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Posted on 02/16/2013 1:19:01 PM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Company president, 60, 'slaps 19-month-old toddler in the face on a plane and tells his mother to ''shut that n****r baby up'''
A man has been accused of racially abusing then physically assaulting a 19-month-old child on a flight to Atlanta last Friday.
Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, allegedly demanded that the mother of the crying toddler 'shut that n****r baby up' before slapping the infant in the face on the Delta flight on February 8.
According to The Smoking Gun, Hundley has been charged with simple assault after the incident with Jessica Bennett, 33, and her son Jonah.
Bennett told authorities that her son 'started to cry due to the altitude change' as the service from Minneapolis to Atlanta prepared for landing.
Ms Bennett and her adopted child shared a seat on their way to a family funeral while Mr Hundley was in the neighboring seat.
Bennett said she was unable to stop the infant crying. A report compiled by FBI Agent Daron Cheney alleges that Hundley turned to the mother and used the racial slur in telling her to shut up the child.
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Jets need airlocks.
Why was she taking a 19 month old to a funeral?
Just another registered Democrat twitching...
That man deserves to lose everything. You don’t sock 19 month old kids.
Get some friggin earphones and turn up some tunes and tune the kid out, but don’t hit him.
What is pushing people over the limit is their self-absorbtion. Some people, especially if they are used to getting their own way all the time, don’t learn to be tolerant during the times when they cannot get their way and they react, like this guy reacted.
If I had witnessed some guy slapping a 19 month old toddler and using a racial slur, I'm pretty sure I would've been charged with very aggravated assault in response...
Maybe she had no one to stay with him. He’s her son. She doesn’t need a reason. There’s no excuse for his being assaulted.
I agree. The jerk deserved an a$$ whipping.
Guy slapped a baby that is only now learning the first two words they always learn “no and mamma”.
I’d like to grab this guy at the elbows, give em a quick wrenching inward and downward, then clock him with my elbow.
Ther’ye babies, not brats and the pressure in their ears, created by the pressurizaion of the cabin, is very painful, as they have not learned how to equalize their inner ear.
I can’t stand being around high pitched kids at dinner and expect their parents to exert discipline instead of making the rest of uncomfortable.
My Dad only gave us two shots before we’d all leave the restaurant....hungry. Didn’t last long. My Dad was a sucker for his kids and would always ensure we had something to eat before bed and he’d tell us one his scary stories or the ones that always made us laugh.
Never once got spanked by him(that is a longer story).
But, hell this a baby and 60 year old man ought to be able to recognize babies will be babies and there ain’t much you can do about them.
They cry, they shriek, make funny noises and laugh. Love their laugh.
You don’t call anyone a N***ger, much less a baby child.
Lucky I wasn’t there to witness it. He’d have gone down hard, with prejudice. Terrorist style.
Good grief! What a silly question. Most funerals are also family reunions. I’m sure the family members wanted to see the baby and his mom, too.
It's unfortunate that the village stocks and flogging are no longer in use as public punishment and humiliation.
Agreed. There’s nothing more comforting at a funeral than a baby. Seeing new life is the best remedy for the heartbreak of losing a loved one, in my experience.
Check our the story - AWI (AAlcohol was involved - CEO dude was drunk)
Still, absolutely no excuse for WHAT he did, but maybe the reason for WHY he did it.
The cause being that the old society and its rules have collapsed leaving people at sea. The early anthropologist Pitt Rivers described a little culture that died out when its cultural rules were forcibly changed. The people of that culture simply died.
Does it matter?
Honestly, considering how regulated our lives have become, I'm surprised in this day and age they still serve booze on planes. I imagine it won't be long before alcohol goes the way of smoking --much to the opposition of airlines who make big bucks selling $6 cans of beer.
You’re right. She should have left her own kid at a government approved boarding facility instead of responsibly taking the child with her.
If he’s REALLY a CEO, then he has other travel options.
Amen brother. That crap would not go unanswered. It would be swift and extremely violent m
Nowhere do I read that others witnessed the events and other than the black lady claiming the offenses (slapping and using racial slurs.)
