Skip to comments.Incident At Taco Bell Leads To Charges
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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has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.
I can't WAIT for 'hate speech' to be challenged on 1st amendment grounds.
Seems odd that that would be in the warrant for the arrest of Farrelly.
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.
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.
What state is this in? East Windsor? Ontario, Canada?
Where is Enfield?
This is America - we can say whatever we want. Even offensive epithets in poor taste. Not a criminal offense.
"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.
Good grief. What ever happened to just settling an affair of honor on the dueling grounds instead of running to the law?
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.
Hope this goes to the Supremes. Can you plead guilty to speed the appeal process?
This has got to be a joke..
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???
"I'd like a taco grande and a coke"
"Taco grande and a coke?"
"GIVE ME A TACO GRANDE AND A GODDAM COKE!!"
I am nothing but nice to the people who handle my food.
"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?
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?
Where did you find this article? Please provide a link.
Enfield CT....about a half hour from Hartford, CT.
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.
I can't find this on the site at all.
"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>
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.
1st Amendment? We don' need no steenkin' 1st Amendment!! Vamanos, amigos!!!
I'm sorry, in Enfield joking is also a crime.
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...
sounds like the soviet union
I've been all over the site you listed and can't find this article anywhere.
This sort of doesn't remind me of the Mohommad cartoon in Denmark.
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...."
Jamelle is a "he".
It's always fun to order in Spanish at the Taco Bell.
"has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color"
Calling the ACLU, Calling the ACLU -- hmmm, no answer.
Went to link in post 3 and found it right away. Second story down.
Must be too early..
(or too much wine last night)
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YO, Quiero Taco Bell.
Who you calling queer sucka! I'm suing.
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.
Can you say, "probable cause"?
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.)
I sure hope the charges aren't ratcheted up to "felony causing of hurt feelings".
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.
"You racial epithet!! Where's my order?"
As in, "Hey, you racial epithet!!!!".
John Titor says that we will lose our constitution before we break up into 5 autonomous states.
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.
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