**UPDATE** Troy Dale West was indicted on felony charges including aggravated assault, battery and cruelty to children in the beating of Army Reservist Tashawnea Hill. He was ordered held without bond.**
Rush seems to believe that Barack Obama is responsible for a bunch of black kids beating up a white kid on a bus “while other black kids yell ‘right on.’” So would it be fair to say that Rush, Glenn Beck and the racial animus being whipped up by the right is to blame for this:
MORROW, Ga. — Morrow police said they arrested a man after he beat up a woman who asked him to “be careful” at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
Morrow police were called to the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Southlake Plaza Drive in Morrow Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers said they located the female victim and called for EMTs and Fire Department officials to assist. At the same time, the alleged offender in the case, Troy Dale West, of Poulan, Ga. was detained at the scene, police said.
Police said an investigation revealed that the female victim, identified as Tasha Hill, was entering the Cracker Barrel with her 7-year-old daughter as West was leaving the restaurant. As West was leaving, the exit door came close to striking the 7-year-old daughter of the victim, police said. Hill, by all witness accounts, politely asked West to be careful, officials said.
“The man slung open the door pretty hard and fast and I had to push my daughter out of the way. 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,” said Hill.
At that point, West became enraged and began to beat the victim in front of her 7-year-old daughter, according to police. Hill said she told West she was an Army servicemember and she did not want any trouble.
West threw her to the ground and hit her in the head with his fists and feet, police said. During the exchange, witnesses said West could be heard screaming racial slurs towards the victim.
“He said, ‘You’re an f****** black (N-word) b****,’ is what he said,” said Hill. “Then he punched me in my face. And I fell to the ground and he proceeded to punch in my head and face.”
So is it fair to blame Rush? BTW, Tasha Hill is serving her country in the Army Reserves.
So who is Troy Dale West? Well …
If you’re ever having car trouble down in south Georgia between Albany and Tifton, try not to stop at Troy’s Paint & Body & Auto Salvage on Highway 82, particularly if you are an American serviceman or happen to be black because the racist that owns the place just might try to beat you to a pulp, particularly if you are a female. But if you are and you happen to want to call the number is (229) 776-0221.
Meanwhile, apparently West’s defense is going to be that Hill spat on him. Of course, since there was a surveillance camera there, it should be easy enough to check on that, though I find it very hard to believe that a servicewoman would spontaneously spit on someone, just for the hell of it. Again, there were cameras. Meanwhile, Hill’s 7-year-old daughter is traumatized:
Tasha Hill’s seven-year-old daughter witnessed this man pummel her mother and now blames herself for what happened to her mother because she’s the one who wanted to go to Cracker Barrel.
A police report of the incident said Hill’s daughter was “crying uncontrollably and her body [was] shaking/trembling” from witnessing the attack.
Meanwhile, the FReepers respond in the typical FReeper way: by siding with the beater and denigrating the servicewoman. (Spoiler alert: FReepers are who Jimmy Carter was talking about…)
And I’ll give you any money that Troy Dale West’s listening and viewing diet consists mainly of Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Fox News. It’s about a 100 percent certainty that he’s a teabagger, and probably a birther, too.
UPDATE: West’s Stormfront buddies come to his defense (just like the FReepers! Coincidence?)
And the irony that this took place in Georgia, home of Jimmy Carter (whose opinions on race are being so pooh-poohed by the right) is rich.