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(USA Today)   Man who slapped toddler on plane sentenced to eight months in the corner   (usatoday.com) divider line 86
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2014-01-06 11:50:54 PM  
He slapped a baby. Do we really need to let him out of prison at all?

/only half kidding
 
2014-01-06 11:51:34 PM  
Was he trying to "smack the black off?"
 
2014-01-06 11:51:48 PM  
Who hasn't wanted to slap somebody else's baby at some point?
 
2014-01-06 11:53:50 PM  
Well done.
 
2014-01-06 11:54:11 PM  
No hate crime for the racial slur? He has a prior assault. Just leave him in there. He's old and won't get any better.
 
2014-01-06 11:55:04 PM  
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2014-01-06 11:56:19 PM  
I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...
 
2014-01-06 11:56:35 PM  
Prosecutors say Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy, who is black, and hit him under the eye as the flight descended to the Atlanta airport in February.

If someone must slap a kid on an airplane, it don't use a racial slur. Then the offender might get begrudged sympathy from many adults.
 
2014-01-06 11:56:47 PM  
I'm surprised he actually got jail time, let alone 8 months. Can't wait for the inevitable "What you in for?" discussion.
 
2014-01-06 11:57:02 PM  
Poor Stan Pines.

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2014-01-06 11:57:29 PM  
I have been on the plane one row up from a baby cried the whole way com la to North Carolina, the baby had an ear infection I used noise canceling head phones just learn to plan ahead and deal
 
2014-01-06 11:57:35 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Who hasn't wanted to slap somebody else's baby at some point?


If we extend the list of acceptable behaviors to include anything falling under the heading of "who hasn't wanted to...?" then I suspect we're in for a wild ride.
 
2014-01-06 11:57:48 PM  
I doubt the baby will remember or even care about this little incident. The guy didn't even take the baby's candy. Let him go free.
 
2014-01-06 11:58:51 PM  
Babies cry on ascent and descent.  They don't know how to deal with the changes in air pressure.
 
2014-01-06 11:59:17 PM  
How come there aren't 21+ only flights yet?
 
2014-01-07 12:00:20 AM  
Anyone who would slap someone else's baby has no place in society, keep him in there for life.
 
2014-01-07 12:02:14 AM  
I guess the baby was being a dick?
 
2014-01-07 12:02:22 AM  

caddisfly: I'm surprised he actually got jail time, let alone 8 months. Can't wait for the inevitable "What you in for?" discussion.


Well, he did create a bit of a nuisance.
 
2014-01-07 12:04:51 AM  
 
2014-01-07 12:04:51 AM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: I have been on the plane one row up from a baby cried the whole way com la to North Carolina, the baby had an ear infection I used noise canceling head phones just learn to plan ahead and deal


Omgjustlearntousepuctuation
 
2014-01-07 12:05:06 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: No hate crime for the racial slur? He has a prior assault. Just leave him in there. He's old and won't get any better.


Where do you live where saying means words to the wrong demographic gets you prison time or a fine?  shiat, even EXTRA time on top of it is ridiculous.
 
2014-01-07 12:07:27 AM  
While his behavior is repugnant, I read a different article today that had more facts.  Apparently the guy's son went into an insulin-related coma the day before the incident.  I think he was actually flying to get to his son's hospital.  Again, not saying that exonerates him but it does at least shed light as to why he acted in such a bizarre way.  I believe his son died the next day.

/I may have to run off and do some fact checking now
 
2014-01-07 12:09:26 AM  
Evolution has designed a baby's cry to be attention grabbing, annoying even. Personally it doesn't really bother me and I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape over a baby primate doing something it can't control.
 
2014-01-07 12:09:37 AM  

fredbox: How come there aren't 21+ only flights yet?


I'd hate to be the flight attendant that had to deal with twenty one-year olds.
 
2014-01-07 12:10:58 AM  
Where are the people saying his own rights were violated for the strip search he endured when he was sent to jail?

/*crickets*
//No? No one cares? Good. That's my point. I don't ever want to hear this BS point of outrage again.
 
2014-01-07 12:12:19 AM  

vodka: Evolution has designed a baby's cry to be attention grabbing, annoying even. Personally it doesn't really bother me and I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape over a baby primate doing something it can't control.


I guess you're not evolved enough, Your babies would all die, left alone in the carseat.
 
2014-01-07 12:15:00 AM  
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2014-01-07 12:16:18 AM  
Earplugs or noise cancelling headphones are way cheaper than a trip to court for losing it.
 
2014-01-07 12:17:02 AM  
Probably the most male involvement in that baby's entire life.
 
2014-01-07 12:23:12 AM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: I have been on the plane one row up from a baby cried the whole way com la to North Carolina, the baby had an ear infection I used noise canceling head phones just learn to plan ahead and deal


A few buddies and I flew from San Diego to N.C..I had headphones .Baby cried all the way there.My friends had long drawn out faces when we landed.The plane lands and everybody stands up.Nobody is going anywhere for twenty minutes.One of my bros looks at the Momma and sez 'Wow,I haven't heard screaming like that since my Pop used to beat us."

/We pointed at and laughed.
// alot
///I gotta say that small place got smaller..
 
2014-01-07 12:26:03 AM  
I don't think there's any question what his political affiliation is.
 
2014-01-07 12:30:04 AM  

jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...


