Gut Rumbles

February 03, 2006

brave new world

Is this incident a hate crime? I find so much so utterly wrong with the story that I don't know where to begin discussing the... wrongery of it. But I'll try.

A woman accused of using racial epithets while waiting for food at a Connecticut Taco Bell drive-through window was arrested Wednesday.

"Using racial epithets" is a CRIME in Connecticut? Does this mean that calling someone a sonovabitch is okay, but calling someone a BLACK sonovabitch is a criminal offense? Or is BLACK sonovabitch acceptable as long as you don't substitute the forbidden n-word for BLACK?

Am I guilty of a thought crime because I assumed immediately that a person named "Jamelle" was black African-American? Can I be arrested for that? If Jamelle IS black, can I call him a slope-head, a mick, a wop or a greaser and get away with it because he's obviously NOT Chinese, Irish, Italian or Mexican?

What happens if I call him a cunt?

Jennifer Farrelly, 19, of East Windsor, has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color...

I'm confused here. Is "ridicule" the crime, or is ridicule criminal ONLY when "on account of race, creed or color?" What happens if I call him a cocksucker?

Farrelly denied using racial epithets when she was interviewed by police, saying Byrd caused the dispute by ridiculing her for parking her car far away from the drive-through window, the warrant states.

Great. He ridiculed ME first! But Byrd didn't get arrested, so I suppose that generic ridicule is legal, while race-based ridicule is NOT. Makes perfect sense to me. Calling someone a dumbass is okay as long as you don't specify the race, creed or color of the ass.

Byrd's supervisor told police that Byrd should not have been working the drive-through because he had gotten into a similar incident with another customer, the warrant states.

What if I call Byrd's supervisor a shit-for-brains boss? I don't give a damn WHAT your race, creed or color might be. You simply NEVER get into fights with your customers at a fast-food restaurant under ANY circumstances. Byrd has done that TWICE? Why does he still have a job? Did the boss NOT FIRE HIM for fear of being called a racist?

What if I call Byrd AND his boss a pair of generic assholes?

(I need to ask this guy how HE would handle a Byrd-like employee. I believe that I already know the answer, but he should take another poll just to see what other people think.)

Here's MY humble opinion on this pathetic affair. BOTH people in the car were total jerks. (Don't EVER piss off the persons handling your food when you can't see what they're doing to it. Want SNOT with that?) Byrd is a jerk with a bad attitude. The manager is a jerk with no balls. Connecticut lawmakers are a bunch of jerks who should be ridiculed for making ridicule a crime. Is the word "jerk" racist, creedist or colorist?

The entire story is ridiculous.


It's just another result of left wing PC BS from the same idiots that scream about the constitution. PC is now coming back to bite them in the ass. Won't be long until the failure to smile when looking at someone will be a crime. And we spent Trillions of dollars stopping the spread of communism while worse things were fermenting right here in the U.S. You can call them lefties, democrats or what ever but the fact is they are the most dangerous people in the world when it comes to destroying the U.S. and what it has stood for. They only believe in no more freedom, no more education, no disclipine for your children, let them be wild like the monkeys they say we came from, no more punishment to fit the crime, no christians allowed, no defense of the American people (a democratic party leader stated this week that there should never be a preemptive war, let them kill thousands of Americans and then ask them not to do it again, as practiced in the 90's)and the list runs into hundreds of destructive aims put forward by the democrats in the past 20 years. If the foreign enemies/terrorists will just hang on the left wing will destroy Amerca for them.
Being a jerk is not a crime, just a show of stupidity.

Posted by: scrapiron on February 3, 2006 12:19 PM

What the hell do they do inConnecticut? I think global warming has caused the whole northeast United States to lose on the average 100 IQ points per person.

Posted by: jamesoldguy on February 3, 2006 12:26 PM

When I first read this I was thinking, why the hell was Jamelle even working there after the first incident?

Then I realized, he's black. It's risky, from a legal standpoint, to can a black person in a state that's so full of PC bullshit that to "ridicule" someone is a fucking crime.

Posted by: Daniel Medley on February 3, 2006 01:12 PM

well.........come to Maryland. The local self-respecting blacks call us MF ; meaning honky. There was a man creating an incident in front of my home. I was attempting to pull my car by the curb, in the usual fashion, get in position and then pull in reverse. He sped up from behind and angled in his front bumper to the rear of the space, blocking me. He yelled AT ME to "get out" of his way. (I live there, but idiot aggression is the order of the day on my block, our 'neighbors' were the "Spanish Catholic Center" and guess what they do with their share of the COUNTY budget? --pure criminality) So he berated me as a M---F----, I turned off my engine and tossed off a "stupid nigger". While I was in my home, he somehow managed to put his vehicle into the SAME parking space I was occupying. I came out later to adjust my car, I had a ticket for being too far forward in the space, I was arrested for "assault", four counts?!,( the fact I had mouthed the word "nigger" was one count), and spent some time in jail.
At the court hearing this individual SPUN a story how I "HIT him", or hit both the BACK AND FRONT of his car (his story was very incoherent, but the judge was very sympathetic, and interrupted to say : "I'm sorry this-had-to-happen to you.") The judge kept insisting that he had my punishment measured out and I'd have to jump through a lot of hoops to avoid the worst of it.

