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Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:10 PM

Commercial pilot charged after allegedly writing racist graffiti on bathroom wall

Source: CNN

(CNN)A commercial pilot has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly writing racist and pro-Trump graffiti at the Tallahassee, Florida, airport, court documents show.

Police charged James Ellis Dees, now a former Endeavor Air employee, with nine counts of criminal mischief after he admitted he wrote such slurs as "#MAGA =NO N**S =NO SP**S" -- derogatory terms toward African Americans and Hispanics -- multiple times, according to court documents. The graffiti was found mainly in airport bathrooms and the parking lot elevator.
Airport police approached Dees and asked about the graffiti earlier this month. When police told him he was identified as the writer after a camera was installed in the parking lot elevator where the graffiti was discovered, the court document said, Dees admitted to writing some of it.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/us/pilot-racist-graffiti-tallahassee-florida-endeavor/index.html



Justice is rare in this unjust world. Glad the guy lost his job.

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Beakybird Jan 20 OP
Turbineguy Jan 20 #1
pnwest Jan 21 #2
3Hotdogs Jan 21 #7
dawg day Jan 21 #3
Canoe52 Jan 21 #4
oasis Jan 21 #5
IronLionZion Jan 21 #6
geralmar Jan 21 #8
skypilot Jan 21 #10
Flaleftist Jan 21 #11
Polybius Jan 21 #9

Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:25 PM

1. Another victim of trump

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:12 AM

2. Who writes on bathroom walls besides

9yr olds...I shudder to think that a man with the emotional maturity to think writing on a bathroom wall is cool, is flying my fucking plane. What the ever loving fuck...

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 07:36 AM

7. I don't know, I've seen some good stuff and informative stuff on bathroom walls.

"Here, I sit in smelly vapor, "

(I forgot how the rest of it went, but I remember a good belly laugh off'a it.)


And there was one time, "For a good time, call, ###, som'thin, som'thin -- I don't remember the number anymore I'm an old guy now). I did and I did have a good time. Cost me around $15 at the doctor but it was a good time. Wish I could still remember the number.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:15 AM

3. These people are so self-destructive

He ruined his career, got arrested, and for what?

Me, were I him, I'd just troll on Twitter. Much safer!

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:36 AM

4. Looks like someone will be flying coach for awhile!

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:49 AM

5. "Dees admitted to writing some of it".

Not the really bad stuff.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:43 AM

6. Economic anxiety

Immigrants and minorities keep stealing pilot jobs.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:53 PM

10. I'm sure most employers...

...would terminate you for defacing their property. And in addition to that they would probably wonder about the state of mind of anyone over the age of 18 who would do this crap. If he got canned, that sounds about right to me.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:39 PM

11. It's usually understood if not in your employment agreement

that if you do anything that makes the company look bad, you're subject to termination. This story was going to get out that a pilot for the airline was writing racist graffiti at the airport. If they kept him on, that would make the airline look bad. This is the kind of thing the Internet loves to go wild over. They don't want that kind of publicity. They're protecting their image. IIRC, a number of the white supremacists who marched at Charlottesville we're fired from their jobs.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:07 PM

9. Wow, read this part:

Police released Dees after questioning him, and Dees "began to get on his flight, but then decided that he was not in the 'right state of mind' to fly a plane"

Does this mean that decided he was not in the right state of mind or Dees decided it himself? Either way, be was close to flying, wow.

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