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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:11 AM

'Shut That N--ger Baby Up': Air Passenger Charged for Slapping Child


FEBRUARY 15--After demanding that the mother of a crying toddler “shut that nigger baby up,” a male passenger allegedly slapped the 19-month-old across the face as a flight prepared to land in Atlanta last Friday evening, The Smoking Gun has learned.

The shocking February 8 incident aboard Delta Airlines Flight 721 resulted in Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, being charged with simple assault, according to a U.S. District Court affidavit. Hundley, seen at right, is president of an aircraft parts manufacturer headquartered in Hayden, Idah
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As detailed by FBI Agent Daron Cheney, Hundley was traveling to Atlanta from Minneapolis in seat 28A on the MD-90 twin-engine jet. He was seated next to Jessica Bennett, who shared seat 28B with her son Jonah.

Bennett, 33, told investigators that the “aircraft was in final descent” to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when her child “started to cry due to the altitude change.” Bennett added that she “was trying to get to stop crying, but he continued.”

At this point, Bennett recalled, Hundley used the racial epithet as he told her to shut the child up. He then allegedly “turned around and slapped” the toddler in the face “with an open hand, which caused the juvenile victim to scream even louder.” The slap, Bennett said, “caused a scratch below right eye.”

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he “heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft” and got up to investigate. “According to Mr. Wooten,” Cheney noted, “he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike” the toddler.

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http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/baby-slapped-on-plane-571923

If I was on the plane when that happened, I would be under the jail right now..

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Reply 'Shut That N--ger Baby Up': Air Passenger Charged for Slapping Child (Original post)
ariesgem Feb 2013 OP
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #1
LAGC Feb 2013 #2
gateley Feb 2013 #3
helveticas Feb 2013 #13
Walk away Feb 2013 #29
BanzaiBonnie Feb 2013 #20
babylonsister Feb 2013 #4
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #5
pacalo Feb 2013 #11
Firebrand Gary Feb 2013 #6
aquart Feb 2013 #9
jollyreaper2112 Feb 2013 #23
Bonobo Feb 2013 #7
LAGC Feb 2013 #10
loudsue Feb 2013 #18
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2013 #24
Number23 Feb 2013 #31
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2013 #43
magical thyme Feb 2013 #34
tavalon Feb 2013 #8
cali Feb 2013 #12
CanonRay Feb 2013 #27
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #14
Ter Feb 2013 #40
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #42
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #15
MissNostalgia Feb 2013 #16
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #17
loudsue Feb 2013 #19
Berlum Feb 2013 #21
BanzaiBonnie Feb 2013 #22
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #25
magical thyme Feb 2013 #35
uponit7771 Feb 2013 #26
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #28
Walk away Feb 2013 #30
Number23 Feb 2013 #32
DearHeart Feb 2013 #33
ohheckyeah Feb 2013 #36
Brigid Feb 2013 #37
Algebra Palin Feb 2013 #38
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #39
Kennah Feb 2013 #41

Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:14 AM

1. Oh Jesus. n/t

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:18 AM

2. Oh gawd.

He had to be from Hayden, Idaho. Home of the late Aryan Nations...

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Response to LAGC (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:22 AM

3. Yeah, I saw the Hayden, ID and thought -- dude, you're letting your sheets show.

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Response to gateley (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:01 AM

13. Another old white man

 

who thinks he's the only impotyant passenger.

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Response to helveticas (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:07 PM

29. More like another Klan member who thinks abusing black children...

is his god given right. This guy is from KKK central!

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Response to gateley (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:29 AM

20. Yes, you I can see his beady eyes

peeking out from a clown KKK costume.

And I may have been assaulting his ass too. I likely would have knocked him to the ground and been sitting on him.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:35 AM

4. Good. Go viral. nt

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:39 AM

5. OMG, when I first heard about this, I thought it was someone slapping their own child.

This dude starts in with the racist remarks and then slapped someone else's kid? Oh, hell no.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:41 AM

11. So did I! What a hateful jerk.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:11 AM

6. Omg, wtf is wrong with these people?

Let's hope this qualifies as a hate crime.

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:30 AM

9. First he gets a physical w/ lots of tests.

He's 60, which is kinda young for it, but if he has no history of this violent public display, then all my questions become medical.

Because I've met all sorts but nobody hits someone else's child.

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Response to aquart (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:59 AM

23. agreed

It's like with the drunk driver who slammed into the pickup and killed the guy's kids. Now maybe he was reeking of alcohol and it was obvious what happened. Maybe you couldn't tell from the smell and he had a medical emergency. Sure, the hospital did a blood test on his remains later but there's no way for the dad to have known the story before shooting him. While I can certainly sympathize with his anger, this is the sort of situation where clear heads are required.

