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Cracker Barrel Beating May Be Hate Crime(White Man beats Black Female Soldier in front of Her Child)
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:00 AM by RamboLiberal
Source: WSBTV

MORROW, Ga. -- The FBI is investigating the beating of an African-American woman by a white man at a Cracker Barrel restaurant as a possible hate crime.

Morrow police said they arrested Troy Dale West, of Poulan, Ga. after he attacked Tasha Hill after she asked him to "be careful" at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.


"The man slung open the door pretty hard and fast and I had to push my daughter out of the way. I turned to the man and I just said, 'Excuse me sir, you need to watch yourself you almost hit my daughter in the face.' And from there it just went downhill," said Hill.

At that point, West became enraged and began to beat the victim in front of her 7-year-old daughter, according to police. Hill said she told West she was an Army servicemember and she did not want any trouble.

West threw her to the ground and hit her in the head with his fists and feet, police said. During the exchange, witnesses said West could be heard screaming racial slurs at the victim.

Morrow police arrested Troy Dale West(47) of Poulan after reviewing a video surveillance tape and talking to customers. He was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and cruelty to children.

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Hope this "cracker" ends up in prison for a very long time. What a racist cretin! Bet this story doesn't appear on Drudge.

On edit a bit more:

West told police he became upset because Hill spit on him after accusing him of trying to hit her daughter, according to the police report. But several witnesses said they never saw the 35-year-old Army reservist spit on West.

The entire incident was caught on the restaurant's video surveillance system, but Cracker Barrel officials and police declined to release the video Tuesday because it's part of an ongoing investigation.

MORROW, Ga. -- Witnesses to a beating at a Morrow Cracker Barrel are talking to CBS Atlanta about what they call a shocking hate crime.

Ginger Ellis loves her three grandchildren. She was especially taken by the 7-year-old girl in the tutu, skipping into the Cracker Barrel in Mororw with her mother last Wednesday.

I smiled at her and said hey baby, said Ellis.

But just seconds later Ellis watched as 7-year-old Shiyenn Hills mother Tawshawnea Hill was beaten by 6'2" 250 lb. Troy Dale West. Police said the beating happened right in front of Shiyenn.


The employee said Hill told West, Please dont do this, Im in the military, to which West responded I dont give a f***you black n***** b****and then started punching her." The employee said "I saw the foot motion of him kicking her. As he was punching her, he called her a black n***** b**** twice."

