Wingnut Goes Berserk; Beats United States Military Woman At Georgia Cracker Barrel

Via cbsatlanta.com


Morrow police say surveillance video and witnesses caught a man beating a mother who is also a soldier and calling her racial slurs. Tasha Hill, a United States Army soldier, and her 7-year-old daughter Shiyenn both have a hard time talking about what happened to them at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on Southlake Plaza Drive in Morrow.

"I was thinking that it was my fault and that I shouldn’t have picked to go over there," said Shiyenn. Hill said they stopped at Cracker Barrel because her daughter wanted to eat there. When they were walking inside the restaurant, a big man police identified as Troy Dale West of Poulan, Ga., forced the door open and almost hit Shiyenn.

Hill said the 6'2", 215 lb. man started punching and kicking her because she said excuse me and because she is black. "[I said] 'Excuse me sir watch out you almost hit my daughter in the face.' He just came lighting fast came back at me with, 'You need to watch your f-n daughter,'" said Hill. Hill said that's what West said before his fists started pounding her. "He continued to punch and kick on me and called me vulgar names, called me a racial slur and then curse words," said Hill.

Morrow Police Commander Jimmy Callaway said the restaurant's surveillance video clearly shows West beating Hill in the restaurant's small entryway. "It’s clearly a shocking incident to where a man that’s twice the size of this female beats her down in front of the child," said Callaway.

Hill said her daughter seeing that hurts her more than the bruises and racial slurs. "That just really bothered me for her to see that. I want justice served I don’t want him to ever do this to anybody else," said Hill. Police charged West with cruelty to children, battery and disorderly conduct. He is out of jail on bond. Morrow Police would not release surveillance video of the incident because they have referred this case to the FBI to investigate it as a hate crime.

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36 comments:

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 3:37:00 PM  

Lock that pathetic excuse of a person, West, up in a fedeal prison for violent offenders for...LIFE. PUKE to him..better yet...to hell with him & all like him. Too bad Ms. Hill didn't use some Army as% kicking on the pile of excrement.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 3:39:00 PM  

Lock that pathetic excuse of a person, West, up in a fedeal prison for violent offenders for...LIFE. PUKE to him..better yet...to hell with him & all like him. Too bad Ms. Hill didn't use some Army as% kicking on the pile of excrement.

@2evolve2 (Twitter)

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 3:42:00 PM  

Lock that pathetic excuse of a person, West, up in a FEDERAL prison for violent offenders for...LIFE. PUKE to him..better yet...to hell with him & all like him. Too bad Ms. Hill didn't use some Army as% kicking on the pile of excrement. (spelling issues today)

@2evolve2 (Twitter)

J said... / Sep 15, 2009, 4:16:00 PM  

This is a story about a racist idiot, not a political story whatsoever. There's no mention of his political beliefs anywhere.

This is a political story:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/09/11/michigan.shooting/

This story doesn't get the attention from the netroots and Olberman, but the Tiller story got all the attention.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 4:24:00 PM  

I am glad this happened. All racist niggers need their asses beat. Did you hear about the black kids that just beat up a white kid on the school bus?

I am sure this will get censored ie..I have seen your Liberal Tweets. so, I am taking a screen shot to post after you censor. YOU CENSOR, YOU RECEIVE NO CREDIBILITY.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 4:42:00 PM  

It funny how people can talk so much trash behind a computer. I bet some on it that you will not show your face. You are a lame.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 5:01:00 PM  

FUCK NIGGER LOVERS LIKE THIS BITCH THAT RIGHTS THIS ASSFACE ARTICLE. DOWN WITH THE NIGGERS

Lars Olsson said... / Sep 15, 2009, 6:18:00 PM  

I can already hear the defense this guy's lawyer will put up:

Yoah honuh, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, ah kin only point out to y'all that the plaintiff, Ms. Hill, should'a KNOWED bettah than to set foot in an establishment actuallah CALLED the "Crackah Barrel." I ask you good people: what did Ms. Hill THINK would happen to her in such an establishment? Yoah Honuh, I move for immediate dismissal of all chahges on the grounds of ignoahin' natural laws an' such.

