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Bully's angry mum wants victim to apologise
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | March 17, 2011

Posted on 03/16/2011 4:46:51 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

IT'S a tale of David and Goliath at an outer western Sydney school - with Goliath fighting back against his much smaller schoolyard bully.

But now the bully's mother has retaliated against her son's victim and the video footage of the fight which has gone viral.

The emotional mother of Ritchard Gale, Tina, told the Seven Network last night that she and her family have been victimised by the footage, which has spread worldwide. She also demanded an apology from the victim.

"We don't need this posted everywhere," she said. "I would like him to apologise."

She said she was "shocked" at her son's behaviour, but did not think he deserved to be bodyslammed by Year 10 student Casey Heynes at Chifley College's Dunheved Campus, St Marys.

"I was actually shocked because I always brought my three children up to walk away from fights," she said.

The video footage of the Year 7 boy, who was hurled to the ground after trying to start a fight with the larger student, was taken down from the YouTube website, but has been posted on websites globally.

At thetelegraph.com.au, the footage was viewed four times more than the devastation that has struck Japan.

The controversy over whether Casey's retaliation was appropriate dominated website and radio programs yesterday and became the subject of global online forums.

The international interest comes on the eve of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The focus of tomorrow's campaign will be bystanders.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bully; caseyheynes
SHEESH! The victim should APOLOGIZE to the bully? No wonder her kid is so messed up. The mother needs to get a major attitude adjustment along with her rat punk kid. It sounds like she is blaming Casey Heynes for posting the video when it was a punk friend of her rat punk son who taped the scene hoping to humiliate Casey Heynes who turned the tables on them.

Mum sounds like a low life major league enabler of her son's punk attitude.

1 posted on 03/16/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

She had better be glad he just got body slammed...in other countries(including our own) it might have been a bullet to the head.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 4:49:59 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: PJ-Comix

The bully was hoping to use the video to victimise his victim in perpetuity on the net and, instead, has been hoist upon his own petard with this video to follow and haunt him all the days of his pathetic life.

Good.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 4:51:38 PM PDT by MeganC (Pray for Japan.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Goes to show that the culture of victimhood isn’t limited to Northern U.S. cities.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 4:51:48 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m not sure who the bully is. Apparently, the small kid who got body slammed started the fight. Maybe they are both bullies.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 4:56:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PJ-Comix
"I was actually shocked because I always brought my three children up to walk away from fights," she said.

Then why was your spoiled brat trying to pick a fight with the chubby kid?

Justice was served.

6 posted on 03/16/2011 4:56:29 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: PJ-Comix
The video is classic:

Little prick gets his just desserts.

I love the "THWUMP" sound the little punk makes when he gets slammed into the concrete.

Don't understand why the victim got suspended, but such is public education.

7 posted on 03/16/2011 4:57:15 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: PJ-Comix
Far too many smallish punks and smart mouths get away with what they do because of the "pick on someone your own size" syndrome. As someone who's been larger than the average bear his whole life, I can tell you many, many jackwagons I've known over the years have their full sets of teeth only because if I'd given them the a** kicking they so richly deserved, I'd have been seen as the bad guy.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

8 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Brilliant
I’m not sure who the bully is. Apparently, the small kid who got body slammed started the fight.

You haven't watched the video yet? It's clear who the aggressor was---the little lightfoot punk actually hit the chubby kid in the face, which triggered the mighty body slam in return.

9 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: AAABEST

The tall punk at the end of the video looks like he might cause trouble for Casey in the future. He MUST be located and be told he must get his mind right.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 5:01:29 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

This lame chick needs to be dropped like her bully-twig-of-a-son.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Is this media spin or did she change her mind, since the earlier article said she wanted HER son to appologize to the victim...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689927/posts
12 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:58 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: battousai

Yeah, I posted the earlier article but it seems that she has had a change of heart. No more apology from her punk son. Now she wants the boy who was bullied to apologize. Like I said: a major league enabler.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 5:08:43 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

No, but the article says the big kid was the bully.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 5:09:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Redbob

I say, don’t get mad, get even. I was big and fat when I was a kid and I did get picked on - but eventually, I would catch someone who had done it alone and they would pay a “heavy” price. Back in that day, no one would go cry to Mommy about this sort of thing, bully or victim - it was like being in the Mafia or in prison.

I had a most enjoyable experience when I was in high school - I found out that a kid who picked on me when I was a kid and washed my face out with snow (more than once) had transferred to that school. I had since grown about 7 inches taller, lost some weight, and had turned at least some of the remaining fat into muscle - and he didn’t get much taller at all. I can still hear the satisfying sound of the metal locker door wrapping around his head as the rivets holding the hinges popped out...yes, he survived.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 5:10:14 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: PJ-Comix

That was a great scene. The older boy was a gentleman and well restrained. I hope the younger punk learned a lesson.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 5:10:49 PM PDT by healy61
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To: PJ-Comix

Back in the day this would be chalked up to a lesson learned by the punk who started it. Mom is setting her boy up for a worse lesson down the road in life.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 5:12:54 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: PJ-Comix

