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Autistic Boy Punched By Bullies, Fears for Safety at School
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Posted on 03/21/2011 1:50:08 PM PDT by Main Street

This emotional video will break your heart. Listen as this 16-year-old special needs student talks to Craig Rivera about what happened when he was punched by school bullies. Plus, find out what police are — or aren’t — doing to protect the teen.


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KEYWORDS: bully; bullying; crime; school
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The boy, who has the mental capacity of a 10 year old, is sucker punched by a student, while others are laughing and video taping the crime. The police refuse to charge the assaulter, because they claim blood has to be shed first....??!!
1 posted on 03/21/2011 1:50:13 PM PDT by Main Street
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To: Main Street

As the father of a special child, I will do everything in my power to keep him out of government schools.


2 posted on 03/21/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Main Street

The kid isn’t gay so I don’t see what the problem is here. After all we know that only gay bullying is not to be tolerated. </sarc>


3 posted on 03/21/2011 1:53:53 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: Main Street
Give that kid a pistol.

That, or get him out of government school.

4 posted on 03/21/2011 1:54:25 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Main Street

A no morals society.


5 posted on 03/21/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Main Street

And therefore, we should figuratively castrate every male school student.


6 posted on 03/21/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Yeah, that’s probably not a good idea. This one is up to the adults to take care of and they are dragging. A little press might whip them into shape.


7 posted on 03/21/2011 1:55:56 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Main Street

Looks like the puncher is black. No crime or hate crime committed here.


8 posted on 03/21/2011 1:56:56 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Gene Eric

No, but maybe they should be taught to protect kids like this instead of punching them.


9 posted on 03/21/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Main Street

The authorities are definitely not on the side of someone who defends himself, heck in the UK he might face charges.


10 posted on 03/21/2011 1:58:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Main Street
Video of the punch and father's comments
11 posted on 03/21/2011 1:59:52 PM PDT by deport
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To: Main Street

Nothing complicated here. Schools are run by liberals. Liberals are notable bullies and cowards themselves. Who would expect them to do anything except sanctimoniously claim they have a no-tolerance bullying policy? Which, naturally, they will never enforce.


12 posted on 03/21/2011 2:00:39 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: Main Street

The police say that he can’t be charged because no blood was shed??? Wow, that is awesome law enforcement. My response to that would have been to ask the police officer who gave the answer to confirm his “interpretation” of the law for me one more time as I am about to punch you in the gut as hard as I can since it is not against the law.


13 posted on 03/21/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Gene Eric

Some sh*t never changes

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.
Bion
Greek bucolic poet (~100 BC)

I have no doubt the teens supended would tell you that they “were just having some fun”

The school and police should say - “you’re just doing 90 days for assult and battery.”

Sounds like dad needs to school the school board.


14 posted on 03/21/2011 2:03:04 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Main Street

Anybody who would bully or pick on a handicapped kid or child is lower than the lowest piece of slime and scum on the face of the earth.


15 posted on 03/21/2011 2:03:48 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Main Street

Good advice on Federal Court, but remember, the Feds are Obama Feds now, and they don’t care about white kids, disabled or not.


16 posted on 03/21/2011 2:05:40 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Main Street
ya dude Pictures, Images and Photos
17 posted on 03/21/2011 2:07:01 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Wilderness Conservative

“Looks like the puncher is black.” Sorry to say, but that was the first thing I noticed. Are school officials intimidated because he’s black? It’s out of control.
Demand justice, and you’ll be called a racist.


18 posted on 03/21/2011 2:07:57 PM PDT by usual suspect
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To: To Hell With Poverty

I guess it doesn’t “get better” for autistic kids.

This is heartbreaking.


19 posted on 03/21/2011 2:07:59 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Hoodat

A nice lawsuit at the school, police, school board, and the parents of the assaulter would be suitable, I think.


20 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: scorchedearther
Anybody who would bully or pick on a handicapped kid or child is lower than the lowest piece of slime and scum on the face of the earth.

Amen.

