Teen blinded by bullies

  • Musicman91

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    Jun 21, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    http://www.necn.com/06/20/12/Teen-blinded-by-bullies/landing_newengland.html?blockID=727642&feedID=4207
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    Sad. I think it's time for us to promote physical fitness and self defense to our community and our supporters. Being able to defend one's self should be a top priority. Nothing against this kid or any other slimmer person specifically, but it's easy to become a victim when you can't put up a fight.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    This is just sickening.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    I'm concerned that there is no comment about the two kids that blinded him being arrested or charged with anything. I know they are minors, but shouldn't they be placed in juvenile detention or something? A good military school sounds reasonable.

    There should be some consequences - beyond suspension or expulsion. I mean they likely have permanently blinded this child. They are old enough to know the difference between right and wrong and that this is not acceptable.

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    RumbleStud saidSad. I think it's time for us to promote physical fitness and self defense to our community and our supporters. Being able to defend one's self should be a top priority. Nothing against this kid or any other slimmer person specifically, but it's easy to become a victim when you can't put up a fight.


    Here we go! We need a Shaolin temple type place where, gay youngsters can get some comraderie, self assurance through community and the know-how to kick some ass Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon style.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    What about eye for an eye?! Blind the bullies!
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    I feel for him. I came with inches of being able to empathize also. My Junior year of high school I was jumped in the hallway by a kid who sprayed an aerosol can point blank in my face. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidWhat about eye for an eye?! Blind the bullies!


    I second this motion.
  • McMacster

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    I hate Bullying its a crime of hate!!
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    Don't worry, I'm sure if Mitt Romney is elected, this kind of thing will be stopped in it's tracks. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    McMacster saidI hate Bullying its a crime of hate!!



    I never thought of it that way. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Probably the local conservative (not meant in the political sense) churches will put together an educational assembly to help ameliorate the situation.
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:50 PM GMT

    School is such a bitter pill for so many kids. I spent a lot of time defending kids that got bullied on a daily basis. It was one thing my Father drilled into me at a very young age, never sit still for such behavior.

    It has escalated with the advent of computers and cell phones. Kids have no sense of boundaries, they mimic what they see in video games and TV. Often coming from homes where it is eat or be eaten, with little or no parental supervision. Again, anyone can sire a brat, hands on teaching and instilling values requires dedication and time.

    Personally I think these kids involved in these attacks should be herded off to boot camp on first offense for a minimum 90 day sentence. Until there is a real and present danger that an actual serious consequence is imminent, nothing will change. I think if a second offense takes place - the parents should be shipped off right along side the kids.

    Secondly - I think the teachers that are turning a blind eye to this on a daily basis should also face consequences. There was no shortage of teachers that turned a blind eye to this crap when I was in school, hell some of them actually egged it on. I got suspended in 10th grade for punching out a wood shop teacher over such an incident after he rode my ass for getting in between a developing situation. Had it not been for a few of the kids I would have faced assault charges.

    Bullying is ugly. Too many kids walk away from the school years scarred for life, it's criminal.
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Even though I grew up with the internet and didn't have any bullies, I'm glad that I finished school before Facebook, Twitter, and cell phones became commonplace.
  • jhill2456

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    Jun 21, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    That is not bullying. That is assault. Those kids need to be arrested and tried as adults.
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    Jun 21, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    The first thing that Americans need to do is stop calling incidences like this bullying. This is not bullying, this is peer abuse. The connotations associated with the word abuse (animal abuse, spousal abuse) are much more severe than the ones associated with bullying.When the average person hears the word bullying they think "kids will be kids", however I don't think blinding someone is simply kids being kids. Also, teaching kids how to fight back sounds good yet it simply makes the act of bullying cyclical. If kids fight back to the 'bully' it will only make the 'bully' more vengeful. The cognitive aspect behind "bullying" is a lot more complex than most people realize.
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    Jun 21, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    This was assault. I stand by my point that everyone should be able to defend themselves.

    The idea of boot camps is also one I'm interested in. There are juvenile facilities, and the punishment for such actions might be best dealt with at such a facility. Kids should be scared of acting in such a terrible way.
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    This is just wrong. This kid can end up with a permanent disability. i don't know about US but in a classroom study in Canada, my professor handed us out a fact sheet (which if I am not wrong is by Statistics Canada) stating that 84% of all bullies have a criminal record by the age of 24. I am assuming the statistics are similar in the US.

    Also, the government will have to toughen up on issues pertaining to bullying. Either you are supporting bullying or you are against it. Taking a soft stance is feeding the bullies.
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidWhat about eye for an eye?! Blind the bullies!
    Only one eye? You have too much mercy. icon_twisted.gif