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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER 'RACIST LANGUAGE' AT TACO BELL
Drudge Report ^ | February 3, 2006

Posted on 02/03/2006 11:07:42 AM PST by Irontank

A woman accused of using racial epithets while waiting for food at a Connecticut 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 1984; 1stamendment; billofrights; constitutionlist; doubleplusgood; freespeech; govwatch; libertarians; ministryoftruth; thoughtcrime; thoughtpolice
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...has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color

What about ridicule on account of weight?...or looks...or stature...or intelligence? Maybe we should outlaw all ridicule

1 posted on 02/03/2006 11:07:45 AM PST by Irontank
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To: Irontank

How could this happen in Connecticut???? They are all so lovey dovey kum-ba-yah liberal utopia there. Right? right?


2 posted on 02/03/2006 11:08:58 AM PST by jsk10
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To: Irontank

Yep more and more speech police.


3 posted on 02/03/2006 11:09:24 AM PST by JLS
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To: Irontank

??????????????


4 posted on 02/03/2006 11:09:30 AM PST by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: Irontank

"Maybe we should outlaw all ridicule"

But then DU weould be out of business.... :)


5 posted on 02/03/2006 11:09:44 AM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Irontank

Use of disapproved terminology. Tsk, tsk. Throw the book at her.


6 posted on 02/03/2006 11:10:32 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Irontank
"...has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color"

What!!

Oy vey!

7 posted on 02/03/2006 11:10:59 AM PST by blues_guitarist (Ez. 38 & 39 <--- It's closer than you think!)
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To: jsk10

"How could this happen in Connecticut????"




Sounds more like Sweden.


8 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:02 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Irontank
Maybe we should outlaw all ridicule

The "Self-Esteem" society would like just that. Except for the ridicule they use on those who oppose them.

9 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:15 AM PST by kevkrom ("...no one has ever successfully waged a war against stupidity" - Orson Scott Card)
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To: All

Notice the last sentence where it says that this guy Byrd was involved in previous similar incidents.


10 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:32 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Irontank

"WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER 'RACIST LANGUAGE' AT TACO BELL "

Viewed in a certain light, Taco Bell food is an ethnic slur.


11 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:43 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: gondramB
But then DU weould be out of business....

True...and all of those who are obsessed with mocking the President...how would they fill their days?

12 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:45 AM PST by Irontank (Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty -- John Adams)
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To: blues_guitarist

She needs to get a lawyer and sue for false arrest.


13 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:49 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Irontank

Why dont they just call it Thoughtcrime! The Ministry of Truth has to approve what we think and say.


14 posted on 02/03/2006 11:11:55 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Irontank; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

In a similar expericence, I was thrown out of the 7-11 after venting my frustration at the clerk not being able to locate Camel Filters in a box, by calling him a "chalupa".

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

16 posted on 02/03/2006 11:12:47 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: JLS

Truly, what ever has happened to Freedom of Speech?!


17 posted on 02/03/2006 11:12:59 AM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: Irontank

Anyone who goes to Taco Smell should be arrested!


18 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:04 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: Bobkk47

Yep - the guy at the window has a history that is supposed to prclude him from being in the situation, yet the customer gets arrested...


19 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:15 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: Irontank
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

What's happening lately?!!!! Are cops taking stupid pills or something?
20 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:26 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: Irontank
"... Maybe we should outlaw all ridicule."

That's just so stupid!!

Uh oh...

;o)
21 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:52 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: Irontank

Does this mean we can finally have hollyweird types arrested for ridiculing Christians? How about other MSM types?


22 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:56 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: Irontank
...charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.

I think THIS is ridiculous! You can be charged with ridicule now?? You hurt my feelings, I'm going to have you arrested... (You owe me an apologicky!)

23 posted on 02/03/2006 11:14:12 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Democrat since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Ask me about FReeper Folders*)
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To: Irontank

I must have missed the disclaimer in the Bill of Rights where it says, "not valid in Connecticut." I can maybe see a charge of disorderly conduct, but no way is the act of ridiculing someone on the basis of race, religion, or anything else illegal.


25 posted on 02/03/2006 11:14:48 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Irontank
I've heard lots of reports of "being cursed at " that do not pan out. I remember an employee where I work who was written up by his supervisor for dicking off all day. The employee tried to appeal to me that the supervisor "cursed at him". Turned out he'd said something like "I told you two to stop talking and get to work, dammit!" I let him fill out his little "appeal" form, but I told him the "cursing" complaint was pretty lightweight stuff.

