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Mentally disabled man beaten for saying, “Hey, I like your shirt”
WOKV.com ^ | 7-6-2011 | Kevin Rincon

Posted on 07/06/2011 9:21:44 AM PDT by Route797

Jacksonville, FL —

A Publix employee was attacked after complimenting a man with a Georgia Bulldogs T-shirt.

26-year-old James Wall said, “Hey, I like your shirt,” and that’s all it took for Ryan Keys to beat Wall outside of a Northside Publix.

The attack happened Friday at the Publix on Duval Station Road, but the details were not made public until recently.

Our news partner Channel 4 says Wall, the mentally disabled man was punched in the face so hard it knocked his two front teeth out; the teeth were found 10-12 feet from where he was laying.

Police described Keys as 6’4, 275 lbs.

Keys fled the scene in his brother’s car. Police later arrested the attacked at their home and was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crime; florida; georgia; moralabsolutes; ryankeys; thug; violence
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That Ryan Keys is one big bad man, isn't he?

I hope they throw the book at him.

1 posted on 07/06/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

I hope they throw the jail at him.


2 posted on 07/06/2011 9:25:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Route797

Assuming the story is correct, they should lynch the scumbag who did this. No society needs such vermin in their midst.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

Been seeing a lot of stories of violence on drudge and freerepublic...if you take God out of our institutions, glorify violence and sex, promote and reward bad behavior, allow criminals from other countries in to our homeland....this is the net result.


4 posted on 07/06/2011 9:29:02 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Route797

“I hope they throw the book at him.”

With the injury it should rise to a felony level. It will all depend on the local jurisdiction as to whether it puts the offender in jail for some years or is a mere ritual “naughty-naughty, now apologize” court proceeding.

If the place is guided by what Colin Powell lauded as “urban values”, this won’t amount to anything.


5 posted on 07/06/2011 9:29:22 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Route797
Police later arrested the attacked at their home and was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

Hey, Kevin! Speak much English?

6 posted on 07/06/2011 9:29:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Route797

They Keys' brothers booking photo (that's Ryan on the left).

7 posted on 07/06/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: Route797
knocked his two front teeth out; the teeth were found 10-12 feet from where he was laying. ..

That's some punch! Reminds me of the hardest punch EVER...

8 posted on 07/06/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: wastedyears

I hope they drop the fracking jail on top of him. What he did was uncalled for. Absolutely inexcusable.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 9:30:27 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Gena Bukin

Steroids and inbreeding are a bad combination.


10 posted on 07/06/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Gena Bukin

He even looks like a scumbag.


11 posted on 07/06/2011 9:32:39 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Route797

If the attacker said anything about the victim being mentally disabled ( the unpleasant “R” word among others), it’s a Federal Hate Crime.


12 posted on 07/06/2011 9:33:05 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Route797

>>>Police described Keys as 6’4, 275 lbs. (6 feet, 4 what?)

Keys fled the scene in his brother’s car. Police later arrested the ATTACKED at their home AND WAS charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest.<<<

If there is not a job opening for a web editor at WOKV.com, there ought to be.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 9:35:08 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Psalm 144

In NYS, this would be misdemeanor assault. Not sure about FL.


14 posted on 07/06/2011 9:35:33 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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jackass is smiling in his booking photo, wtf???


15 posted on 07/06/2011 9:36:13 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Gena Bukin

A pair of real winners! We have to bring back whipping, the pillory and stocks to punish this type of crime. Twenty Five to fifty lashes with a cat-o-nine tails would help the fat boy.


16 posted on 07/06/2011 9:36:19 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Route797

Publix and Winn-Dixie both do a wonderful thing by employing some mentally slow folks as baggers and stockers. God Bless them for it.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 9:37:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Gena Bukin

dueling banjos


18 posted on 07/06/2011 9:37:54 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Gena Bukin
I look at the dude on the right and this is who I see


19 posted on 07/06/2011 9:38:27 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Route797
Comment at the site of the news article.

Posted by Kaygeeone at 10:32 a.m. July 6, 2011 As a father of 2 children with Downs Syndrome I would like to let Ryan Keys know just how lucky he is. Because if that was my child you hit and knocked teeth out of....punk, the police would be needed to protect you from me. You are a coward. The lowest of the low. You rank down there with child rapists in my book. There is nothing that the victum could have said to provoke such an attack! I hope they keep your punk a$$ locked up for a very long time. K.Silvers

20 posted on 07/06/2011 9:39:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: Blue Turtle

Don’t forget teaching people that they’re nothing but an accident of DNA, descended from animals, and nothing more than a glorified animal themselves.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 9:40:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Blue Turtle

Matthew 24:12
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.


22 posted on 07/06/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Gena Bukin

“Hello, my name iz Ryan Keys and I got the intelligunce of a ice cube!


23 posted on 07/06/2011 9:40:27 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Gena Bukin


24 posted on 07/06/2011 9:40:34 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Gena Bukin

Given his actions and looks...I’d say the mentally-disabled victim was certainly the smarter of the two.


25 posted on 07/06/2011 9:40:53 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: Route797
For a viciously attacking a defenseless person...the death penalty.
26 posted on 07/06/2011 9:41:43 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: raygunfan

“smiling in his booking photo”

He’s probably proud of himself.

On the other hand, I’d probably do the same if I was to get booked for something. Tom Delay lesson: Don’t let them have an unfortunate picture of you to flash around the web.

On the other other hand, if I was to get booked for something I might have the right to smile, but I might not have the ability. :)


27 posted on 07/06/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Route797

More details in this story was too much work for the reporter.

