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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:53 PM
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Somehow I don't think this will make Drudge's front page complete with siren
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:10 PM by CatWoman
Army reservist beaten in front of child


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



A man beat an Army reservist in front of a Morrow Cracker Barrel, yelling racial slurs at her as he kicked her in the head, Morrow police said. The assault happened in front of the womans 7-year old daughter, who stood there, crying, witnesses told police.

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

The woman and her daughter were leaving the South Lake Plaza Drive restaurant last Wednesday about 7:30 p.m. as West was heading inside, Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department said.

The restaurant doorway nearly struck the womans daughter, prompting her to tell West, Sir, you almost hit my daughter with the door, could you please be careful, Callaway said.

West responded, telling the woman that she needed to watch her daughter and then began yelling racial slurs at her and kicking and punching her in the head, Callaway said.

Witnesses told police the woman kept telling West that she was an Army officer.

http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/army-reservist-beaten-i...
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:55 PM
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1. White racist, woman beating, child endanger POS...
...bet he voted for McSame - Palin and is a teabagger.

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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:56 PM
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2. They can't decide if it's a hate crime...he just beat her and used
racial slurs while doing so...hmmm, I think I can come to a conclusion without a shadow of a doubt.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:49 PM
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20. Of course they *can*. It's just that white folks HATE calling other white folks racist...
more than just about anything else in the world.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:15 PM
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32. not this white guy
I hate root canals, celery, beer, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, Cal Thomas, mowing the lawn, and Reaganomics. I'd be really surprised if "calling other white folks racist" was even in the top ten of things I hate. Even doing it wholesale.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:16 PM
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33. :)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:20 PM
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34. Yeah but usually hate crimes are run under the FEDS so they
are crossing T and dotting I. This will end up with some charges by the state and the hate crime will make it a harder punishment. But they do need DOJ to OFFICIALLY say such.
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:57 PM
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3. The article doesn't mention that any real men pulled the screwy f*ck off this poor woman
did they wait til the cops arrive and enjoy the freak beating up on this woman.

I surely hope not but the article doesn't say anything. I know plenty of men who would not have stood by and let that racist jerk continue to hit that woman more than once.




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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:01 PM
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4. He looks like a pretty big guy............
....so I woulda smashed him in the back of the head with a brick or some other solid object. Yes - I fight dirty.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:32 PM
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14. no such thing
as Bruce Lee once said, there is no fighting dirty; you do whatever you have to do to stop the fight as soon as possible.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:07 AM
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41. Good approach!
I used to teach self-defence to college girls and one of the things I tried to get through to them was that there are no rules. There's just walking away or not walking away and that is all.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:05 PM
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7. I read another article and it said that...
...no patrons came to her aid, but restaurant employees did.

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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 PM
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8. at least there were some people with sense there, thanks for posting
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:10 PM
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9. UR welcome...no prob...
...too bad for the daughter, too. Sounds like she was really upset by what happened to her mother.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:49 PM
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21. Ah - good to know.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:14 PM
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10. Real men? Can you define that please? n/t
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:15 PM
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11. meaning chivalrous and kind not monsters., someone who wouldn't stand by
and let a woman get beaten.
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:26 PM
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13. Hell, I'm a small girl and *I'd* have intervened.
Keys, fingernails, and teeth could have distracted him long enough for her to get away. Of course, then I'd have to run away myself.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:51 PM
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24. Good time to whip out a cell phone and call
the Police!
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:07 PM
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30. I'd be dialing 911 as I was running away
but only after I got the creep away from her.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:27 PM
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37. Good for you..I'm thinking I would
have liked to be carrying cayenne spray and a cell.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:47 PM
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18. Unless someone was standing around cheering the assailant....
I'm not going to necessarily criticize people for not acting in the woman's defense.

I remember the Freeps attacking the Va Tech faculty and students for not charging into the hallway to take down the psycho that shot up the campus a few years back. In reality most of the arm-chair Rambos probably would have been pissing themselves if they had been on site themselves.

Simply, people have different responses to extreme situations. Some completely freeze up, some run away and others maintain their composure and are able to act to difuse the situation.

I don't know I would act if someone started violently beating someone a few feet away from me so I'm not about to judge the bystanders in this situation w/out knowing more information.

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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:22 PM
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36. but the little girl was looking on as this jerk was beating the mother
I would have started picking up stuff and throwing it at the bastard. even if it meant me having to tire him out as he chased after me.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:29 PM
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38. People are different..that's for sure. Some beat up on women
and others come to their defense.
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:53 PM
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26. Thats what bothers me...not one of my family members would have watched that without
intervening and aiding that poor woman...I don't understand why no mention of help>
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:08 PM
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31. That bothers me a great deal as well.
I don't know who else was there, but I'm disappointed that no patrons attempted to intervene.

Extra points for it being a couple blond haired, blue eyed white as can be fellas. Mug shot would have looked a LOT different what with the bruising and dried blood.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:21 PM
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35. And if I could count the number of times
that bystanders stand by and are frozen in place...

As a medic I saw it anectodtally.

And social scientists have done plenty of studies on this.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 AM
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43. Another article said the Cracker Barrel staff pulled him off her
And, FWIW, they gave that asshole a lifetime ban
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 AM
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44. Another article said the Cracker Barrel staff pulled him off her
And, FWIW, they gave that asshole a lifetime ban
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:02 PM
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5. Has Rush called him a HERO yet?
When will O'Reilly have him on the show to explain how it was essential to attack her to protect America?

Has Hannity called him a "patriot" yet?

Has Glenn Beck explained why his actions were necessary to prevent socialism?

Stay tuned - it will all come from "Fair and Balanced" FOX Opinion Channel.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:03 PM
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6. Here's his business
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 PM by blogslut
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:34 PM
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39. Nice.
I hope it's a given that his businesses are finished. But not, of course, before he spends a few good years in prison. This fucker needs to pay dearly for what he did.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:21 PM
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12. Support the troops! Unless they're minorities
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:24 PM by AspenRose
Then you can beat the hell out of them. :sarcasm:

She kept saying, 'Sir, Im a United States soldier, dont do this, Callaway said.

Some people who really hate Obama are taking it out on innocent people. And others are hoping for a race war.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:57 PM
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28. Is this coward yet another Republicon chickenhawk?
Odds are good he took the Republicon DraftDodger route, as so many of them do, and never served America.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:34 PM
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15. K&R
:-(
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:34 PM
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16. I introduce you to the next recruit to the Aryan Brotherhood....
He should get a good chunk of time in the State Pen
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Fastcars Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:42 PM
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17. Having eaten at a Cracker Barrell
A few times over the years. I will give the other patrons the benefit of the doubt for not coming to here aid as this attack seems to have occurred in the entranceway between two sets of double doors. The people inside the restaurant probably had no idea of any disturbance, more or less a full-fledged assault taking place.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:50 PM
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23. If I was black, I'd give Cracker Barrel the same wide berth I'd give the Caucasian Cafe
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:54 PM
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27. Cracker Barrell has lost racial discriminatory suits in the past. They
have a history of being racist/bigoted.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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29. don't they kind of telegraph that with the name?
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:35 PM
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40. LOL.....thank you....I needed that NT
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:49 PM
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19. How long until he gets his own show on Fox?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:52 PM
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25. Or fucking limpbaugh giving him the White Sheet
Violence award?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:49 PM
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22. Ugly racist piece of bigotshit.
Thank goodness for the cameras to verify!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:26 AM
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42. I feel sick
You can see the raw hate and ignorance in his eyes.

:kick: Drudge can suck Beck's pea-sized ball sac for all I care.
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