Ma’am, your kid’s not only a bully, he’s an idiot. He picked on somebody bigger than him, who finally figured it out, and your kid suffered the consequences. Go away.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 5:15:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Rich's Undeniable Truth of the Day: Stupidity is its own punishment.)
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To: AAABEST
Bully Beat Down. A TV classic. Bullies are invited into the ring with a pro UFC fighter with a chance to win $10K. If they lose, the victims get the money. Classic.
19 posted on 03/16/2011 5:30:47 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: AAABEST

I jumped when I saw his leg crash onto the wood. Yikes, that must have hurt but the little bisturd deserved it.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 5:34:51 PM PDT by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Casey didn’t send this you tube viral. Why should he apologize? The little punk deserved what he got. Casey gave him every opportunity to back off and he was to stupid to do so.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 5:35:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Brilliant

Full video shows the little guy landing several punches into the big kid face. When the big kid started to react, the little kid started to do the shuffle and throwing punches at the big kid only to be grappled and lifted up by him and slammed onto the hard school yard. The big kid immediately left him there. It was a pretty hard slam and the little kid could hardly get up and walk straight. Definitely in great pain. I think the little guy deserved it, but someone need to counsel the big kid about his unusual strength. Granted kids fight, but really in the end one does not want one kid inadvertently kill or cripple another one. But I guarantee no one in the school will bully the big guy anymore.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 5:49:10 PM PDT by Fee
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To: The Antiyuppie

As someone in an nearly identical situation as a kid, I salute you.

I put up with the miserable little punk’s harassment for three years in middle school, but in my high school freshman year I’d had enough. I didn’t say a word to him when he started the crap up, but stuffed him in a locker with a quiet whisper.

Interestingly enough, the shop teacher saw it and sent us both to the principal. The little freak bawled his eyes out in front of her; I didn’t flinch.

I never had problems again. Amazing what a locker door will do, eh?

BTW, I am a girl. :)


23 posted on 03/16/2011 5:49:58 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Fee

Yeah, the only question I have is whether the big guy makes a habit of doing this to other kids. If so, that might change my opinion.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 5:53:25 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PJ-Comix

“mum” needs to thank Casey....

if her angel had gotten away with this behavior, he may not have learned his lesson, and next time he may not be so lucky to LIMP and HOP away....


25 posted on 03/16/2011 5:55:42 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Brilliant

I don’t think the big guy makes any habit of this. If he did, no one would start anything with him, and he is obviously not the one who starts things.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 6:20:22 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Brilliant
Yeah, the only question I have is whether the big guy makes a habit of doing this to other kids. If so, that might change my opinion.

In that case, the fat kid becomes the bully & the aggressor and will deserve to have the sh_t kicked out of him if or when that would be the case.

Why conjecture about what may or may not happen down the unknown future, as if that has any relevance to what just happened? For now, the little punk who threw multiple punches (the bully & the aggressor in this case) got his just rewards body slammed and he deserved it.

I would be willing to bet that the larger fat kid has been the recipient of multiple taunts & bullying from the little twerp & his delinquent buddies. Personally I like how it turned out.

27 posted on 03/16/2011 6:21:15 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: PJ-Comix

The rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 6:23:34 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: PJ-Comix

The runty punk got off light.

He should have been kicked while he was down for being such a little penis .


29 posted on 03/16/2011 6:29:02 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: MeganC

That has got to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen yet. I had to show it to my son. We had a good laugh. But I think the kid should have kicked the kid in the ASS a couple of time before walking away.


30 posted on 03/16/2011 6:29:19 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: PJ-Comix

Hey if you are going to be stupid enough to punch someone bigger then you in the face then you deserve your smackdown.


31 posted on 03/16/2011 6:35:28 PM PDT by linn37
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To: PJ-Comix
I watched the video a couple of times, and couldn't help thinking of the big guy as Lennie, from Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: big, dumb and strong, but gentle, because if he isn't gentle, he hurts things. The little punk earned a smack-down, but could have been seriously injured by Lennie. Thus I agree with the school's decision to give the victim a four-day suspension (the little prick got twenty days).

This whole thing was obviously a set-up, designed to humiliate Lennie, with a videographer at hand to record his humiliation. I suspect that the little prick had backup, too: the big guy who briefly stomps after Lennie after the kid is slammed to the school yard was no doubt there all along to add to the intimidation. My experience with bullies is that they tend to travel in packs.

Lennie needs to be very careful around this pack; in the real world, they are very capable of laying in wait for him and attacking in force.

32 posted on 03/16/2011 6:54:31 PM PDT by Spartan79 ("We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather-bed." ~ Ths. Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix

The stupid mother should be forced to read Ender’s Game, and thank God her son didn’t pick on someone who had made Ender a role model.


33 posted on 03/16/2011 6:57:02 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (Ephesians 2:8-10)
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To: Always Independent
But I think the kid should have kicked the kid in the ASS a couple of time before walking away.
This isn't the first little punk who played victim after getting what he asked for.

