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Youngstown man arrested for insulting black police officers



Published: Fri, November 1, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m.

Youngstown man arrested for insulting black police officers

YOUNGSTOWN

A city man is expected to be arraigned in municipal court this afternoon on charges he racially insulted two city police officers early this morning.

Officers on patrol downtown were flagged down about 2:45 a.m. by Officer Jimmy Hughes Jr, who was off duty, in front of 110 W. Federal St.

Hughes, who is black, told the officers that he spotted Craig L. Hall, 39, argue with someone else and that Hall alluded to shooting that person.

Hughes said in reports that he knew Hall from calls on duty and tried to calm Hall down, and Hall threatened to beat Hughes up then called him a racial name.

Uniformed officers were then flagged down and they told Hall to stop yelling and using racial slurs and that Hughes is a police officer

Reports said Hall told the officers he did not care and he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, aggravated menacing and ethnic intimidation after Hughes said he felt he would be harmed by Hall if Hall got the chance.

Reports said the entire time Hall continued threatening Hughes and racially insulting him.

When Hall was booked into the Mahoning County jail he also threatened Officer George Wallace, who is black, and called Wallace several racial names while referring to himself as a “white gorilla.” Additional aggravated menacing and ethnic intimidation charges were added for that as well.


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1123goz(503 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

“white gorilla.” about half as smart as? Can you add charges for stupid?

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2DoninFL(158 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

What was Hughes doing downtown in the middle of the night, if he was off duty?

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3Nom_De_Plume(54 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

Hughes Jr. just did more police work than his father did in his entire career!

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4TERRAPINST(296 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

So what is this charge "the sticks and stones" law-what ridiculous law and misuse of resource. You can honestly arrest someone for thinking they maybe might someday if given the chance possibly hurt you in your opinion? My God the outrage of such a bull---- charge

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5TERRAPINST(296 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

So what is this charge "the sticks and stones" law-what ridiculous law and misuse of resource. You can honestly arrest someone for thinking they maybe might someday if given the chance possibly hurt you in your opinion? My God the outrage of such a bull---- charge

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6123goz(503 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

I suppose if you read the story, and not just the headline, you would know the charges.
Now, if you want to take issue with the headline.....

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7theguins(161 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

Does the police report state the "white gorilla" was beating his chest and eating a plantain???

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8Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 8 months, 1 week ago

Seriously? "Ethnic intimidation?" I wonder if a black person called a white officer names, if they would stick a "Ethnic intimidation" charge on them? Hugh get his feelings hurt. Awww. Just saying.

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