Ginger Ellis says she is convinced the attack was racially motivated because he used the N word and the way he kept kicking her and he kept hitting her. You could see the evilness on his face.
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  - He'll wind up on Fuck Nuze, maybe even with his own show. This is the typical repuke.  T Wolf   Sep-16-09 10:53 AM   #1 
  - congratulations  SCantiGOP   Sep-16-09 01:57 PM   #97 
  - Oh man, do I second that hope of yours.  tosh   Sep-16-09 02:20 PM   #111 
  - I hear ya, friend.  StreetKnowledge   Sep-16-09 02:30 PM   #118 
  - Welcome to Gladiator School!  NBachers   Sep-17-09 12:17 AM   #228 
  - Give him a job driving a school bus  marshall   Sep-16-09 02:33 PM   #119 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-16-09 03:44 PM   #148 
  - now really, calling him a typical repuke is a little much.  crazyjoe   Sep-16-09 02:50 PM   #126 
  - Fuck Nuze won't even mention this happening.  Faygo Kid   Sep-16-09 05:39 PM   #178 
     - Wanna bet?  Wednesdays   Sep-17-09 12:07 AM   #227 
        - ...please tell me you made that news crawl up...  Ken Burch   Sep-17-09 05:06 AM   #234 
        - Wow!  Tinksrival   Sep-17-09 11:15 AM   #248 
        - That's very clever and well done. But actually, I was right.  Faygo Kid   Sep-17-09 05:28 PM   #262 
  - He needs to be planted under the jail. You just  asjr   Sep-16-09 10:57 AM   #2 
  - I wonder...  Steerpike   Sep-16-09 10:58 AM   #3 
  - Can he go to prison for this crime?  vduhr   Sep-16-09 10:58 AM   #4 
  - Too bad he can't meet some of her fellow soldiers  RamboLiberal   Sep-16-09 11:02 AM   #6 
  - Sounds like a good idea. I had a similar thought.  JimWis   Sep-16-09 11:14 AM   #12 
  - Oh just wait till the prison fellas get a hold of this one.  tblue   Sep-16-09 09:02 PM   #207 
  - Time for a "blanket party".  dgibby   Sep-16-09 10:03 PM   #219 
  - Yes, it's felonious assault. nt  Deep13   Sep-16-09 01:17 PM   #64 
  - What percentage of physical assaults do you think result in prison terms?  imdjh   Sep-16-09 01:25 PM   #74 
  - He looks like the archetypical mean SOB.  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 11:01 AM   #5 
  - Is that what 47 is supposed to look like?  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:11 AM   #9 
  - Well, it's what 47 looks like...  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 11:15 AM   #14 
     - "The Fail is strong in that one"? LOL!  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:22 AM   #19 
     - I agree with your assessment  Plucketeer   Sep-16-09 03:45 PM   #151 
  - Statements like yours are always particularly ironic in threads like this one. nt.  Hosnon   Sep-16-09 01:26 PM   #76 
  - I'm afraid I don't take your meaning...  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 01:56 PM   #95 
     - He attacks the woman because of her apperance (black).  ieoeja   Sep-16-09 02:15 PM   #107 
        - I see. However, I did not judge him on his racial characteristics,  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 02:28 PM   #116 
           - He looks a lot like me (plus we're the same age).  ieoeja   Sep-16-09 03:45 PM   #150 
           - I'm not afraid of such people. I just choose to avoid contact  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 03:57 PM   #154 
           - He looks a lot like me (plus we're the same age).  AlbertCat   Sep-16-09 05:19 PM   #172 
           - Oh man, you've got to be kidding.  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-16-09 04:28 PM   #164 
           - lol -- you can tell a criminal by their "grooming characteristics" and facial expressions?  fishwax   Sep-16-09 10:11 PM   #220 
  - Hey, that's the ClusterFox demographic  Best_man23   Sep-16-09 08:47 PM   #201 
  - Do you have to check your guns at Cracker Barrel . .. ??? Good thing!!  defendandprotect   Sep-16-09 08:56 PM   #204 
  - Actually  pipoman   Sep-16-09 10:46 PM   #223 
  - I used to sell cash registers  wilt the stilt   Sep-16-09 11:06 AM   #7 
