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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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1redeye1(4878 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

What ever happen to the freedom of speech in this country? I just read a story in another paper where a guy gave the police the bird and they arrested him. He sued and won. The city of PGH now owes him a boatload of money. for false arrest.

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2TERRAPINST(319 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months 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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3TERRAPINST(319 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months 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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4Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months 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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