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These Places Are Giving Churros A Hipster Twist And We’re Actually Not Mad About It

If you’re in Los Angeles and you’re craving churros, you won’t have much trouble finding ’em. You can get them from street vendors, local mercados, and – if you feel like paying premium prices – even places like Dodger Stadium and Disneyland. In an effort to stand out in this sea of churro goodness, there are a few spots in L.A. that are adding their own twists to the churros we all love. Check ’em out.

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This bakery in Downey goes by the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Handwritten signs greet customers into a churro haven where a buck can go a long way. Carry out your crispy, doughy churros in a brown paper bag or a bright pink box, but be careful! The pink box will make it hard for your co-workers to resist a peek inside.

Did we miss any of your churro hot spots? Did you discover any new churro places you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

Disney Parks Has Released Its Churro Recipe Online To Help Everyone Who Misses The Magical Parks

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Disney Parks Has Released Its Churro Recipe Online To Help Everyone Who Misses The Magical Parks

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Some people just can’t get enough of Disney. The movies, characters, and parks have brought joy to millions of people around the world. For some people, the best part of their Disney memories is about the food that they get to enjoy while in the magical world. Now, Disney is allowing you to cook all of your favorite snacks at home.

We all finally have the recipe for the Disney version of churros.

You read that right. Disney is giving out their recipes to their fans as we all shelter in place to fight COVID-19. The most exciting release of recipes is the Disney version of churros. These sweet, fried dough bits bring people so much excitement in the parks.

People are already excited about being able to make their own Disney churros.

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The one side effect of self-isolation and quarantining is that people now have the time to cook at home and really explore their kitchen skills. This includes people who might not have been big home cooks before. Now that there is all of this time, it is a good time to try some new things.

People are getting very excited about being able to create their favorite snacks at home.

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Let’s be honest. The food at Disney can be kind of expensive so it is nice to know that you can take the magic home with you right now. We all love something free and when it is something so memorable and magical it is just that much more special.

However, some people just aren’t convinced that they will taste the same.

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Tbh, they might have a point. Is the magic of the churro from the churro or the fact that you can enjoy them while chatting with Cinderella? It is hard to figure out what makes these churros so special and flavorful but we all know one thing, the Disney version of churros are delicious.

Check out the full recipe for Disney’s churros below!

Who else is excited to make their favorite Disney snacks at home?

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New Yorkers Plan A Rally To Support The Woman Arrested For Selling Churros On The NYC Subway

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New Yorkers Plan A Rally To Support The Woman Arrested For Selling Churros On The NYC Subway

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A woman selling churros on the subway, a sight as common as breakdancers, panhandlers, and school children selling candy in New York City’s central public transportation system, was arrested. The incident spurred further public outcry amidst allegations of over-policing on the trains. 

For years, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) which oversees public transportation in New York, has come under fire as New York City’s subway system has increasingly begun to decay with more trains out of service, delays, mechanical failures, and trains that run slower than they did in the 1950s due to mismanagement and poor maintenance.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s solution was to hire 500 more subway police officers to combat fare evasion. Following the crackdown, widespread protests have occurred in response to at least two incidents where many felt officers used excessive force to thwart subway evasion and other petty crimes.

Police captured on video bringing churro vendor to tears.

In New York City it is not uncommon to see people selling helpful items or snacks on subway platforms, which is why the treatment of one churro vendor has sparked outcry on social media. Sofia Newman filmed and shared the video on Twitter. In it, the woman is crying as officers handcuff her and take away her churro cart.

Newman doesn’t remain a bystander, she shouts at the cops for harassing the woman. 

“It’s illegal to sell food inside the subway stations,” the officer told her. 

According to Newman, the woman kept trying to speak to one of the officer’s in Spanish, but a plainclothes officer kept interrupting. 

“She kept trying to speak to one of the cops in Spanish, but the plainclothes cop kept rolling his eyes and saying things like, ‘Are you done?’ and ‘I know you can speak English’ Eventually, they cuffed her and unceremoniously dragged her and her cart away,” Newman said

The police officers eventually take the handcuffs off of the woman and let her go, only issuing her a summons.

“No matter what the law says, there is no reason why that many officers needed to encircle, demean, and police the poverty of that woman of color,” Newman wrote on Twitter.

According to the NYPD, the woman has been issued 10 summonses for unlicensed vending, however many felt her treatment was excessive for a nonviolent crime. 

New York Comptroller and advocates criticize over-policing.

“Another incident that raises serious questions about the increased police presence in our subways,” New York City Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer tweeted. “This kind of enforcement doesn’t make anyone safer.”

Governor Cuomo seems to have little support for increase in police form as the New York Times notes. Police Commissioner James O’Neil (who resigned a week ago) said overall crime is down and the subway is safe, despite Cuomo’s assertions otherwise. 

AOC has also voiced her opinions on community justice and the subway system.

Transit advocates say the cost is too high and as the MTA’s financial crisis looms, service cuts and major layoffs are being considered. The 20 percent increase in officers would cost taxpayers $663 million over a decade. Some wonder if that money would be better spent bailing out the MTA and repairing the poorly functioning subway.

According to the New York Times, “Transit groups have urged Mr. Cuomo to cancel the plans for new officers, who would work for the transit agency rather than the city’s police department, as the current force does. The governor, they say, should instead focus resources on modernizing the subway, which still relies on signal equipment that was introduced before World War II.”

Protests spawn following allegations of subway police using excessive force.

Others felt that adding more police to the subway would lead to more policing of people of color and criminalizing of the poor who must pay $6.50 to commute to work every day in a city with a $15 minimum wage and where the average one-bedroom apartment cost $2964 to rent per month.

Those fears appeared to be a self-fulfilling prophecy when a video of a cop tackling a 19-year-old unarmed teen, Adrian Napier, for evading a $2.75 surfaced. A few days later another officer was caught punching two teenagers in the face, one of which is suing

“There is no excuse for the excessive use of force and hyperaggressive policing we saw in these two incidents,” Jumaane Williams, the city’s public advocate, said at a news conference at City Hall.

To protest the subway police, 1,000 demonstrators marched through the subway and “hopped” the turnstiles, evading the fares together in solidarity. 

“We needed to react quickly because what we’re seeing is this additional 500 cops that Cuomo has authorized are waging a war on poor people of color,” Amin Husain, an organizer with Decolonize This Place, told Gothamist

“If the city isn’t going to listen to the people, then the people are going to assert their legitimacy. I don’t think anyone disagrees: there should be less cops and better service for the MTA.”