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Incident At Taco Bell Leads To Charges
Hartford Courant News Briefs ^ | February 3, 2006

Posted on 02/03/2006 5:53:50 AM PST by Blue Turtle

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

Jennifer Farrelly, 19, of East Windsor, has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace. Farrelly's boyfriend, Eric Satterlee, 22, of Ashford, was charged with breach of peace in the incident.

On Dec. 18, Farrelly and Satterlee became frustrated by the slow service at the Taco Bell restaurant on Brookside Place, according to an arrest warrant. Farrelly banged on the drive-through window and called the Taco Bell attendant, Jamelle Byrd, a racial epithet, according to the warrant. Satterlee allegedly cursed and banged on the window.

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. 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.

Police Chief Carl J. Sferrazza said Byrd was not arrested in the incident.

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What the heck??????

has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.

1 posted on 02/03/2006 5:53:52 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

I can't WAIT for 'hate speech' to be challenged on 1st amendment grounds.


2 posted on 02/03/2006 5:55:07 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Blue Turtle

have to register:
http://www.courant.com/news/local/ec/hc-4nbrf0203.artfeb03,0,2957197.story?page=3&coll=hc-headlines-ec


3 posted on 02/03/2006 5:56:08 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle
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.

Seems odd that that would be in the warrant for the arrest of Farrelly.

4 posted on 02/03/2006 5:57:47 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Blue Turtle

Hmmm... Unless there is a tape, it is a "his-word" "her-word" case. I don't see how this is going to be able to fly in a court of law.


5 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:02 AM PST by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: Blue Turtle

Jamelle Byrd was involved in another incident??? Why don't I believe her when she states racial insults were said.... this stuff happens all the time in CT.


6 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:06 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

What state is this in? East Windsor? Ontario, Canada?


7 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:06 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Blue Turtle

Where is Enfield?
This is America - we can say whatever we want. Even offensive epithets in poor taste. Not a criminal offense.


8 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:51 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Blueflag

"I can't WAIT for 'hate speech' to be challenged on 1st amendment grounds."

I can. The PC crowd salivates. It'll just be one more step towards dismantling that evil constitution thing.


9 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:56 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good grief. What ever happened to just settling an affair of honor on the dueling grounds instead of running to the law?


10 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:59 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: Blue Turtle

PC at work in America. If a minority makes a charge the other party is arrested, and is automatically guilty. Welcome to the new America.


11 posted on 02/03/2006 5:58:59 AM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Blue Turtle

Hope this goes to the Supremes. Can you plead guilty to speed the appeal process?


12 posted on 02/03/2006 5:59:10 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Blue Turtle

This has got to be a joke..


13 posted on 02/03/2006 5:59:27 AM PST by Xenophobic Alien (At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world)
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To: Blue Turtle
Farrelly denied using racial epithets when she was interviewed by police, saying Byrd caused the dispute

She said and he said. Next time I guess she will have to go in and get a to-go-bag so she will have more witnesses to how she treated the employee and exactly what she said. Hey, maybe we all need to be wired with hidden recorders to protect ourselves???

14 posted on 02/03/2006 6:01:01 AM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Animal Rights Activist Advisory: No French Person Was Injured In The Writing Of This Post)
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To: Blue Turtle

"I'd like a taco grande and a coke"
"Que?"
"Taco grande and a coke?"
"Que?"
"GIVE ME A TACO GRANDE AND A GODDAM COKE!!"
"Que?"
.........


15 posted on 02/03/2006 6:01:10 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Blue Turtle

I am nothing but nice to the people who handle my food.


16 posted on 02/03/2006 6:01:42 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

LOL


Smart move!


17 posted on 02/03/2006 6:02:49 AM PST by blastbaby
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To: Blue Turtle

"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."

This guy is probably NOT trolling for a lawsuit and settlement, right?


18 posted on 02/03/2006 6:02:59 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Blue Turtle

Where was this? In the US or Canada?

So now its actually a crime, huh? Does this mean rappers who call whites "crackers", etc.. are going to be arrested?


19 posted on 02/03/2006 6:02:59 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: Jack Black

Iran.


