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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:39 PM

Man slaps crying baby, utters racial slur on Delta flight





(CNN) — An Idaho man has been charged with assaulting a minor after he allegedly uttered a racial slur and slapped a 2-year-old boy who cried on a Delta plane as it began the final descent into Atlanta, court papers show.

Reached by phone Friday, Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, declined to comment to CNN and referred inquiries to his attorney. The attorney couldn’t be immediately reached for comment Friday.

Delta Air Lines is cooperating with the federal investigation into the altercation between two passengers, spokesman Paul Skrbec said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused for the passengers onboard,” he said.

The boy’s mother, Jessica Bennett, 33, of Minnesota told the FBI that she and her son were seated in row 28, seat B, on February 8 on Delta Flight 721 that originated in Minneapolis, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta this week. ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://kdvr.com/2013/02/16/man-slaps-crying-baby-utters-racial-slur-on-delta-flight/



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marmar Feb 2013 OP
Deep13 Feb 2013 #1
mn9driver Feb 2013 #2
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #3
Deep13 Feb 2013 #5
OceanEcosystem Feb 2013 #4

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:51 PM

1. Too bad the aircraft doors can't open in flight. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:52 PM

2. Other passengers also said he had been drinking quite a bit on the flight

...which he denies. Fortunately Delta has a cashless cabin service, so their credit card records will clear that right up.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:01 PM

3. Ahem

Delta Air Lines is cooperating with the federal investigation into the altercation between two passengers, spokesman Paul Skrbec said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused for the passengers onboard,” he said.


How is it an altercation when a 60 year old calling himself grown-assed racist asshole drunk hauling off and physically abusing a small child. Hate crime and assault - that two year old was notin an altercation with anyone.

Already it's being portrayed as a fair fight. Next thing I'll read the two year old was wearing a hoodie and toting a gun so he has it coming. I'm beginning to hate my country.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:40 PM

5. Good point.

"battery," or "assault," and yeah the racist language makes it a hate crime in many states too.

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