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KQµårk 死神 On September - 15 - 2009

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Progressives to their credit are becoming more and more aware of what much of these teabag protests are all about, blatant racism. After all just reading the signs of the teabaggers this past weekend exposes the type of people they are. However we also have to be cognizant of the real world implications of this hate. More and more I am coming across stories of hate crimes, especially towards African American women because these “men” are too cowardly to attack African American men.

Following is just another story of these increasing hate crimes. I guarantee you if the man was not part of the teabag movement he is sympathetic towards it.

Army reservist beaten in front of child

By Kristi Swartz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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 woman’s 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 around 7:30 p.m. as West was heading inside, Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department said.
The restaurant doorway nearly struck the woman’s 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.

“She kept saying, “Sir, I’m a United States solder, don’t do this,’” Callaway said.

Police interviewed customers and other witnesses and arrest West at the restaurant, Callaway said. He was charged with cruelty to children, a felony, because he beat the woman in front of her daughter, Callaway said.
“I was in the ambulance with her daughter, and she was extremely upset, crying and asking why he would do this to her mom,” Callaway said.

Police have turned the case over to the FBI’s Civil Rights Division, saying it may be a violation of the Federal Hate Crime Law, Callaway said.

“We are not making the decision that it’s a hate crime, we’re referring it and letting them make a decision on it,” Callaway said.

Officials at the Cracker Barrel in Morrow as well as its corporate offices in Lebanon, Tenn., referred all calls to the police and the FBI.
Calls to the FBI, which also has the video surveillance tape, were not immediately returned.

“We’re glad that the Cracker Barrel called the authorities,” company spokeswoman Julie Davis said.

West of Poulan was arrested after police reviewed a video surveillance tape and talked to customers.”

I would encourage anyone to report hate crimes and incidents to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Categories: Featured, Human Rights

Written by KQµårk 死神

My PlanetPOV contact is [email protected] Proud Dem whose favorite hobby is cat herding. The GOP is not a political party, it's a personality disorder. Cancer, Heart Failure and Bush Survivor.

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  1. BilloutWest says:

    The use of children by Limbaugh and Beck is only for manipulative purposes. This use of base fears to drive home their point is what they have left as ammunition. The strategy that the fringe has embarked upon is doomed for failure, because it is baseless. They call Obama a racist to get a racist reaction from him. When he doesn’t react, they get even more pissed. When their fears don’t come to fruition, people begin to question their motivation for making statements like these, and begin to tune them out.

    • AdLib says:

      Totally agree. The concern though is, when they discover that even such extremist and racist attacks don’t work to improve the image of the GOP…is the next step encouraging or applauding violence? What will the followers do?

      More abortion clinic doctors shot? Federal buildings bombed? Assassination attempts?

      We have to be vigilant and prepared. And Rush, Beck, O’Reilly, Hannity, etc., any who encourage such things should be the target of federal prosecutions. Free Speech ends long before calls for violence against innocent people.

  2. KevenSeven says:

    I don’t know how a rational intelligent honest person could deny the racist reaction to Obama.

    I just don’t know how it could be done.

  3. VegasBabe says:

    I didn’t watch the video…I probably can predict what I’d see. Why are minorities and specifically blacks despised to the extent they are by whites? Anyone know? To say they are simply ignorant just doesn’t quite do it for me. Which race is the inferior one?

    • AdLib says:

      Watch a little of the video and you’ll see poor, white, poorly educated southerners whose lives haven’t turned out to be the fantasy promised to them by corporate society.

      Life sucks for them. They may not be wealthy, they may not have ever lived outside of a trailer park, they may be unskilled labor working at minimum wage (if they even have a job) but at least they had one thing that made them feel good about themselves.

      They’re white and being white made them superior to them blacks and latinos and Chinamen.

      Then a black man who is smarter, better educated and better off than them becomes the most powerful man in the nation.