20 posted on 02/03/2006 6:04:27 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Blue Turtle

Where did you find this article? Please provide a link.


21 posted on 02/03/2006 6:06:28 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: bill1952

Enfield CT....about a half hour from Hartford, CT.


22 posted on 02/03/2006 6:07:06 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: GarySpFc
"Welcome to the new America."

I move from Northern California and worked as a police volunteer on weekends. In CA you'll be looking at jail time for any disagreement you have with a minority. If there is a disturbance and they call the cops -- whatever minority will play the race card. It is just how it works and as you say THE NEW AMERIKA.

23 posted on 02/03/2006 6:07:17 AM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Animal Rights Activist Advisory: No French Person Was Injured In The Writing Of This Post)
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To: Admin Moderator

I can't find this on the site at all.


24 posted on 02/03/2006 6:07:19 AM PST by Xenophobic Alien (At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world)
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To: Pessimist

"Does this mean rappers who call whites "crackers", etc.. "

Ok, time for the obligatory whine. EVERYONE is a minority except for white Christian males. The wcm is the only group you can feel free to assault, and abuse as much as you see fit. After all, the wcm is the source of all problems in the world right? /< whine>


25 posted on 02/03/2006 6:07:52 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Wolfie
I am nothing but nice to the people who handle my food.

That's a good policy. If I were a cop, I don't think I'd be going to drive throughs in uniform, either. There are a lot of idiots out there.

26 posted on 02/03/2006 6:08:49 AM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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To: Blue Turtle
...ridicule on account of race, creed or color ...

1st Amendment? We don' need no steenkin' 1st Amendment!! Vamanos, amigos!!!

27 posted on 02/03/2006 6:09:34 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Xenophobic Alien
This has got to be a joke..

I'm sorry, in Enfield joking is also a crime.

28 posted on 02/03/2006 6:10:44 AM PST by shezza (6 -- and counting)
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To: Pessimist

In Pennsylvania this would be a felony... no time to post link, but new law passed a year or so ago says that any misdemenor (breach of peace) is elevated to felony if there is any component to the crime involving protected groups (which even includes the obese, so in PA if he had said, Hey Fat A&* hurry up with my order, it would still be a felony)... Of course, the laws are written so that you don't need to show intent (thanks to the WOD and decades of precedents) welcome to Amerika comrade...


29 posted on 02/03/2006 6:11:20 AM PST by LambSlave (The truth will set you free)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

sounds like the soviet union


30 posted on 02/03/2006 6:12:22 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: Blue Turtle

I've been all over the site you listed and can't find this article anywhere.


31 posted on 02/03/2006 6:13:13 AM PST by Xenophobic Alien (At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world)
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To: Blue Turtle

This sort of doesn't remind me of the Mohommad cartoon in Denmark.


32 posted on 02/03/2006 6:14:32 AM PST by countorlock (But thy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me,)
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To: Blue Turtle
Incident at Taco Bell Leads to Charges

For some reason, I'm reminded of the Warren Zevon song....."I went home with the waitress / the way I always do / How was I to know / she was with the Russians too.... Send lawyers, guns, and money...."

33 posted on 02/03/2006 6:15:40 AM PST by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Jamelle is a "he".


34 posted on 02/03/2006 6:16:04 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: randog
"I'd like a taco grande and a coke" "Que?"

It's always fun to order in Spanish at the Taco Bell.

35 posted on 02/03/2006 6:17:31 AM PST by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: Blue Turtle

"has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color"

Calling the ACLU, Calling the ACLU -- hmmm, no answer.


36 posted on 02/03/2006 6:17:50 AM PST by MajorityOfOne
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To: Xenophobic Alien

Went to link in post 3 and found it right away. Second story down.


37 posted on 02/03/2006 6:20:25 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Grrr..

Must be too early..

(or too much wine last night)


38 posted on 02/03/2006 6:21:57 AM PST by Xenophobic Alien (At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world)
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To: Xenophobic Alien
I've been all over the site you listed and can't find this article anywhere.