  - The 'burbs have spread out a lot.  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:31 AM   #22 
     - African-Americans  Golden Raisin   Sep-16-09 01:51 PM   #89 
        - Yeah, some are coming totally unglued over it. n/t  morillon   Sep-16-09 01:56 PM   #96 
  - Maybe, in jail, he'll get another turn in the "Barrel"  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 11:10 AM   #8 
  - Ms. Ellis is a white woman with bi-racial grandchildren. I am a white  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 11:13 AM   #10 
  - I am white. It's my duty as a human to not tolerate racism,  msanthrope   Sep-16-09 11:33 AM   #23 
  - I am so with you on that. n/t  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:35 AM   #26 
  - "Oh, the Black person just left the room, let's tell jokes"  AlbertCat   Sep-16-09 05:25 PM   #173 
     - You'll please forgive me for laughing about  NBachers   Sep-17-09 12:24 AM   #229 
  - About the only thing I can agree with in this thread, other than the wrongness of this violence.  imdjh   Sep-16-09 01:22 PM   #72 
  - Really?!  chervilant   Sep-16-09 05:41 PM   #180 
  - Certainly, it was a racist attack . . . but economy can still count . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-16-09 09:03 PM   #208 
  - I have been saying that for so long..  butterfly77   Sep-16-09 02:16 PM   #109 
  - Every Cracker Deserves A Barrel  jberryhill   Sep-16-09 11:13 AM   #11 
  - Of course...  Rebubula   Sep-16-09 11:15 AM   #13 
  - Hopefully this will be the event that will turn the decent people......................  pattmarty   Sep-16-09 11:15 AM   #15 
  - It's a way of life for some people...  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 11:20 AM   #16 
     - I know the type, I was venting. I lived in Chgo area for 50+ yrs and............  pattmarty   Sep-16-09 11:45 AM   #31 
  - One wonders if this behavior is just typical craven racism -OR-  LeftinOH   Sep-16-09 11:22 AM   #17 
  - You may be onto something  get the red out   Sep-16-09 12:46 PM   #48 
  - I think an awful lot of people are seriously wound up right now.  morillon   Sep-16-09 01:52 PM   #91 
     - Me neither  get the red out   Sep-16-09 02:09 PM   #106 
        - You are so right  KyleA   Sep-16-09 03:16 PM   #135 
           - And you are right too  JamesJ   Sep-16-09 03:45 PM   #149 
           - Exactly!  get the red out   Sep-16-09 07:17 PM   #194 
  - These ass wipes have been given  xxqqqzme   Sep-16-09 12:52 PM   #51 
  - I knew it was coming...and now with the video of the young black boys beating up the white kid on  AuntPatsy   Sep-16-09 01:20 PM   #69 
  - I was wondering myself..but was there no one around or anything?  Lilyeye   Sep-16-09 03:06 PM   #132 
  - I'm wondering that too  Geek_Girl   Sep-16-09 06:10 PM   #187 
  - "may be" a hate crime????  wordpix   Sep-16-09 11:22 AM   #18 
  - Textbook, IMO.  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:23 AM   #20 
  - Really. Why isn't that one of the charges? This needs to be called out for what it really is. nt  nc4bo   Sep-16-09 12:07 PM   #40 
  - No, no, it's not a hate crime.  trusty elf   Sep-17-09 01:06 AM   #230 
  - human garbage - a term that so often is neglected is certainly fitting here  tomm2thumbs   Sep-16-09 11:25 AM   #21 
  - Terrible. Surely this won't make Drudge, Malkin, El Drug-bo  FlaDem83   Sep-16-09 11:34 AM   #24 
  - Just heard Ed Schultz play Druggie Limbaugh talking  RamboLiberal   Sep-16-09 11:43 AM   #29 
  - Racist Dobbs was showing the white kid being beaten video...  Spazito   Sep-16-09 02:23 PM   #115 
  - Every single time a crime is reported, some idiots makes the "Obama America" comment  Lilyeye   Sep-16-09 02:56 PM   #127 
     - THIS is the America the GOP has been working for . . . including race riot --!!  defendandprotect   Sep-16-09 09:10 PM   #211 
  - Are you kidding?  MajorChode   Sep-16-09 02:15 PM   #108 
  - I always wonder why no one intervened in these kinds of things  ProgressiveProfessor   Sep-16-09 11:35 AM   #25 
  - Even the women standing there could've done something.  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:41 AM   #27 
