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?