(Closed) Stranger slaps toddler.simple assault? or hate crime?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
  • poll: is a simple assualt charge enough?
    yes : (34 votes)
    27 %
    no : (87 votes)
    70 %
    he should not be charged : (4 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yeah I wondered how the mom just kind of stood there.  I think I would have bitch slapped the guy.  I would have been out of my mind pissed.

    I mean, as scary as it is, it’s not aggravated assault.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    a) he should get more punishment. b) if that were my child, that guy would’ve been face down on the floor in less than 5 seconds. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @subtlebee:  This is a hate crime. He called the child a racial slur.. assulted the child and harrassed her the entire flight. 

     

    He need to put UNDER the jail. If I were that child’s mother I would be in jail for murder. NO one touches my child

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wonder what sentence would have been given if he were a different race.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m NOT quick to call hate crime on ANYTHING, I actually get so annoyed by people that automatically jump to that whenever there are 2 races involved in a crime. But I think this wouldn’t have happened if the baby wasn’t black. This man makes me sick and I can’t believe the mom didn’t do anything. I think I would have told someone next to me “hold my baby” while I kicked his ass.

    ETA: That baby is so freaking cute!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Also if he was that crapfaced, couldn’t they slap a public intox on him too.  Idiot.

    That baby is adorable.

    This story is as bad as the guy who didn’t want his baby taken care of by African American nurses.  And the hospital actually listened to him for a month!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I dont think it was a hate crime though. I know he used the n word (and Im black) but there are many racist people. I just dont see this as a hate crime.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Slapping a child hard enough to draw blood means a huge amount of force.  Plus, using a racial slur makes it a hate crime.  This is a horrible crime, and I hope he’s charged with a hate crime.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee

    Slapping someone is pretty consistent with what a simple assault is.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The fact that the assault took place during/immediately after this scumbags verbal racial slurs to me SCREAM hate crime. 

    I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a lawyer or paralegal and I’ve not even looked up the LEGAL parameters of a hate crime, but geez, if this doesn’t meet the bill, then what does? 

    Fired from his job (according to the AP), I also think he should be put in jail, and have a lifetime ban from the airline. Be forced into alcohol rehab and anger management.

    If I had been on that flight, there would be an assault charge against me too. Absolutely reprehensible and revolting, this “man” slug, douchebag….

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve watched enough Lockup to know that this guy won’t have it easy in prison when the prisoners figure out what he’s there for.

    WHO SLAPS A TODDLER?????

    If there is some charge for using a disgusting racial epithet then that charge should be brought as well. He made it a race issue by using that word, so it’s completely reasonable that this should also be considered a hate crime.

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