      “It ain’t fair! That’s all I had to feel good about myself! You can’t take that away from me! What am I gonna do for my self-worth now? I’ll get even with you for blowing up my desperate delusion! Nigerian socialist Muslim Hitler!”

      The video shows this class of people, most are from the south. What do you think they mean when they tearfully cry, “I want my country back!”

      Yeah, the country they want back is from the 1950’s when black people spoke in soft voices and got out of your way and smiled at you because you were white. That’s when being white was enough. Now it’s not and they feel cheated, their parents got to have that racial superiority and now Obama’s election has torn that away from them.

      These southern wackjob racists want secession? PLEASE SECEDE!!! Get away from the well adjusted people in this nation, in-breed and become an Idiocracy in the south.

      You have my blessing!

      Ignorant Southern Racist White People Untie! Whoops…I was spelling like you do on your signs when you protest, make that “Unite”!

      • KQuark says:

        Correction they want the country of 1850 back before the end of slavery and Theory of Evolution.

        • AdLib says:

          I think they’d be happier to go a bit farther back, to when the Earth was flat. Once it got round, things really started to go in the wrong direction for them.

      • DCTVixen says:

        I’m for that if they pay to relocate those of us who don’t want to stay here. lmao.

        • AdLib says:

          DCTVixen, you are hereby officially invited to relocate to Cali whether or not your state secedes from the Union.

          Unfortunately, the state of California is in a financial bind and cannot afford to pay for your relocation at this time.

          They will however provide you with a welcome basket consisting of a “Kindergarten Cop” DVD, a complimentary Botox injection and a part on a reality show.

          Just their way of saying, “Welcome” and “We really need your tax dollars!”

  4. AdLib says:

    I remember under other Dem presidents, the right whipped up their “base” and there were more terrorist acts and hate crimes.

    When “they” feel that their race and religion is in control, they get greedy and smug. When they don’t, they get hateful and violent.

    Welcome to what used to be The Republican Party.

    • DCTVixen says:

      Rush Limbo is now tying a white kid getting beaten by a black kid to the Obama presidency. I can’t imagine what it’s like in these towns where the majority is white, and the black kids have to go to school and face these kids who are being brainwashed by their parents bashed off of what they hear on RushBO and Glenda Beck.

    • nellie says:

      Hey, I LOVE the click to edit. Thank you!

      And you are right, AdLib. I would only add that it’s really the corporate oligarchy that is pulling the strings, and these angry astro turf screamers are their puppets. It’s a sad sad situation all around. Even Timothy McVeigh was a dupe. Which of course goes to show that, puppets or not, these folks can be very dangerous.

      • AdLib says:

        Nellie,

        You’re very welcome! I’m going to send out an email to all members to fill them in on all the new updates and functions of the site I’ve made recently but just decided to set this up right away.

        I am right with you on that, the true “elitists” in this nation look at the people gobbling up their propaganda as total fools and rubes, they literally look at them as if they are some lower form of life.

        Actually…they might have something there.

  5. KQuark says:

    These are the nutters we are dealing with these days.


    • Kalima says:

      Glenn Beck is a “logical thinker”, on which planet?

      Did any of these people ever go to school?

      I noticed something with all of these totally ignorant people, not one of them knew how to listen. If they were not so aggressive and full of hate, I could almost feel sorry for them, almost.

    • AdLib says:

      KQ, thanks for the video! Whew! I’m with DCTVixen, it’s stupefying to listen to these people…and consider that they are parents and fast food workers.

      It is telling of course that southern accents were predominant and their opposition to Pres. Obama continued even after their phony issues were disproven.

      Again, it’s not about the issues, those are just excuses for hiding their prejudice.

    • DCTVixen says:

      OH

      MY

      GOD!

      These people are the most painfully ignorant people I’ve ever had the displeasure of listening to.

  6. DCTVixen says:

    That is simply as disgusting and disturbing as it gets. I’m sick to my stomach right now. These are the people that gravitate to the Glenn Becks and Rush Limbaughs out there.


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