Codester said... / Sep 15, 2009, 7:01:00 PM  

"...I am sure this will get censored ie..I have seen your Liberal Tweets. so, I am taking a screen shot to post after you censor. YOU CENSOR, YOU RECEIVE NO CREDIBILITY..."

I've never ever censored anything. I'll let racist bigots speak for themselves.

What takes away from your credibility is your willingness to remain anonymous like a chickenshit after your racist rant.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 7:11:00 PM  

Hi Cody, I read your article last night and was really surprised to log back in today and see these comments. I myself would never use that language, but I do believe that Black folks are becoming more and more racist.

I don't agree with what this gentleman (if I can call him that) did, but I have ran across many black folks beating white folks for no reason. I live in Indiana and I must say, Black people here have a real problem with white folks.

Codester said... / Sep 15, 2009, 7:12:00 PM  

.@Cody_K Do you think your 'commenters' seriously think that guy could be a democrat? Or apolitical? They lie, is all they seem to do...
http://is.gd/3jAkl


I'm guessing that must be the implication "J" is trying to make, Laura. That we "bleeding heart" compassionate liberal Dems... are in the habit of beating down minority women in front of their children.

That guy doesn't LOOK like a teabagger at all... does he?

J said... / Sep 15, 2009, 7:44:00 PM  

"That we "bleeding heart" compassionate liberal Dems... are in the habit of beating down minority women in front of their children."

I made no such implication. Racism and targeting people on the basis of race is a shitty thing and should be condemned by all. But twisting it into a political story when it isn't is shameful until you've got definite proof that he is in fact a conservative, libertarian, or a member of the Republican party.

Codester said... / Sep 15, 2009, 7:53:00 PM  

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/09/11/michigan.shooting/
This story doesn't get the attention from the netroots and Olberman...


Are you sure...? If you never watch... how exactly would you even know what Maddow or Olbermann cover?

http://is.gd/3jEz3

http://is.gd/3jEoi

J said... / Sep 15, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

"Are you sure...? If you never watch... how exactly would you even know what Maddow or Olbermann cover?"

if they covered it...it probably paled in comparison to the attention that they played the Tiller murder and blamed Fox News for nutjobs who do that kind of stuff.

Codester said... / Sep 15, 2009, 9:01:00 PM  

After a decade of "Tiller the baby killer" demonization from O'Reilly? You joking?

Some of the things O'Reilly has said of Tiller, according to Salon:

* He "destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000."

* He's guilty of "Nazi stuff,"

* a moral equivalent to NAMBLA and al-Qaida

* "This is the kind of stuff that happened in Mao's China, Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union"

* "operating a death mill"

* "has blood on his hands"

* "executing babies about to be born"

Read Winant's full article here.

OK. So, I'm the fascist, I'm the bad guy, I'm the problem. Not Tiller. No, he -- no, no, no. He's a good guy. Now, Tiller's pumping all kinds of money into obviously the attorney general race. He wants the guy that's gonna let him off the hook to win. Those of you listening in Kansas, you ought to know that. You know, I don't -- I'm not gonna tell you who to vote for. You guys know these guys better than I do, but I tell you what, anything Tiller wants, I'm voting the other way. And if I could get my hands on Tiller -- well, you know. Can't be vigilantes. Can't do that. It's just a figure of speech.~Bill O'Reilly

"...Can't be vigilantes. Can't do that you silly crazies out there, don't you know, *wink wink* ...don't do anything drastic, cause that would be wrong..."

Yeah, I suppose pointing the finger in his direction was entirely out of line.

J said... / Sep 15, 2009, 10:15:00 PM  

"Yeah, I suppose pointing the finger in his direction was entirely out of line."

It is out of line. O'Reilly rags on Barney Frank a lot too. If somebody killed Barney Frank tomorrow, I'm supposed to assume that the killing was based on O'Reilly's Barney Frank rants? That's insane.

If, on the other hand..O'Reilly actually came out and said "If you see Tiller on the street, kill, him", then you and Winant would have a point. Then he'd be inciting violence. Until then, it's a total stretch. And even if that were the case, where's the proof that the murderer watched O'Reilly? Tiller's murder is the fault of Tiller's murderer, no one else's.