As it was, an older boy than the victim of the bullying attack started to make a great portrayal of the clueless football referee who sees the second punch, and rewards the first puncher with a penalty assessed against his victim. A tall girl about his own age waved the "referee" off, or the victim could have been victimized for real.

The victim acted sensibly, and has reason to be grateful to that girl.

34 posted on 03/16/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: PJ-Comix

What a dumbass kid, bet he will be thinking of that ass kicking a long time.


35 posted on 03/16/2011 7:12:40 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Spartan79
I watched the video a couple of times, and couldn't help thinking of the big guy as Lennie, from Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: big, dumb and strong, but gentle, because if he isn't gentle, he hurts things. The little punk earned a smack-down, but could have been seriously injured by Lennie. Thus I agree with the school's decision to give the victim a four-day suspension (the little prick got twenty days).
Just because someone is weighs a lot doesn't make them strong. Clearly he was stronger than the wiry little bully who showed off by harassing someone older and bigger, but even if he had wanted to bully the smaller kid he couldn't because although he was big enough to chase he obviously could never catch him. So once he decided to engage, he wanted to make the one opportunity count rather than just encouraging the punk some more by being ineffectual.
Tiny Tim should have taken that possibility into account. "Lennie" considered following up, and decided to leave well enough alone.
This whole thing was obviously a set-up, designed to humiliate Lennie, with a videographer at hand to record his humiliation. I suspect that the little prick had backup, too: the big guy who briefly stomps after Lennie after the kid is slammed to the school yard was no doubt there all along to add to the intimidation. My experience with bullies is that they tend to travel in packs.
I saw that quite differently. the videographer, I presume, took the video on a cell phone, only picking up the action after Tiny Tim had started in on it. The big guy who threatens "Lennie" is the "referee" who assesses a penalty on the football lineman who punches back. Had he been a bully himself, and in league with Tiny Tim, he wouldn't have been easily dissuaded from intervention by the girl who obviously had seen the whole incident and sided with "Lennie." The girl isn't afraid of him, which makes it seem unlikely that he is a bully himself.

The videographer posted the video on the web, documenting that "Lennie" was in the right. Had the videographer been in league with Tiny Tim, that video never sees the light of day.

Twenty days suspension for being stupid on the playground - after he already had his comeuppance at the hands of "Lennie?" Wildly excessive.

Any suspension at all for defending himself? Totally inappropriate.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: org.whodat

Kid got what he deserved. Mom should go after his friends who appear to have known that this was about to take place and taped and posted the video. Obviously it didn’t go according to script. The WWF should consider flying the victim and his family to the US to attend a wrestling show.

Good friend of mine has a son who small for his age in high school and was picked on by two upperclassmen. Went to the administration who did nothing. One day his son comes home beat up and my buddy had enough. Knew who the kids were and went to their homes to have a little chat with the dads. Told them in no uncertain terms that the next time his son comes home complaining about getting bullied he was coming to their house to kick their ass. After that he was never bullied by those two students. Helped that he is 6’4” and about 240.


37 posted on 03/16/2011 7:41:00 PM PDT by petenmi
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To: PJ-Comix
"We don't need this posted everywhere," she said. "I would like him to apologise."

Dear Mrs. Gale,

I'm sorry your son managed to injure himself by falling on the floor in such an awkward position. I'm sure it wouldn't have happened, if you had taught him better manners.

I'm sorry, too, that you feel victimized by the video of his accident going viral. When his friends turned on the camera, they didn't intend to humiliate him in front of the world.

Let me also say that I am glad to hear you taught him to walk away from a fight, and that I'm glad that he managed to do so.

Sincerely,
Casey

P.S. Tell Limpy he owes me his lunch money tomorrow.


38 posted on 03/16/2011 7:47:50 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

BWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


39 posted on 03/16/2011 7:49:08 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Brilliant
"No, but the article says the big kid was the bully."

No, it didn't. You need to read it again. Slower, this time.

40 posted on 03/16/2011 8:59:27 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: wku man

You’re a good man Charlie Brown... gentle giants amongst us!


41 posted on 03/16/2011 9:05:15 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: healy61

Little guy was poking a bear, not surprising he got slammed down.


43 posted on 03/16/2011 9:08:54 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’d hire the big boy in my stable of budding pro-wrestling champs. The boy’s got talent.


44 posted on 03/16/2011 9:11:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: PJ-Comix

Casey didn’t make the video! Casey didn’t start the fight! Casey did what he had too, it could have been a lot worse for Ritchard and his mommy wants Casey to apologize?!!! Screw that noise! She should have that little SK Ritchard apologize to Casey! Casey earned the respect he is getting, now, just as Ritchard Gale earn the notoriety he and his family are getting now, also! GET REAL LADY!


45 posted on 03/17/2011 12:03:04 AM PDT by Talkeetna101
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To: PJ-Comix
"..."I was actually shocked because I always brought my three children up to walk away from fights," she said. ..."

I am shocked that this p|$$-poor excuse for a mother has excreted a sociopathic bully with no compunction about using violence.

I saw the video; it was graphic. It was also awesome. I approve 1000%. Yes, that is one thousand.

46 posted on 03/17/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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