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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:11 PM

Man charged with slapping toddler now out of a job

Source: AP

A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.

Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, of Hayden, Idaho, is no longer an employee of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, Daniel Keeney of DPK Public Relations confirmed Sunday night.

Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC, issued a statement early Sunday that, while not referring to Hundley by name, called reports of behavior by one of its executives on recent personal travel "offensive and disturbing" and said he "is no longer employed with the company." Keeney would not say whether Hundley was fired or resigned. Hundley was president of AGC's Unitech Composites and Structures unit.

Hundley was charged last week in federal court in Atlanta with simple assault for allegedly slapping the 2-year-old boy during the Feb. 8 flight. His attorney, Marcia Shein, of Decatur, Ga., said Saturday that Hundley will plead not guilty. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/man-charged-slapping-toddler-now-job-025640670.html

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Reply Man charged with slapping toddler now out of a job (Original post)
Zorro Feb 2013 OP
virgogal Feb 2013 #1
Divernan Feb 2013 #2
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #15
uponit7771 Feb 2013 #18
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #4
greiner3 Feb 2013 #8
jambo101 Feb 2013 #5
Nay Feb 2013 #16
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #6
Kolesar Feb 2013 #7
marshall Feb 2013 #9
maddiemom Feb 2013 #10
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #11
marshall Feb 2013 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2013 #21
magical thyme Feb 2013 #13
sfwriter Feb 2013 #19
davidthegnome Feb 2013 #14
Burma Jones Feb 2013 #17
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 #20

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:16 PM

1. Some good news to close out the week-end.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:24 PM

2. This should be prosecuted as a hate crime.

And I suggest legislation that anyone convicted of a hate crime be barred from purchasing or possessing firearms.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:38 PM

3. Might wanna throw in barring the consumption of alcohol after a conviction as well.

Might go a long way to reducing a chance of a repeat like this guy had.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:13 AM

15. That's what I thought, too.

If he had been traveling on COMPANY business, the company could have been sued, and they know it.
Glad they got rid of a future liability.
Wonder if this was just the final straw of drinking related problems...

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:30 AM

18. +1

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:45 AM

4. That's a cushy job to lose

How does one plead not guilty with ALL those witnesses.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:18 AM

8. If fo some reason;

He is found not guilty in court, he'll sue to get his job back; and win.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:09 AM

5. Great news..

The guy looks like the quintessential angry old white guy whose been used to people jumping at his command for way too long.Slapping an 18 month old for crying carries a very large negative karma account.

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:31 AM

16. Indeed. His karma is effin' SHOT. He'll be returning as...a cockroach.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:29 AM

6. sounds like they were waiting for an excuse.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:34 AM

7. Idaho--he was an aerospace/weapons industry boy of privilege

AGC probably was a supplier to Raytheon. TS, Hundley

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:07 AM

9. Maybe Alec Baldwin can hire him

Haters stick together.

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Response to marshall (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:23 AM

10. You mean Stephen Baldwin.

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Response to marshall (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:29 AM

11. Alec Baldwin isn't a racist

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:51 AM

12. He had a very recent run in with a reporter of color

http://gawker.com/5984984/photographer-says-alec-baldwin-called-him-coon-and-crackhead

A very stressful encounter on both sides, similar to Mel Gibson's incident.

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Response to marshall (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:05 PM

21. A run in with the New York Post? Please.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:00 AM

13. good riddance

His behavior caught up with him. Multiple witnesses to the rude comments that he denies. Multiple witnesses to the slapping that he denies. Multiple witnesses to the drinking that he denies.

The corporation wasted little time suspending him pending the investigation, and is well rid of him. He had a history of a drunken violence arrest that he got out of. Not this time.

Lawyers *always* have you plead not guilty, to leave room for a plea bargain.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:57 PM

19. Defense money connection... I'm betting they don't want the gravy boat overturned.

Just a little 2+2 here... This a-hole's company got $4 million in defense money from Republican pork in 2010 thanks to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) - Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID).

FBI: Man slapped crying 'n****r baby' sitting next to him on a plane
http://now.msn.com/joe-rickey-hundley-allegedly-used-a-racial-slur-and-slapped-a-toddler-during-a-flight

N. Idaho exec charged with slapping child on plane
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/15/n-idaho-exec-charged-slapping-child-plane/

Idaho aerospace alliance takes off: Alliance aims to secure share of hot industry
http://www.relocatetoidaho.org/news-events/idaho-aerospace-alliance/

Unitech Composites and Structures Inc. - Earmarks Received
http://www.legistorm.com/earmarks/details/organization/4171/Unitech_Composites_and_Structures_Inc_/page/1/sort/bill/type/asc/year/all.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:11 AM

14. He could still have a future in politics.

Or maybe talk radio.

What a monster.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:11 AM

17. Ol' Joe Ricky is about to get his ass sued

Good thing this guy seems to have had a well paying job.....He should be impoverished if only for our amusement.

What a Moran......

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:02 PM

20. He should get many years in jail

 

10 or so. Idiotic coward.

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