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Teen jailed for attacking girls over Harry Potter jibe
NineMSN ^ | 5:17pm February 12, 2014 | Natasha Lee

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:03:07 PM PST by Olog-hai

A teenager bullied for his resemblance to Harry Potter has been jailed after stabbing one girl in the face and smashing another’s head against a fence after they compared him to the boy wizard.

Ryan Walker, 19, “snapped” after two girls called him Harry Potter as he walked back to his family flat in Southampton, a court has heard.

The girls, 15-year-old Emma Keeble and 16-year-old Leah Pearce, were sitting outside the flat and touched Walker’s shopping bag as he walked past before verbally abusing him and telling him he looked like the fictional character. …

(Excerpt) Read more at news.ninemsn.com.au ...


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1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:03:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
You be the judge.
2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:07:57 PM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

He’s better looking than the Harry Potter actor. Too bad the little angels wouldn’t leave him alone.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:10:01 PM PST by madison10
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To: Olog-hai

Some muggles just never learn.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:10:43 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Olog-hai

He has the looks but not the character, of the character that is.

I don’t know, if I were 19 again I would think this wouldn’t be a bad start to breaking the ice, so to speak. Youth is wasted on the young.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:11:10 PM PST by buwaya
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To: madison10

They’re just lucky he didn’t use the expectorate petroleum spell on them.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:11:25 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Olog-hai

What — no spells?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:12:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

adult assaults 2 minors.... think he will get the max? In some of those countries you get 15 for murder or three.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:12:27 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: VRWCmember

I, um... never mind.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:13:08 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

If you look at the pictures of the girls, the attack was brutal. But it also appears that these girls had been following him around, taunting him for a while. He needs to be in jail or perhaps a mental institution. But this also should serve as a lesson to kids who pick on other kids that when you push someone to the breaking point, bad things happen.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:15:13 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

No, this guy has problems. If he had teased back and said “which one of you is Hermione and which one’s Ginny” or something like that, it would have shut the two girls up.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:18:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: madison10

Well, what would you think of someone who is supposed to be a man (note his age) slamming your face into a fence after calling him “Harry Potter”, who is actually a heroic character in the context of the books about him?


12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:20:11 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

True, but some people are too stupid to think of such witty retorts, I’m guessing this chap is one of them...


13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:24:28 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Olog-hai
hermione photo: Hermione Hermione-Raising-Hand.gif

No, Hermione, Gryffindor loses points for that.

14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:28:54 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I remember reading a few years ago of some schoolgirls who ended up getting stabbed (non-fatally) by a man on the bus who they had been taunting who had severe mental health problems. Naturally, the man was sectioned under the mental health act and as far as I’m aware is still in an institution, where he belongs.

Having said that, I recall the fact that I didn’t have a lot of sympathy for the girls, who were clearly the aggressors and the partial authors of their own misfortune by taunting someone who was clearly a very troubled man, but then again, I suppose they did a public service by making sure it they were the ones who provided the excuse to get him locked up, rather than perhaps some more innocent people who might have ended up getting hurt somewhere down the line...


15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:31:29 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: buwaya

“You look like Harry Potter!”

“Thanks. Wanna see me work my ‘magic’?”

Yeah, it’s cheesy, but sometimes cheesy works. :)


16 posted on 02/12/2014 12:34:30 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

The girls were 15 and 16


17 posted on 02/12/2014 12:35:37 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: FReepers
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18 posted on 02/12/2014 12:53:25 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GeronL

Yes. . .but a 15-16 yr old girl in the UK is about 20-25 yrs old in the real world.

They grow up hard, fast and mean in the UK.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 12:56:03 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

You mean they are corrupted, childhood is robbed and grow up bad and psychologically damaged


20 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:16 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: struggle

I don’t see the resemblance.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:51 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Olog-hai

If you go around pissing people off, eventually you will find someone who has no self control. Stupid game. All three of them should report for sterilization.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 1:06:38 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Olog-hai

Missed opportunity for the kid. Instead of fighting the girls, he should have agreed that he was Harry Potter, and offered to show them his “magic wand”.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 1:08:18 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

Shudda just turned ‘em into newts.

That’d show ‘em.

(and it’s probably not agin the law)


24 posted on 02/12/2014 1:10:03 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: struggle

I don’t see any resemblance.