People who make complaints make it sound as if they were called every name in the book, when oftentimes, it was just a "hell" or "damn" that was uttered.

26 posted on 02/03/2006 11:15:18 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Meadows Place, TX-"Tom DeLay Country")
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To: Irontank

What did she say? Did she call the clerk a street-Arab?


27 posted on 02/03/2006 11:15:24 AM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: Irontank
has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color

Some people have about as much respect for the First Amendment as they do the Second Amendment.

28 posted on 02/03/2006 11:16:03 AM PST by holymoly (Ahhhhh. Beer so cold it hurts my teeth.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

There was the problem, he took the word Camel as an affront to his favorite mode of transportation.


29 posted on 02/03/2006 11:16:41 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Owl_Eagle

Amazing! It's hardly believable that you have a 7-11 clerk who would even know what a chalupa was.


30 posted on 02/03/2006 11:17:03 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Owl_Eagle
"In a similar expericence, I was thrown out of the 7-11 after venting my frustration at the clerk not being able to locate Camel Filters in a box, by calling him a "chalupa"."

They threw you out for that? I know you have called people way worse than that.

31 posted on 02/03/2006 11:17:54 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: martin_fierro
Viewed in a certain light, Taco Bell food is an ethnic slur.

Ahem...Viewed in ANY light. Why do you think Taco Bell does so much business after dark? What the gringo gordo can't see won't hurt him.
33 posted on 02/03/2006 11:18:59 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: gondramB

As would FR.


34 posted on 02/03/2006 11:20:01 AM PST by dmz
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To: Irontank
This whole situation is idiotic. If two people get into an argument and one is a preferred minority, all they have to do is accuse the other of making a racial comment and the other is arrested.

I guarantee it has happened many times, although it doesn't always end in arrest.

35 posted on 02/03/2006 11:20:53 AM PST by yarddog
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To: Owl_Eagle
Better yet...Maybe when you ordered a pack of camels in the box he thought you wanted to 'pack his camels box'.
36 posted on 02/03/2006 11:21:14 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Irontank

Sounds like the state of Connecticut has a lot in common with the Islamofascists who want to blow people up for printing some cartoons they don't like.


37 posted on 02/03/2006 11:21:26 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: rabid_libertarian
The constitution gives me the right to say what I want, but if I say something meant to incite, I need to accept responsibility for peoples response.

She's charged with a breach of the peace. Actions are criminal, not insults.

38 posted on 02/03/2006 11:21:42 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: yarddog

this was posted earlier this morning on FR.


39 posted on 02/03/2006 11:21:50 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Irontank
charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.

So sayeth the Ministry of Love.

40 posted on 02/03/2006 11:22:19 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (What? Me worry?)
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To: Irontank

No matter what the truth is here, I can say that, after working in restaurants for many years, it's never wise to trash out the people who are preparing your food, regardless of the circumstances.


41 posted on 02/03/2006 11:22:37 AM PST by Mase
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To: HEY4QDEMS
***What's happening lately?!!!! Are cops taking stupid pills or something?***

No, just following "the law".

Byrd could have pulled a knife and sliced up Jennifer's face, BUT if she responded with the "N" word, she'd be off to prison. The Mayor would then apologize to Byrd - after the parade held in his honor to help restore his self esteem.

42 posted on 02/03/2006 11:22:53 AM PST by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: the anti-liberal
The 1st amendment has been pushing up daisies for awhile now. This is yet another excruciating example.
43 posted on 02/03/2006 11:22:55 AM PST by beeler ("When you’re running down my country, Hoss you’re walking on the fighting side of me.")
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Chalupa = Abomination


44 posted on 02/03/2006 11:22:57 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Hate to bring it up...but, ya' think the race of the officer may have influenced the decision to arrest?


46 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:02 AM PST by aligncare ("I liked the movie but, there just wasn't enough cursing")
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To: Bobkk47

Yup...

What are the chances of that?


47 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:20 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: martin_fierro

48 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:32 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Owl_Eagle

I've been thrown outta better places than 7-11!


49 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:33 AM PST by PaulJ
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To: Irontank
What about ridicule on account of weight?...or looks...or stature...or intelligence? Maybe we should outlaw all ridicule

You're breathing in my air space......you inhaler-exhaler!!!

50 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:51 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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