News Briefs

Scroll down to "Incident At Taco Bell Leads To Charges"

39 posted on 02/03/2006 6:24:13 AM PST by holymoly (Ahhhhh. Beer so cold it hurts my teeth.)
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To: brownsfan

YO, Quiero Taco Bell.

Who you calling queer sucka! I'm suing.


40 posted on 02/03/2006 6:25:22 AM PST by dblshot
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To: Blue Turtle

A relative that manages a restaurant in a changing neighborhood many times tells me horror stories of trying to manage a business where the customers, (a protected class of minorities who just happen to have a month out of every year dedicated to that protected class), are ruining the business, which will utlimately result in the businees having to close, just as other nearby businesses have been forced to do.

Food servers are refusing to apply for jobs at the restaurant due to the ill-mannered, thoughtless so-called customers that harrass the servers verbally and sometimes physically. These so-called customers refuse to tip, so the management is forced to apply a small surcharge on groups of more thant eight persons. However, that has caused near riots in the restaurant by these same "customers."

What a shame, but this is happening all over our country today.


41 posted on 02/03/2006 6:25:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Blue Turtle

Can you say, "probable cause"?


42 posted on 02/03/2006 6:27:30 AM PST by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: LambSlave
What evidence is needed to find a person guilty? Just the say-so of the member of a protected group that the other person said something offensive?

I remember the Reginald Denny case in LA during the Rodney King riots in 1992--his attackers just made up the charge that he had used a racial epithet before they attacked him. And the case of the guy in Todd County, Kentucky, who was shot to death for having a Confederate flag on his pickup, back about 1994--also accused of using the "N-word" without any cause to believe that the accusation was true. (The New Yorker ran an article essentially justifying the killing, by the author who published Confederates in the Attic.)

43 posted on 02/03/2006 6:27:49 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Blue Turtle
has been charged with "ridicule on account of race, creed or color" and second-degree breach of peace.

I sure hope the charges aren't ratcheted up to "felony causing of hurt feelings".

44 posted on 02/03/2006 6:31:12 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Verginius Rufus
What evidence is needed to find a person guilty? Just the say-so of the member of a protected group that the other person said something offensive?

This would appear to be the case; I haven't read any transcripts from prosecutions to say for sure... but the way the law is worded I don't see how else it could be established.

45 posted on 02/03/2006 6:33:45 AM PST by LambSlave (The truth will set you free)
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Farrelly banged on the drive-through window and called the Taco Bell attendant, Jamelle Byrd, a racial epithet

"You racial epithet!! Where's my order?"

46 posted on 02/03/2006 6:38:24 AM PST by NRA1995 (GOOOOOOO STEELERS!!!)
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To: Blue Turtle
"Farrelly banged on the drive-through window and called the Taco Bell attendant, Jamelle Byrd, a racial epithet, according to the warrant."

As in, "Hey, you racial epithet!!!!".

Unbelievable!

47 posted on 02/03/2006 6:40:06 AM PST by Ku Commando
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To: brownsfan
It'll just be one more step towards dismantling that evil constitution thing.

John Titor says that we will lose our constitution before we break up into 5 autonomous states.

48 posted on 02/03/2006 6:41:12 AM PST by i.l.e. (Tagline - this space for sale....)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
sounds like the soviet union

It would be interesting to find out if just plain talking back and crass speech behaviour was ever punished as seriously as political protest in the USSR.

49 posted on 02/03/2006 6:43:55 AM PST by i.l.e. (Tagline - this space for sale....)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
"sounds like the soviet union"

Amerika now has the highest rate of incarcertaion in the world, having surpassed Russia. 93% of the prison population is male, according to "The Sentencing Project." Over 60% of those incarcertaed have no High School education, but gender feminists still get quotas under Title IX to further advance their domination of educational facilities. You have the Feminazis Democrats to thank for a lot of this. The tyranny of Political Correctness is the spawn of our educational institutions, which are dominated with liberal and gender feminist faculty and administration. Here is a new book by David Horowitz further underscoring how commie campuses are destroying America,The Professors

50 posted on 02/03/2006 6:48:56 AM PST by MensRightsActivist
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