Odd how he got six year in jail but the gang of schoolboys who sent a “ginger” haired guy minding his own business to the hospital with a broken jaw got slaps on the wrists.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 1:11:32 PM PST by bgill
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To: GeronL
Yes, sadly.

Their world is over-sexulaized and “trampy” is the norm.

Harsh assessment? Yes, but based upon my many decades of traveling to the UK (and living there).

I have seen the UK culture descend quickly and females are leading the decent because men are marginalized, temporary and to be used.

These “lower class” women are loud, rude, entitled, physically and emotionally mean in their bullying and normal day-to-day activities.

People mock the US for our Jerry Springer type of life but the UK average female tracks Jerry Springer with being pregnant at 15-17 and married and divorced by age 21-22.

Anecdotal? Perhaps, but accurately reflects what I have personally observed, and to me I think the decent really took a dive many years ago when the UK culture no longer recognized “husband” and “wife.” Husband and wife are now replaced with ‘partner.”

Partner means just that, a ‘partner’ a temporary arrangement that a couple enters and leaves with no thought to the spiritual commitment. No one is expected to have live-long commitments, as a partnership can be dissolved easily and therefore marriage really doesn't mean anything more than a temporary arrangement. And children of those “partnerships” are growing up with no sense of true commitment or respect for relationships, people or norms or even basic decency. . .they are growing up feral.

As much as I luv the UK, and I do, I just have to wonder whatever happened to the “Great” in “Great Britain.”

When I calm down I will let you really know what I think. . .

;-)

26 posted on 02/12/2014 1:12:59 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Olog-hai

Sometimes teenagers will use teasing or pestering behavior because they haven’t yet learned how to flirt. This young man is socially regressed and needs help.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 1:15:51 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Hulka

Lesser Britain


28 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:16 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Hulka; GeronL

16 is also the age of consent in England.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:56 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

This guy should have his nuts kicked in. Then just maybe he can grow up a little.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 1:27:26 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Boogieman

which is also sad.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 1:28:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

No such thing as “snapped.” It’s a term invented by corrupt defense lawyers to get their clients set free.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 1:28:16 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pictures at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556889/Teenager-jailed-stabbing-girl-face-smashing-anothers-head-against-fence-called-Harry-Potter.html

The girls may think twice about taunting in the future.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 1:28:23 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Olog-hai
no Hahree ... it's Levee-owe-SUUHH!

(for the two youtube junkies who will get it)

34 posted on 02/12/2014 1:48:19 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Or.....

Girls; “You look like Harry Potter!”

19 year-old dude: “Wanna see my wand?”


35 posted on 02/12/2014 2:24:20 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Olog-hai

A teenager bullied for his resemblance to Harry Potter

That is now considered bullying? Oh my God! We are raising a bunch of whiny, candy ass, sissies!


36 posted on 02/12/2014 2:33:47 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: I want the USA back

Probably true in many cases, but someone having a psychotic break could certainly be described as having “snapped”, and that is a real phenomenon.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 2:36:17 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Hulka

“Great” back then was a measure of size, rather like “Greater London” with reference to the original London city and the boroughs that were annexed to the city.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 3:44:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Yes, this is now “bullying”.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 3:44:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I don't see the resemblance.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 4:07:01 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Olog-hai

The City, as it is called, the one square mile that today is surrounded by “greater” London, only truly became a great city after 1066. . .and mostly through the efforts of the Guilds.

The “Great” in Great Britain was primariliy to recognize its world-wide reach and influence.

The City today is The Corporation of the City of London. The City (run and adminstered by the Guilds) do not run greater London. The City has its own aldermen and a Lord Mayor, and Liverymen of the Guilds vote annually for the sheriff and mayor.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 8:08:30 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka
The fellow who coined the term “Great Britain” (James I of England/James VI of Scots, of Authorized Version Bible fame) didn’t expand his kingdom’s worldwide reach, though; he was rather anti-colonial. 75 years after his death, British overseas possessions were still rather minimal compared to what the empire would be at its height.
42 posted on 02/13/2014 11:46:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

True, but it was world-wide and it did exercise great influence.

Nice to chat with a fellow Anglophile.

By chance, off the wall question, are you a pilot or navigator?


43 posted on 02/13/2014 12:35:18 PM PST by Hulka
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