Anonymous said... / Sep 15, 2009, 11:37:00 PM  

Know anything about this guy other than what the woman who was involved said?

No?

Didn't think so.

I don't know what happened there. I wasn't there. But I would imagine in order for this incident to take place there was FAR more to the story than the oh-so-polite version of events that the victim is telling now.

This guy might be a little racist. Its not uncommon in the area where he's from. But he is not a crazy racist who goes around beating on people for no reason. He's a respected community member and business owner who employs people of several races. I know him, know of him, and suspect that there is FAR more to this story than him just going off on someone who was being so very nice to him.

I can't help but believe that the story that this woman is telling has little to do with what was actually said and the version of events. This isn't really a racist story, its not a political story, but its a very strange story that I believe will continue to unfold.

Codester said... / Sep 16, 2009, 12:34:00 AM  

Anonymous said...
he is not a crazy racist who goes around beating on people for no reason

Dude, I don't give a shit what she might have said to him... there is no damn reason for a guy twice her size to be seen on a videotape punching a woman in the head in front of her child. Much less a United States Soldier. WHAT the FUCK is wrong with you people?

"This guy might be a little racist... but it isn't really a racist story."

That's pretty fuckin weak Mr. No-Damn-Credibility AT ALL.

Codester said... / Sep 16, 2009, 12:39:00 AM  

J said...
"...If, on the other hand..O'Reilly actually came out and said "If you see Tiller on the street, kill, him", then you and Winant would have a point..."

No, then we would have a case. I'm not talking about prosecution of Bill O'Reilly. I'm talking about a clear distinction of who that killer looked to for justification of his actions.

"Ragging" on Barney Frank is hardly equivalent to the way O'Reilly treated Tiller for better than a decade.

Codester said... / Sep 16, 2009, 12:49:00 AM  

It's amazing to me, the links you morons will go to... to deny racism or hate crimes.

I can't think of a single situation in my lifetime, where one of you came out and said...

"Goddamn, that's some crazy ass wingnut racism, right there"

What's it gonna take? What do you backwoods inbred morons need? Somebody on the evening news with a shotgun or a noose in one hand and black person in the other... saying "I hate N*ggers!" all at the same time?

Seriously... how far will you go to deny what that restaurant manager is telling you he saw happening on a videotape, to defend the piece of shit in the photo up there, huh?

Un-fuckin-believable.

Now that you said all the vile shit you just said above to justify your assertions... go ahead and assume you have the balls to say something about my language. Go ahead.

J said... / Sep 16, 2009, 1:21:00 AM  

Codester said...

"No, then we would have a case. I'm not talking about prosecution of Bill O'Reilly. I'm talking about a clear distinction of who that killer looked to for justification of his actions."

I'm not talking about prosecution either, it was a hypothetical instance. You are trying to say that O'Reilly's rants incited the murder of Tiller, right? I say bullshit unless you can prove that his murderer was some O'Reilly fan and even then it's bullshit. In other words, you have no proof, you want to bash a Fox News host for stuff he's not responsible for.

If you slap me in the face for being a "wingnut", am I supposed to blame it on you or Keith Olbermann? I'd blame you, especially if Olbermann never said, "Hey, next time you meet a right winger, slap the shit outta him!"

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:02:00 PM  

U can't fight with ignorant stupid ass racist who are big and brave around women and children or when they are in the majority man to man face to face they are a bunch of fucking cowards as well as there dead punk ass forefathers!!!!!

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:14:00 PM  

I've need seen this blog, and can't believe what I'm reading. I am a Black female who doesn't use the race card, but this was clearly a hate crime. To the persons in the above posts who used the N-word, I will pray for you and your kind because you need it. I wonder what would happen if you racists woke up in a hospital, only to see Black medical staff attending to your needs. You are truly pathetic!!!!

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:18:00 PM  

AS a trained US soldier she should have kicked his ass.