No; the WORST of it is :: I cannot arrive home after a full day of work without being abused by out-of-control social service recipients -- their sense of entitlement is boundless. The *stupid* part of the drivers' claims, our roadway is a simple SINGLE LANE service road, one-way too if someone would inform our Mexican 'guests'. so HOW did I hit him from front and rear?? And I knew I had exited the vehicle the moment he menaced me. but I had no witness. I did testify truthfully but the judge made it plain he wasn't interested and he didn't care to hear me.
the "witness" on the report was this drug-dealer from 3 doors up who had bothered me in the past, (came into our yard when I was cleaning debris from it, I just asked another drug dealer to exit our yard, and this guy up the street walked up to me, LECTURED ME that I -->'had to'<--allow the drug dealers in our private yard, and threw a lit cigarette against my chest.) (I reported this to our extremely lackadaisical police dep't in the "Peoples' Republic of Takoma Park", received NO HELP.) He was KNOWN to our police department as a drug dealer, but apparently good enough that he could sign onto a report against me, I'm imagining the police officer cooked up the story and got the other two to agree.
I had many problems with that same officer since I pointed out to him that we needed some police help at our building, with all the undesirables spilling over from Centro Catholico Hispano and the drug dealers, addicts and many street whores. All of a sudden, in response, he said my "registration sticker" was affixed wrong, and my car was parked improperly.
I said: what about the (Mexican) neighbors (30 feet away) with a piece of paper w/ crayon markings as a plate.
---[ that jurisdiction was infuriating, glad I moved.] Chapter Two has to be, what happened at the lock-up ....

Posted by: adele on February 3, 2006 01:47 PM

Yeah what Rob said (dont ever piss people off who are serving you food) and as far as Adele goes, she (or he) gave me a headache. A BLINDING one.

Posted by: Ruth on February 3, 2006 02:15 PM

I surely did not win my battle of wills, the law-abiding VS. the gleeful criminal element who had free rein over our block. They have been in the same 1/2 mile stretch for YEARS, getting pushed back and forth. It is hard to live like that, under 24-hour siege. My living room would fill up w/ acrid smoke, they were clustered outside, socializing in their manner, cursing loudly, using the area as a bathroom....
One day as I looked at my clock, time to exit the building to drive to work, there were 17 !! dealers/addicts against the hallway door (which I need to swing outwards to get out). I called the police dispatch and requested they clear our doorway so I could exit safely (me :: one woman, alone, over 40). and none of these people belonged there, we had a 4-family building, all Asian people.

the dispatch woman TOLD ME NOT TO GO TO WORK.

I was so hot after that remark, I said, "OK you won't come -- I'm clearing them myself." She begins to tell me urgently that "I am not *allowed* to do that. "
you know I went through that doorway, grabbed the lead guy by his coat lapels, swung him around, and yelled at all of them to go and leave us alone...(small legacy of years in the public school system, I know how to brawl)
But you see I made the brave effort to keep our home appropriate for family life (all the children of the building were not allowed to play in our own yard, conditions as they were).

At jail there was endless processing,fingerprints and iris scan, pretty soon I am in the regulation jumpsuit with leg irons, waist chain, and two-pairs handcuffs (due to an accident my arms don't flex close together)

In the holding cells below the courthouse, I can hear the conversations up and down the row. They are doing the shakedown for BAIL to be released.
I hear the guy next door pay 'em $900. When they spoke to me and said if I don't pay them - they won't release me.
I said : KEEP ME THEN.

They let me go without paying a penny, I guess their previous statement was ANOTHER LIE.

I was seriously fed up with this truth-burying nonsense.
I had clearly told the judge I said "stupid nigger", and I felt free to do so. I didn't know it was a chargeable offense.

Posted by: adele on February 3, 2006 02:29 PM

Ridiculous, yes...but oh, what great Blog-Fodder!

Posted by: Elisson on February 3, 2006 03:53 PM

My general rule in life: If you don't want to be stereotyped or have ANY slur thrown at you, don't fit the mold associated with those terms. Dumbasses!

Posted by: Steph on February 3, 2006 04:28 PM

In the good ole days, this would have been

handled by the KKK. No reporting. No arrest.

And no more N.

Posted by: TomCat on February 3, 2006 05:43 PM
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