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Man uses racial slur, slaps crying baby on plane, loses job

Aleteia - published on 02/18/13

The family has not decided whether or not to sue

A businessman alledgedly used a racial slur and slapped a crying 19-month-old African-american child on a plane. The man's employer for whom he was traveling, AGC Aerospace & Defense, promptly repudiated the behavior and said the man was fired. CNN reports: 

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job.
"Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement  from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it since learning of the matter on Friday afternoon.
"As of Sunday, the executive is no longer employed with the company."

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