That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.
 
2014-01-07 12:34:44 AM  
Stupid old coot, you're supposed to stealthily pinch the baby and slap the parent(s) if they catch or accuse you of doing such a thing.

/White babies seem to be bigger dicks then the colored ones.
//Race should never play a roll in baby pinching.
 
2014-01-07 12:34:57 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Anyone who would slap someone else's baby has no place in society, keep him in there for life.


I won't go that far.  I actually think the judge went too far in exceeding the plea agreement here.

But we need to also treat parents hitting their own kids the same way.  It's still a violent assault against a child.
 
2014-01-07 12:36:36 AM  

Gotfire: I don't think there's any question what his political affiliation is.


Crusty old self-entitled white man with anger management issues? I suspect you are correct.
 
2014-01-07 12:38:53 AM  

tb tibbles: Earplugs or noise cancelling headphones are way cheaper than a trip to court for losing it.


But not as satisfying.
 
2014-01-07 12:41:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.


It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.
 
2014-01-07 12:43:56 AM  
I've heard you can silence a screaming infant by placing your finger gently up their bum.
 
2014-01-07 12:47:22 AM  
We need the HERO tag
 
2014-01-07 12:53:12 AM  

caddisfly: I'm surprised he actually got jail time, let alone 8 months. Can't wait for the inevitable "What you in for?" discussion.


If he's smart, and I'm not saying he is, when asked "What are you in for?", he'll just whisper "mattress tags ..." and look around nervously.
 
2014-01-07 12:59:25 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.

It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.


That sucks :-(
 
2014-01-07 01:09:00 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Danger Avoid Death: Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.

It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.

That sucks :-(


Yeah. I'd love to skydive, but that's never going to happen. Scuba diving is also out. I can't go much beyond 15 ft in depth without pain. When I worked for Red Cross and the City of Los Angeles training lifeguards, I was one of the only ALS (Advanced Life Saving) instructor-trainers without a SCUBA cert. I just couldn't physically handle any dive deeper than 15 feet. Fortunately, the pools I worked at weren't any deeper than that. The only deeper pools were the ones with 10 meter diving platforms, and I didn't often have to work at those.
 
2014-01-07 01:24:05 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.

It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.


I'm sure you've looked this up/have been told before, but breathe through your mouth on ascent and descent and chew gum to accelerate satisfying ear poppage.
 
2014-01-07 01:32:22 AM  
All babies should be required to travel with their fathers. That means if the baby is completely feral and climbing the walls, there is someone responsible that can be punched.

Babies travelling with just mother is unsporting - everyone knows broads have glass jaws and can't be punched.
 
2014-01-07 01:36:50 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Probably the most male involvement in that baby's entire life.


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Haha! Is funny because baby is black and deserves to be ridiculed for it!
 
2014-01-07 01:51:47 AM  
I gotta give it to the parents.  You touch my kid in front of me and your face is going into the next immovable object.  I would even wave hi to ya'll on the mugshot too.
 
2014-01-07 01:55:49 AM  

desertmouse: While his behavior is repugnant, I read a different article today that had more facts.  Apparently the guy's son went into an insulin-related coma the day before the incident.  I think he was actually flying to get to his son's hospital.  Again, not saying that exonerates him but it does at least shed light as to why he acted in such a bizarre way.  I believe his son died the next day.

/I may have to run off and do some fact checking now


That may well be true; but there is zero excuse for slapping someone else's baby, no matter how upset, stressed, angry, depressed, emotional, hormonal, agonized, terrified, happy, drunk, high, psychotic, or any other emotion you care to name. If you have that little control over yourself, stay home until you have more.

I mean, really. "Yes, he crashed the loaded 747 into a skyscraper filled with people, but apparently his son went into insulin shock the day before..." That's not exactly going to work, is it?
 
2014-01-07 02:02:00 AM  

MagSeven: Danger Avoid Death: Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.

It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.

I'm sure you've looked this up/have been told before, but breathe through your mouth on ascent and descent and chew gum to accelerate satisfying ear poppage.


Thanks, but it doesn't work. I've tried it.
 
2014-01-07 02:09:20 AM  

tb tibbles: Earplugs or noise cancelling headphones are way cheaper than a trip to court for losing it.


Earplugs alone aren't good enough.  They'll block all but the loudest noises... like the screaming kid next to you.

Noise canceling fitted earbuds with lots of loud music and a spare battery are about the best you can do if there aren't any other seats you can move to.
 
2014-01-07 02:13:07 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: MagSeven: Danger Avoid Death: Bathia_Mapes: jshine: I'm not saying it's right to smack a crying baby on a plane, but after enough hours, I can understand...

That's not what happened in this case. The toddler didn't start crying until the plane started its descent & that was because of the altitude change. Takeoffs & landings can cause ear pain in young children.

It causes excruciating pain in me, too. I'm deaf for an hour or so after landing, and am in constant pain until my ears "pop". Nothing works to relieve the ear pressure but time; and, believe me, I've tried everything. I used to have to fly frequently for work, and I would have to get pretty drunk to fly, because I knew I was going to be in pain.

I'm sure you've looked this up/have been told before, but breathe through your mouth on ascent and descent and chew gum to accelerate satisfying ear poppage.

Thanks, but it doesn't work. I've tried it.


Maybe you need your ears amputated?
 
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