Consider the situation of the guy whose wife just told him the neighbor molested their daughter. He breaks into the guy's house and stabs him to death, leaves the body for the guy's mother to find. Only guess what? His wife made the whole thing up because she wanted attention or something. Sorry, honey! You killed an innocent man and are going to prison! Tee-hee, it's just one of those kooky things you see in sitcoms! Sadly, true story.

It'll be interesting to see if the guy does have a brain tumor or something.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:36 AM

10. Good to see the North Idaho community standing up to this crap.

Thanks to a few outspoken racists who still inhabit the area, Idaho's reputation has been seriously harmed.

It's going to take some time to repair the state's image, but moves like this are steps in the right direction.

We need to make these racist fuckers feel unwelcome everywhere -- no sanctuary!

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:11 AM

18. Military Industrial Complex contractor.

They definitely need to fire this dude. He's sucking up MY tax dollars! Government contractors executives performing criminally racist acts? Assault on a child? The government needs to come down really hard on this dude and his company.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:12 AM

24. "... investigating ... one of our business executives ..."

My expectations are low.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:16 PM

31. Well, it does say that he has been suspended pending further investigation

So that's a good start.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:47 AM

43. And I was wrong. He got fired.

I...am...astounded.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:27 PM

34. the authorities are investigating; the disgusting creep is suspended from his job:

pending the outcome of the investigation.

They wasted no time suspending him and putting their statement out. "The allegations are disturbing and are contradictory to our values."

They can't outright fire him based on allegations without putting themselves at legal risk.

Good thing I wasn't there or I'd probably be under arrest for assaulting him.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:28 AM

8. Disgusting man

Cute baby

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:44 AM

12. Simple assault? that's all they charged him with?

What about child abuse?

this is just so horrendous.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:26 AM

27. I agree, seems like a pretty light charge for slapping a little kid

let alone the racial overtones.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:01 AM

14. Safe bet who he voted for.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:37 PM

40. Definately not Obama, but probably not Romney if he is Aryan Nations

 

They mostly go with the Constitution Party, who happened to run Virgil Goode. Then there are the kind that don't even go CP. They either stay home or vote straight up Nazi.

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Response to Ter (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:06 PM

42. A LOT of those people voted for Romney in their panic.....

It's like the purists who voted for Nader before who bit the bullet and voted for Kerry even though they couldn't STAND him.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:02 AM

15. That man is lucky he made it off that plane with all the teeth he boarded with.

What a shithead.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:24 AM

16. This monster will become Fox's new star

I already saw on twitter someone supporting this Hundley scum. I can imagine Fox News having this guy on as a victim in the coming weeks like that of George Zimmerman.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:02 AM

17. What a hateful asshole!

I cannot believe someone could possibly do such a thing! He needs to be beaten with a large wooden stick and severely. Poor kid!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:13 AM

19. If he was on company business this woman could sue the shit out of his company.

That poor kid wouldn't ever need to want for money!

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:31 AM

21. "Republican Family Values." As usual.

Cesspool style.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:39 AM

22. I sent an email to his company

with some suggestions.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:14 AM

25. Good. I'm doing the same.

If he would have done that to my child or ANY child in my presence, he would need an EMT upon landing.

Seriously.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:32 PM

35. the company put out a strong statement yesterday

He's suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. It doesn't look like they'll give him any protection or cover.

And I'd be right there with you and OGR facing my own assault charges for belting the crap out of him.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:28 AM

26. ***The slap, Bennett said, “caused a scratch below right eye.”*** That's child abuse PERIOD

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:35 AM

28. Ugly hateful man! nt

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:13 PM

30. Does this company have government contracts? Was he on business?

Should we be doing business with these people?

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:17 PM

32. "If I was on the plane when that happened, I would be under the jail right now"

My sentiments exactly...

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:18 PM

33. Unfreakinbelievable!

Just who the hell does this SOB think he is? If I were the mother, I would've at least slapped him right back, if not worse. NO ONE would ever do this to my child without getting it right back!

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:43 PM

36. Sounds like he has an anger management problem and probably a drinking problem as well:

According to Virginia state court records, Hundley was arrested in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend. Initially charged with simple assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and public intoxication, Hundley subsequently pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault rap. Hundley told TSG that the weapon he allegedly brandished was a wine corkscrew.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:45 PM

37. I wonder what would have happened if . . .

The child's dad had been on the plane?

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:00 PM

38. the mother is a saint.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:00 PM

39. What the fuck is wrong with that guy?

Wow, just wow.

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Response to ariesgem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:55 AM

41. Respect elders and don't beat the shit outta old people

This incident is the exception that proves the rule. I woulda slapped Mr. Hundley and told him, "Shut your dumb-assed racist mouth."

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