Bullied, gay teen will get 27 years in prison in plea deal for school shooting

  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2015 4:59 AM GMT
    Bullied, gay teen will get 27 years in prison in plea deal for school shooting



    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/01/bullied-gay-teen-will-get-27-years-in-prison-in-plea-deal-for-school-shooting/
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    Jan 18, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif Kids parents suing the school for failing to prevent bullying. Bully's parents suing the school for failing to protect bullies. School suing the city for failing to provide armed guards.

    If they'd arranged the lawsuits a little circularly, everyone could win and just "pay it forward." icon_neutral.gif
  • davfit

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    Jan 19, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    Public defender says it all.. bad lawyer ..people who have killed... or raped have gotten less time....and Sentenced for being Gay also.......Judge Straight ..Jury.. all Straight
    and older ..so much for peers..
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    Jan 19, 2015 1:13 AM GMT


    Hmm...countering non-violent bullying with a violent act of terrorism is horrific.

    Temp insanity - 27 years is too long, although he can be eligible for payroll in 13 years if convicted.
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    Jan 19, 2015 1:36 AM GMT
    Thats what happens in a country where getting and carrying guns is as simple as buying candy.
  • being_human

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    Jan 19, 2015 5:33 AM GMT
    pazzy said<blockquote><cite>davfit said</cite>Public defender says it all.. bad lawyer ..people who have killed... or raped have gotten less time..Sentenced for being Gay is what this is.......</blockquote>

    ri fucking diculous. this has NOTHING to do with him being gay. it has something to do with the fact he almost KILLED somebody. bad enough, he ran up in the school with a shotgun. the fuck was he thinking?

    and you're making him out to be the victim in this case? plenty of folks been in his shoes and they didn't do what he did. let's save the victim card for people that are REALLY victims and not this guy here who chose the wrong way to go about it even if the school and others didn't intervene to make him safe. he WAS a victim until he chose to be a victimizer. now his ass is stuck in prison for 27 years over a bad decision.


    just because someone is gay doesn't mean we gotta always show support to them even in situations like this... we're the ones talking about equality all the damn time yet we want to be held to a different standard when it comes to us being in the wrong, trying to find a loophole where we can't be judged for our actions.

    True that. A maniac is a maniac, transcends all sexuality
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    Jan 19, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    According to the article, the judge declared a bad court thingy after jurors deadlocked. Uh...I mean a mistrial.
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    Jan 19, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidicon_rolleyes.gif Kids parents suing the school for failing to prevent bullying. Bully's parents suing the school for failing to protect bullies. School suing the city for failing to provide armed guards.

    If they'd arranged the lawsuits a little circularly, everyone could win and just "pay it forward." icon_neutral.gif


    Completing that circuit: City's citizens sue parents for raising bully.
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    Jan 19, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    Well he's 18 and given California's over crowded prisons I doubt he will spend 27 ears in prison.

    He was tormented and the school did fail to protect him. You have to remember that his actions were brought upon by intense humiliation and abuse. Given his lack of maturity and young age, the fact no one died, he should have been given a much lighter sentence.
  • rdberg1957

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    Jan 19, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    I don't know the situation in detail. All we are given is a few sentences--I don't know what the culture of that community is like--whether violence is rampant or not. 27 years in prison for attempted murder makes not a whit of sense for a 16 year old. A prison sentence of some sort does make sense in addition to psychiatric treatment.

    I had my own experience with bullying. After more than a year of being harassed by a group of junior high boys, I punched one of them in the hallway. He had challenged me to a fight after school. I said, "no, here, now." The fight was witnessed by fifty or more kids. It was more or less a draw, but I never had a another fight after that. I was not harassed for being gay, but for being unwilling to fight.