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Man who hit crying baby on plane ~ A hate crime?

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Should the man who hit the baby on the plane be charged with a hate crime?

He first called the baby the N word then hit the baby for crying.
Wouldn't that fall under the requirements? It was a racially fueled attack.
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by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:08 AM
Replies (21-30):
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:29 PM
It wasn't a racially fueled attack, it was a crying-induced attack.
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM


Quoting Euphoric:

 I would just charge him with an asshole crime.

lol

CityofRosesMama
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM
That jerk needs to be punished! How dare he hurt that baby boy and then call him racial names? I hope he gets what he deserves.
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM


Quoting LADYxGHOST:

How about since he hit a baby, charge him with whatever crimes you can pin on him.  If he didn't want it to be concidered a hote crime, he should have watched his launguage, or better yet, NOT SLAP A BABY! Throw the book at him and charge him with whatever sticks!

Yup.  It wouldn't bother me one bit if they charged him with a hate crime on top of assault and battery.

CityofRosesMama
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM
BTW, Anyone who hurts ANY baby should be punished. That includes unborn babies.
TexanMomOf6
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Nah, he is just some drunk dumbass. He already got fired from his job. He should have to go in front of all the people that were in the plane and explain what an idiot he is, how awful it was to have cursed out and struck a child.  Then he should apologize to the mother and child.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

No. It doesn't.

There is no proof that he wouldn't have hit a white child, a gay child an asian child or (insert ethnicity here). Yes, he uttered a horrible epithet and he is probably a racist fuckwit but that doesn't mean that race and hate itself motivated the slapping.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Well it wasn't a "love" crime!

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

 

Quoting bellawomen:

I don't think it was racially fueled.  I do think it was fueled by an idiot under the influence of alcohol.  I am not discounting his racial comments, but I do not think it was the primarly cause of his attack on the child.  The guy is a fucking idiot and I hope he gets the book thrown at him.

 You don't think it was racially spurred? Do you think he would have had the gall to slap a white baby?

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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Quoting futureshock:

It wasn't a racially fueled attack, it was a crying-induced attack.

 I'm going to go out on a limb and say the crying is what caused the irritation. The fact that the child was "crying while black" is what caused him to be assaulted.

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