Was Keys the man wearing the shirt at the time? Or was he someone who got ticked off because he heard the man say it to another customer. Maybe he doesn’t like the team?


28 posted on 07/06/2011 9:45:23 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Route797
Found this at jailbase.com:

RYAN ALLEN KEYS

Booked by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Jul. 01, 2011 for Obstruction, Other
Gender: M
Race: W
Height: 6 04
Weight: 275
Eyes: BLUE
Hair: BLONDE/STRAWBERRY
Facility: PDF
Age: 27
Charges:
* RESISTING OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE TO HIS OR HER PERSON
* AGGRAVATED BATTERY - CAUSE GREAT BODILY HARM, PERMANENT DISABILITY OR DISFIGUREMENT

Booked by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 27, 2011 for: Other
Gender: M
Race: W
Age: 27 (on date of arrest)
Height: 6 04
Weight: 270
Charges:
* 901.31 FAILURE TO APPEAR-WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR

Booked by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Jan. 23, 2011 for: Other
Gender: M
Race: W
Height: 6 02
Weight: 270
Eyes: BROWN
Hair: UNKNOWN
Facility: PDF
Age: 27
Charges:
* FTA - FAILURE OF DEFENDANT ON BAIL TO APPEAR / CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR
29 posted on 07/06/2011 9:45:43 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Probably also has a lot to do with the guy just being a rotten jerk. There have been people like that all over the world, throughout history.


30 posted on 07/06/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Route797

A chain gang for a few years breaking rocks in the heat of the summer, would be a good thing for this piece of human debris.


31 posted on 07/06/2011 9:49:39 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Real hope and change comes in January 2013)
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To: submarinerswife
I wondered who wore the shirt, too.

My guess is Ryan Keys is a Gator fan and somebody else was wearing the GA shirt.

32 posted on 07/06/2011 9:49:58 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Route797

Very sad story. Depending on the retarded man’s mental capacity, how would one explain to him “why?” Why did he get hurt for simply being friendly and telling someone he liked his shirt? Should a parent or close friend tell him to stop socializing with people completely unless he knew them very well? At our local grocery stores, we have Down Syndrome adults who bag groceries or pack the cars. They are very social and so happy to help someone. It infuriates me to think some jerk hurt a person based on a birth defect.


33 posted on 07/06/2011 9:50:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Gena Bukin

THIS white boy’s “WHITE TRASH DETECTOR” just pegged so hard the needle wrapped around the upper limit pin.


34 posted on 07/06/2011 9:53:57 AM PDT by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE!)
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To: Route797

Hope the book gets thrown at him.


35 posted on 07/06/2011 9:54:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Route797

to be honest, I’d like to see a Judge sentence each of these clowns to 87,600 hours of community service specifically serving the mentally disabled in their area.

That’d be 24/7/365 for ten years, which ‘d pretty much guarantee they’d be serving that community for the rest of their lives.


37 posted on 07/06/2011 9:59:45 AM PDT by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE!)
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To: stuartcr

I would normally agree, but it seems this is happening all over more and more frequently (dodgers game, chicago riots, beach fight, etc).


38 posted on 07/06/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Route797

Cowardly scumbag.


39 posted on 07/06/2011 10:00:22 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

More proof (as if i were needed) that Facebook often serves as a megaphone for retards.


40 posted on 07/06/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: JoeDetweiler

How...poetic?


41 posted on 07/06/2011 10:03:13 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: JoeDetweiler

He’s trying to be Phil Anselmo, formerly of Pantera.
I’m a metalhead, but Anselmo’s later work gives me the image of someone in East Texas minding a meth lab.


42 posted on 07/06/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Route797
They can fix this poor kids teeth, but the psychological damage may end up being much more difficult to overcome. He did nothing wrong and was severely punished for it. That is difficult to reconcile for people with normal mental function. Hopefully he won't withdraw because of this.
43 posted on 07/06/2011 10:08:01 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Route797

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2o3QWwwQLI&feature=player_embedded


44 posted on 07/06/2011 10:16:11 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: JoeDetweiler

Think maybe the guy is a nihilist?


45 posted on 07/06/2011 10:23:22 AM PDT by ngat
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To: momtothree

Even kids have to have the concept of evil explained to them at some point.


46 posted on 07/06/2011 10:27:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Travis McGee
Publix and Winn-Dixie both do a wonderful thing by employing some mentally slow folks as baggers and stockers

I bet anything that the regular customers know this employee by name. We have a Publix a few blocks away and we are in there at least 3 times a week. We know the baggers by name.

They also employ the nicest retired people too. These people stay with the company long term.

Publix is a classy company on many levels.

47 posted on 07/06/2011 10:32:40 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Biggirl
Hope the book a brick gets thrown at him.

Fixed it.

48 posted on 07/06/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: MrB

“Even kids ... concept of evil explained to them”

Perhaps you are right. I guess it depends on the mental age of the person. Recently, my five year old had her little “Hello Kitty” purse stolen from her at a store. One of those things... she set it down on the ground, forgot it a minute, and it was gone. I tried to explain that some people are bad, want to take things that aren’t theirs etc... We aren’t at the age of understanding yet. She still believes all people are like us... wouldn’t steal. Sad in a way that her innocence will be lost in the next couple of years with the understanding that there are really bad people but such is life and reality.


49 posted on 07/06/2011 10:37:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ryan71

Somehow, I have a feeling he didn’t get accepted to UF.


50 posted on 07/06/2011 10:39:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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