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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 AM
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Update on Cracker Barrel incident: The 7 year old blames herself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCd2A8ENiqU
An update on the horrible story of the black woman who was beaten down at a Georgia Cracker Barrel by mullet-sporting trash Troy Dale West. The incident was caught on the restaurant's surveillance video, and it has been turned over to the FBI. Tasha Hill's seven-year-old daughter witnessed this man pummel her mother and now blames herself for what happened to her mother because she's the one who wanted to go to Cracker Barrel.

A police report of the incident said Hill's daughter was "crying uncontrollably and her body shaking/trembling" from witnessing the attack.

Mis-effing-demeanors:

A judge dropped a felony child cruelty charge against Troy D. West Jr. He was released from the Clayton County jail Friday -- two days after being arrested for striking Tashawnea Hill in front of her 7-year-old daughter.

District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson said she may file felony charges against West. We're reviewing the police reports and talking to witnesses to determine whether felony charges should be presented to the grand jury," Lawson said Wednesday.

West, 47, is charged with battery, disorderly conduct and cruelty to children -- all misdemeanors.

Clayton Solicitor General Tasha Mosley, who prosecutes misdemeanor charges, said she sent the case to the district attorney because West should face aggravated assault charges.

By the way West runs Troy's Paint & Body & Auto Salvage in Poulan, GA. You can leave customer reviews.
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Troy.S.Paint.Bod...

http://www.pamshouseblend.com /

He better be charged with something besides misdemeanors!
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:42 AM
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1. If the man did physically strike the woman, it's definitely aggravated assault.
I would expect the FBI to follow what the videotape shows.
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EmilyAnne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:48 AM
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2. He didn't strike her. He BEAT her! nt
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:53 AM
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3. Hey, why the anti-mullet bigotry?
The guy is certainly scum, but that has nothing to do with his hair.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:50 AM
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7. mullets ought to be a crime!! no jk.... well, sort of i guess. lol.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:43 AM
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10. Where are the fashion police when we need them?
:sarcasm:
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 AM
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28. When mullets are outlawed, only outlaws will have mullets...
You can take my mullet when you pry it from my cold, dead head.

...and so on.
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:57 AM
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4. Did my part
left a review for him. It hasn't posted as of 5:56 am ET, but I saw a couple of the other comments. Good job, folks! This guy is a POS.
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WVRICK13 Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:20 AM
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5. That Poor Child
It will be hard to help her trust whites after this horrible scene. And we wonder why we have problems in our society. I realize how rare and lucky my life has been. When I was 5 I saw my first black man and said to my father, daddy, that was a black man." My father who is now 89 years old and raised in WV replied, "that was just a man." I am so proud of my parents for being color blind, they made my life richer of free of fear.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:38 AM
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8. Well said! My parents were the same.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:07 AM
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23. Mine as well
I don't know how many times I heard my father rant on about racism back in the late 50s - early 60s.

He said it never did make sense to him that, at that time, blacks had to sit in the back of the bus, use different water fountains, etc., but here were white people trying their damnedest to get tans on the beach so that some of them were actually DARKER than the blacks they were so hateful toward.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:51 AM
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30. You never really know how a traumatized young child will generalize fears.
She may end up fearing restaurants, white people, men, or even all strangers. Seeing your mother being beaten up is a terrifying experience.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:49 AM
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6. so let me get this straight..... the RW radio nuts take an incident of teenagers on a bus
who are black who beat a white kid and use it as some reason to blame obama for i guess having the nerve to think he can be the president so I guess all the black kids are going around beating white kids..... while a white man who beats a woman for having the nerve to tell the guy to watch out so he doesn't hit her daughter with the door (i think that is what happened)... gets no attention from these folks. I can imagine that this kind of bs was common back in the day when black people were routinely intimidated and threatened.... and for that woman and her seven year old daughter to face such treatment TODAY!! they definitely need to throw the book at that guy to send a message that this bullshit is not ok.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:42 AM
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9. I smell a hate crime...
...and if he doesn't face hate crime charges, America should be outraged.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:44 AM
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11. Yes!
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:45 AM
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12. I think a Civil suit is also in order
I think he should pay the person he beat for the trauma he caused upon both her and her daughter. He also should suffer a criminal punishment. This is what America is coming to with all this tea bag insanity and it needs to be nipped in the bud as quickly as possible.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:50 AM
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14. Yes! That is what is going to make him really think about what he did!
Other then that there will be others like those that condone this kind of hatred to continue down that same road! Go for it! It is the $$$$ signs they will see before doing this to anyone else!

:mad:
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:55 AM
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16. "Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress" nt
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:48 AM
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13. Check out this post on that page ...
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Troy.S.Paint.Bod...

At least people aren't standing for it.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:57 AM
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19. Hmmmm Real Americans - Where have we heard that one many times before.......

Posted: August 18, 2009 03:58 PM
Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

On Saturday, August 15, 2009, CNN's Don Lemon angrily confronted America's Town Hall Director Alan Hardage for Hardage's use the term real Americans.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-milazzo/don-lemon-c...



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:07 AM
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24. Looks like someone is busy scrubbing. n/t
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:53 AM
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15. What is a mullet?
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:56 AM
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17. It's all business in front, but a PARTY in the back! nt
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:57 AM
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18. It's a fish. Sometimes people wear it on their heads....
:rofl:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:05 AM
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21. It's a fashion felony:
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:06 AM
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22. A waterslide for lice. n/t
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 AM
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29. Effing LOL!
:rofl:
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:02 AM
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20. What a coward
he will reap what he has sown.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:24 AM
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25. This is what the mother fucking coward looks like.


Mullet jokes are so fun!



Meanwhile, here is the face of evil, oddly missing from this thread until now.

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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:37 AM
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27. Looks like a chubby Russell Crowe, except "Aryan"-er. n/t
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:58 AM
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31. Fucking chilling.
This guy makes me sick.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:26 AM
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26. "The 7 year old blames herself."
"The 7 year old blames herself."

Mission accomplished!
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:47 PM
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32. Don't let that film go missing. Even though there are witnesses. "Battery", a misdemeanour!!???
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 01:48 PM by Joe Chi Minh
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