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:21:00 PM  

I've never seen this blog, and can't believe what I'm reading. I am a Black female who doesn't use the race card, but this was clearly a hate crime. To the persons in the above posts who used the N-word, I will pray for you and your kind because you need it. I wonder what would happen if you racists woke up in a hospital, only to see Black medical staff attending to your needs. You are truly pathetic!!!

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:31:00 PM  

Please make sure this man never sees the light of day. Better would be to hang him from a tree, and light him up with gasoline. Let's see this piece of white trash suffer to the ultimate degree.

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:33:00 PM  

Is this going to be tried in one of those backward southern states like Mississippi or something? Some of those southern states are an embarrassment to America.

Anonymous said... / Sep 16, 2009, 7:57:00 PM  

I'm watching CNN and race is the topic. Anyone who thought that the election of a Black President would suddenly end racism, is living on another planet. Racism has reared it's ugly head, and unfortunately, is just another part of society. So sad!!

Anonymous said... / Sep 17, 2009, 12:43:00 AM  

She allegedly SPAT IN HIS FACE.

Before he touched her.

She also allegedly threatened him with her "military training."

But nothing happened until she went after him, verbally accosted him and SPAT ON HIM.

So much for being an "innocent victim."

Anonymous said... / Sep 17, 2009, 12:47:00 AM  

If anything, its this woman who's racist. She went after this white guy and assaulted and battered him. Where's the hate crime shit there?

Codester said... / Sep 17, 2009, 2:33:00 AM  

Anonymous coward said "...nothing happened until she went after him, verbally accosted him and SPAT ON HIM..."

Because you say so? Care to provide some references to where you're getting this info...? As if it even lends credibility to why a man should beat a woman ever.

Codester said... / Sep 17, 2009, 2:47:00 AM  

"The man slung open the door pretty hard and fast and I had to push my daughter out of the way," Hill told CNN affiliate WSB-TV. "I turned to the man and I just said, 'Excuse me sir, you need to watch yourself; you almost hit my daughter in the face.' And from there it just went downhill."

West, according to the police report, admitted striking Hill "after she spit on me and accused me of trying to hit her daughter with a door."

Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, Hill and her attorney, Kip Jones, denied that she spat on West. Jones said he saw surveillance video of the incident.

"At no point did Ms. Hill do anything to provoke the attack. She did not spit on Mr. West. She spoke to him. He attacked her," Jones said.

Police say Hill stated that "West punched her in the left cheek, forehead, kicked her body in several places, and punched her head in many areas several times."

The Cracker Barrel's manager told police he stepped between West and Hill to stop the alleged assault.

"The language was vile. It was racist. It was sexist. It was completely offensive, completely unprovoked," Jones said.

http://is.gd/3mOmS

Ina said... / Sep 17, 2009, 11:13:00 PM  

When we see the video, we'll see what really happened. Until then, all the information you're getting is that from the news. People from the area where this guy is from are more interested in just "poor polite lady got beat down" and actually listen to the information he provided to the police.

I'm not a coward. I'm also not an idiot who believes that a couple of news reports from one side are telling the whole story.

Ina said... / Sep 17, 2009, 11:15:00 PM  

What the hell do you expect her lawyer to say? That the provoked an attack when he's trying to get a crapton of sympathy for her that she might not deserve?

Assault and battery, if the video shows that, are the charges SHE should face.

Along with the civil suits for defamation of character.

Codester said... / Sep 18, 2009, 1:03:00 AM  

Ina said... What the hell do you expect her lawyer to say?

Frankly... what story did you expect the assailant to say?

Apparently several witnesses heard the racists shit he was yelling too.

J said... / Sep 19, 2009, 12:16:00 AM  

http://withintheblackcommunity.blogspot.com/2009/09/black-father-survives-infant-mortality.html


"For this dead Black man - time and time and time and time again the painful truth comes out:
IF YOU ARE BLACK PERSON WHO IS MURDERED BUT YOUR MURDERER IS NOT SOMEONE WHO IS USEFUL IN THE GAME OF POLITICS, RACE AND IDEOLOGY - it is simply "Tough Luck". You should have been killed by a White man and 'then we would be there for you'."

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