  - There were lots of options but we as a society have become reluctant to do the right thing  ProgressiveProfessor   Sep-16-09 11:49 AM   #33 
  - Wish someone had picked up one of those Cracker Barrel Rockers  RamboLiberal   Sep-16-09 12:12 PM   #42 
  - IME, most people just stand around and watch a fight.  raccoon   Sep-16-09 01:34 PM   #80 
  - You always had to be concerned that someone had a knife . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-16-09 09:13 PM   #213 
  - I wouldn't care. I had an incident recently being with someone who didn't want to intervene...  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-09 10:18 AM   #245 
     - I cited the reasons because I am familiar .. .  defendandprotect   Sep-17-09 01:23 PM   #252 
  - I just posted that below... I guess calling 911 is the extent of assistance nowadays. n/t  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-09 10:12 AM   #242 
  - And no one tried to stop the assault?  and-justice-for-all   Sep-16-09 11:42 AM   #28 
  - I think people often freeze in those situations.  morillon   Sep-16-09 11:44 AM   #30 
  - "Witnesses"  Czar One   Sep-16-09 03:42 PM   #145 
  - Too bad you weren't there, tuff guy  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-16-09 04:25 PM   #162 
     - You know what? I'm a petite woman in my late 40s, and I would have come to her aid.  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-09 10:22 AM   #247 
  - I know, how pathetic  chatnoir   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #221 
  - Mullet hicks are on the march  Kingofalldems   Sep-16-09 11:46 AM   #32 
  - Mullet hicks are on the march  AlbertCat   Sep-16-09 05:33 PM   #177 
  - Isn't it telling how these "real men" like to beat up on women?  madmom   Sep-16-09 11:56 AM   #34 
  - And nobody stepped in on this?  MadHound   Sep-16-09 12:01 PM   #35 
  - Well, it is CRACKER barrel  izquierdista   Sep-16-09 01:14 PM   #61 
  - I wonder if it was over before anyone understood what was up.  Deep13   Sep-16-09 01:19 PM   #66 
  - I was wondering the same thing as I read that. I didn't see any mention of anyone trying to stop it  Regret My New Name   Sep-16-09 01:19 PM   #67 
  - Consider the location.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 01:19 PM   #68 
  - All these posts are pissing me off  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-16-09 02:00 PM   #100 
  - Well, I wasn't specifically stating that the Grandma should do this,  MadHound   Sep-16-09 03:25 PM   #139 
  - This is a common phenomenon that is not related to any time or place  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-16-09 03:36 PM   #142 
     - Considering that we have witnesses to what the man was saying as he put on the beat down  MadHound   Sep-16-09 03:56 PM   #153 
        - Good for you - seriously  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-16-09 04:22 PM   #161 
  - LOL  deaniac21   Sep-16-09 04:39 PM   #168 
  - And get arrested? (nt)  ieoeja   Sep-16-09 02:19 PM   #110 
     - I doubt that somebody who stepped in to protect this woman would have gotten arrested  MadHound   Sep-16-09 03:27 PM   #140 
        - Generally defense is only permited for yourself, your family and your property.  ieoeja   Sep-17-09 12:40 PM   #249 
  - The lack of local action on this sort of thing is precisely the reason for federal hate crimes law.  Romulox   Sep-16-09 12:03 PM   #36 
  - Sweet baby Jesus, what the bloody fuck is going on?!!! Isn't this a hate crime?  nc4bo   Sep-16-09 12:06 PM   #37 
  - I think he'll do time for the state crime as well as the federal.  morillon   Sep-16-09 12:24 PM   #44 
     - I hope so. Very ugly situation here. nt  nc4bo   Sep-16-09 12:45 PM   #47 
  - True White Trash  jeffbr   Sep-16-09 12:06 PM   #38 
  - White guy beats black lady, black kids beat white kid on the bus.  proteus_lives   Sep-16-09 12:07 PM   #39 
  - And both races have lots and lots of guns, bullets and hate to go around.  nc4bo   Sep-16-09 12:09 PM   #41 
