, I used to love Foghat!

WTF ever happened to them?

Oh, of course, they're still on tour as a google search quickly informed me. How the fark else are old rock and rollers supposed to make a living?

I don't want you, be no slave!


They were just fools for the city taking a slow ride!


Take it easy!


Slow Ride!111111!!!! (new window)

25 Dec 2011 02:15 AM
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illannoyin     
Could be worse. Could be called the tenderloin...

NSFW link

25 Dec 2011 02:17 AM
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Happy Hours     
Sorry for that last link - it was recent Foghat apparently and cut very short.

much slower (and better) ride (new window)

25 Dec 2011 02:17 AM
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Summer Glau's Love Slave     
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/I used to listen to loud music.
//Until I took a stabbin' to the knee.

25 Dec 2011 02:58 AM
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ieldanth     

Tatsuma: Weezer once again lead to some poor guy's death.


I don't give a hoot about what you think!


j/k

25 Dec 2011 04:21 AM
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LewDux    [TotalFark]  
Another victim of Loudness Wars

25 Dec 2011 05:51 AM
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agoodamerican     
hero tag missing
must be on xmas vacation

25 Dec 2011 06:41 AM
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assjuice     
It is never the jackass playing the loud music who gets stabbed... Why?

25 Dec 2011 07:09 AM
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mikesum32     
Wanted for questioning.
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25 Dec 2011 07:32 AM
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miamiguy     
Pork and beans is one of the more uncivilized public housing complexes here in miami.

/upset i pay taxes so people can live in free/subsidized housing and not take care of it.

//it is worse when you drive by and see direct tv dishes on said homes.

25 Dec 2011 08:23 AM
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whenIsayGO     
Somebody needed to come over and stab my upstairs neighbors yesterday. Loud music and the kids stomping on the floor like little Lords of the Dance. It started sometime early in the afternoon and finally stopped around 2AM. I got very little work done all day. Even with earplugs I could hear it louder than I'd play my own music.

25 Dec 2011 08:50 AM
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Ow My Balls     
Maybe THIS was the song?

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What's for tea, daughterrrr?

25 Dec 2011 09:34 AM
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billybobtoo     
Cause they're black?

25 Dec 2011 10:58 AM
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krackpipe     

jdcgonzalez: For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called.


When seconds count to save a life, they'll be there in minutes to take a report.

25 Dec 2011 02:28 PM
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ironrat     
Man you should see the public housing where I live, tasteful, small and well maintained little apartment/condos that many of you would love to live in. Doesn't stop the teens that live there from getting big PROJECTS tattoos on their back,chest, neck, etc.

25 Dec 2011 05:07 PM
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mjjt     
Some other suggestions as to name origin

The term that they are referring to is the poor part of town, and that is why they refer to it as the Pork and Bean area on that show.

It got the name because that is what a lot of poor people can afford to be eating. Rather than eating steak and Lobster type of food. People in these area's are poorer and there for the reference to pork and beans area

It is called the "the pork and beans area" because of the canning company which produced pork and beans can food in the Miami area.

it's a racial slur for Portuguese.
Its a kind of food
i don't know what else it could mean.

It has to do with the doors of the Liberty Square Housing complex during it's development. There was also "blueberries" and "green machine."
With time and different paint jobs, only the Pork n Beans name stuck.

The "Pork 'n' Beans Projects" is a slang term for the Liberty Square Housing Project in Miami Florida. The nickname may have come about due to the orange doors in one section of the projects at one time, or alternately, the affordability of the canned food as a dietary staple.

- Interesting that about two generations ago the origin was probably obvious to everyone, but now it's speculative and there will probably never be an authoritative answer (tho that won't stop people being "certain" that they know)

- and then histories like the Bible get handed down orally for hundreds of generations, and people expect it to be correct and meaningful in every way

25 Dec 2011 06:17 PM
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imtheonlylp     
Did anyone else happen to notice the "Santa surfing in Fort Lauderdale" link in the middle of this story?

27 Dec 2011 12:39 PM
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