I am finding more and more, that I require actual witnesses (more than one and not those of same skin color as the offended person) as skin color does seem to come into play more and more with the result of our "racial healing" President, before I decide that after reading of a so-called physical or verbal abuse by one person against another, be guilty.
After having been seated with a screaming 3 year old, whose mother was a few rows and across the aisle from me with a newborn baby, I understand the extreme frustration with adults not agreeing to sign on to care for screaming babies or children, merely to travel from one part of the country to another.
Of course, that 3 year old should only be seated next to his mother by the airlines but in their wisdom, decide not to, then to subject other passengers to care for the toddler, is outrageous!
Lastly, though I totally understand the cause of pain inflicted on babies and little children, passengers can only tolerate so much regardless of the amount of patience, though never to physical assault anyone under any condition, I'm still looking for witnesses to affirm the actual assault.
The man denies having used the racial slur and claims he had only one alcoholic drink. Whether he’s lying should be fairly easy to determine. Of course there is no excuse for slapping someone’s child.
Of all the questions involving this situation I would rank this one the stupidest.
True. My Mom rented me out until I was 2 at the best funeral homes in the area.
If this is true, the guy is an idiot.
On another subject, another reason I’ll never fly again is I don’t know who sat in the seat before me. It could very well have been a baby who crapped in his diaper.
the child’s ears were probably hurting.
Agent Cheney added that Bennett received help from other passengers on the Delta flight. Todd Wooten, who was seated 12 rows ahead, told authorities that he ‘heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft’ and went to see what was going on.
‘According to Mr. Wooten,’ Cheney wrote, ‘he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike’ the child.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279328/Man-60-slaps-19-month-old-toddler-face-plane-told-mother-shut-n—r-baby-racist-attack.html#ixzz2L6OhmdrG
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I bet you this had something to do with it.
Most of the time kids cry on airplanes because their ears need to be popped due to the pressure change.
A good way to deal with it is to carry a pack of 3 Oreo cookies. Give the kid something to chew on and they will quiet down when their ears pop. I have told several parents this on a plane and offered the cookies. 45 seconds later the parents think I can walk on water
Same here... This man is guilty of child abuse - not simple assault, either. The mother no doubt is horribly affected as well. The use of the “n” word makes it emotional abuse as well as physical.
Why not? Most funerals I attended as a child were more akin to a large family reunion vs. a sad event.
Sums the entire thing up nicely.
Of course he denies using the word. He did. Otherwise, why would he deny it.
Still needs to have his arms broken.
“Nobody puts baby in the corner”
“Why was she taking a 19 month old to a funeral?”
Because it was her child. Why would anyone ask? Was she supposed to put the kid in a kennel?
Yes, I did finally get the “rest of the story” and it sounded as though besides being a boor, Rickey was also quite under the influence!
I agree - the custom is to slap the mother. At least that's how the story goes - when I was born, the doctor took one look at me and then slapped my mother...
The end result is what matters: did the brat stop screaming?
One of would be in the hospital and the other in jail. I assure you I wouldn't be the one in the backless hospital gown.
Excellent common-sense reply.
Your mother is a very resourceful woman. :)
Is that the “CEO”...? Looking at his eyes, I’d say “drunken” is a pretty normal condition for him.
Nail the slob. I’ve been on planes with drunks and it’s an extremely unpleasant thing, because you never know who they’re going to turn on next. Anything irritates a drunk, and this guy seemed to decide a baby was a safe target.
Did you read anything?
I’m afraid that would have had me grabbing the old man’s face like a bowling ball. If he was lucky he would look like a refugee from a rest home for pirates the rest of his life.
And I would be wondering how I got to be sitting on a steel bed with ink on my fingers... :^(
I always offer the kid something to play with.
Ditto on the ass whipping.
Which kid in this case would you offer something to play with?
“... I don’t know who sat in the seat before me.. could have been a baby who crapped in his diaper”.
Would you prefer an ADULT who crapped in his diaper?! LOL!