  - They're saying the bus incident wasn't racially motivated  Tempest   Sep-16-09 12:53 PM   #52 
     - Well the reaction to it is.  Lilyeye   Sep-16-09 02:45 PM   #124 
  - don't the feds enter into this, since she is an Army reservist?  SemperEadem   Sep-16-09 12:23 PM   #43 
  - I don't think it is.  bigworld   Sep-16-09 12:48 PM   #49 
  - Beyond having a temper  euphoria12leo   Sep-16-09 01:58 PM   #98 
  - Did say the FBI is investigating as a hate crime  RamboLiberal   Sep-16-09 12:51 PM   #50 
  - Only active duty full time personnel.  npk   Sep-16-09 06:47 PM   #192 
  - He looks like he should have been at a teabagging  get the red out   Sep-16-09 12:39 PM   #45 
  - Srsly!  morillon   Sep-16-09 01:07 PM   #55 
  - He's an extension of the Teabagger movement. Ignorant, nasty racists.  oasis   Sep-16-09 04:12 PM   #160 
  - so they have crackers at Cracker Barrell?  kwassa   Sep-16-09 12:45 PM   #46 
  - I'm sure this will be the LEAD story on FOX today.  HopeHoops   Sep-16-09 12:57 PM   #53 
  - Nice to know that he's out on bail, walking around like a peacock for what he did..  nc4bo   Sep-16-09 01:39 PM   #84 
  - Federal Crime if she was on duty  bora13   Sep-16-09 01:01 PM   #54 
  - It's ok. I'm certain this has nothing to do with race. We should wait for all the facts to come in.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 01:09 PM   #56 
  - Not race at all!!!  get the red out   Sep-16-09 01:16 PM   #62 
  - Exactly! Yelling "n****r!" during a violent crime is race nuetral. nt  Deep13   Sep-16-09 01:27 PM   #77 
     - Hush. I'm fondly remembering DUers saying Kramer (Seinfeld) wasn't racist.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 01:33 PM   #78 
     - And yelling b**** is gender neutral. Sounds like he has more  tsuki   Sep-16-09 01:35 PM   #81 
  - Had I been standing there...  derby378   Sep-16-09 01:10 PM   #57 
  - Right on to that, he would be a BLOODY MESS after I got though with him..nt  StopTheNeoCons   Sep-16-09 04:42 PM   #169 
  - Limbaugh and the Legion of Liars will spin him into a Real American Hero (tm)  paparush   Sep-16-09 01:10 PM   #58 
  - New hero of the teabaggers?  Clintonista2   Sep-16-09 01:11 PM   #59 
  - new spokesman for Cracker Barrel?  Enrique   Sep-16-09 01:18 PM   #65 
  - And Roosh Limbdick will say... "Obama made him do it. It's Obama's fault." Yep... wait for it.  DrZeeLit   Sep-16-09 01:12 PM   #60 
  - Good lord, some of these rednecks are losing control. nt  Catherine Vincent   Sep-16-09 01:17 PM   #63 
  - fucking coward  guitar man   Sep-16-09 01:21 PM   #70 
  - There's nothing wrong with this guy that a .45 round  man4allcats   Sep-16-09 01:22 PM   #71 
  - Works for me.  backscatter712   Sep-16-09 01:52 PM   #90 
  - Fuck that. .45 ammo is too damn expensive!  nookiemonster   Sep-16-09 09:51 PM   #218 
  - Nope. Racism isn't an issue in this country. Nope.  AngryOldDem   Sep-16-09 01:23 PM   #73 
  - He posted his telephone # asking for interviews!  Deep13   Sep-16-09 01:26 PM   #75 
  - Related story: Water may be wet.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-16-09 01:34 PM   #79 
  - but, But, BUT "my son would never hurt a mother"  MagickMuffin   Sep-16-09 01:35 PM   #82 
  - My God --  Mad_Dem_X   Sep-16-09 01:38 PM   #83 
  - He will look gooood with a shaved head. Off to jail with you!  peace13   Sep-16-09 01:41 PM   #85 
  - Crackle Barrel Restaurants  femrap   Sep-16-09 01:45 PM   #86 
  - Isn't Cracker Barrel  chervilant   Sep-16-09 02:08 PM   #105 
  - I wouldn't doubt it.  femrap   Sep-16-09 09:07 PM   #209 
  - Cracker Barrel has paid out millions over discrimination charges  MineralMan   Sep-16-09 02:21 PM   #112 
  - Everyone should be aware of this --  defendandprotect   Sep-17-09 01:45 PM   #256 
  - Right . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-16-09 09:22 PM   #215 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-16-09 09:38 PM   #217 
  - Welcome to Georgia...  DirtyDawg   Sep-16-09 01:48 PM   #87 
  - there has to be another explanation besides racism...t