21 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Main Street
I personally believe laws nationwide need to be changed to allow public officials who go out of their way to not do what must be done in situations like this one be it school administrators or cops and even judges should be sued in civil courts for their actions and/or lack of actions in these type of cases.

As it stands now they cower and hide behind laws that protect their otherwise criminal and cowardly behavior knowing well they have the protection of the law to shield them. Far too long now they have acted immorally and they should be held accountable for their actions in their official capacities.

22 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:34 PM PDT by Ron H. (These are some troubling times we find ourselves living in these days!)
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To: azcap
The police say that he can’t be charged because no blood was shed???

The Boston Strangler would have loved this town.

23 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: azcap
The police say that he can’t be charged because no blood was shed??? Wow, that is awesome law enforcement. My response to that would have been to ask the police officer who gave the answer to confirm his “interpretation” of the law for me one more time as I am about to punch you in the gut as hard as I can since it is not against the law.
A lot of people should lose their jobs over this.

A lot of people should lose their cushy jobs and their cushy pensions and their cushy medical care and their cushy dental care.

Then maybe the next crop of PUBLIC SERVANTS will think twice before spitting in the taxpayers' eyes.

24 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:58 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Snickering Hound

"Hello? Should we just come back there and get our own, or what?"

25 posted on 03/21/2011 2:12:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Main Street

I happened to flip to Fox last night about the time this story came on. It was so sad. When the camera went over to Gerald after the end of the story you could just see him seething at the story and I was like hmmmm Geraldo isn’t finished with this story just yet. Maybe he will do a follow up. Not that I’m a Geraldo fan, but I hope he does. The idiot school superintendents receptionist wasn’t very cooperative either. That poor kid.


26 posted on 03/21/2011 2:12:18 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: azcap
Something is not right here. The bully was only suspended for 5 days, and the cops are claiming a lame excuse to not arrest. Why and who is protecting this bully. Could it be he is a star athlete? The bullies parents have some kind of pull? They need to dig deeper and get to the bottom of this.
27 posted on 03/21/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Main Street

Attacked by the feral population.


28 posted on 03/21/2011 2:14:07 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Don’t be messing with Holder’s people.


29 posted on 03/21/2011 2:15:43 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: martinidon
Something is not right here. The bully was only suspended for 5 days, and the cops are claiming a lame excuse to not arrest. Why and who is protecting this bully. Could it be he is a star athlete? The bullies parents have some kind of pull? They need to dig deeper and get to the bottom of this.

Could it be that the bully is black and the cops are maybe black as well? Who knows?! That's kind of what it sounds like IMO.

30 posted on 03/21/2011 2:16:25 PM PDT by Ron H. (These are some troubling times we find ourselves living in these days!)
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To: Main Street

Great, you can beat up on a retard....aren’t you quite the manly man.

Oh yeah that’s right... the civilized world gives the mentally challenged a little more latitude and a larger benefit of the doubt.

I frankly don’t care if the kid who’s not at age appropriate IQ acted first, your responsibility as someone who is, is to be better than that. What a bunch of savages.


31 posted on 03/21/2011 2:17:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: GeronL
“heck in the UK he might face charges.”
In the US he would and should face charges. If I was this kids parents I would sue the school, the bully, and who ever is protecting this dirtbag
32 posted on 03/21/2011 2:17:31 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Hoodat
If that happened to my child I would own that school district. If his child picked on somebody because they were black and then punched them he would be expelled and Jesse Jackson would be marching through town.

This child's legal protection lies in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Staff that won't deal with this are denying that child the education guaranteed him by federal law. Crush them. Make them pay.

As a father of a special needs child, I moved to a part of the country where this crap isn't tolerated.

33 posted on 03/21/2011 2:19:04 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

You have to look at the “group” the attackers belong to, also, as a factor as to whether anything will be done about it.


34 posted on 03/21/2011 2:20:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Main Street
The police refuse to charge the assaulter, because they claim blood has to be shed first....??!!

Punch a cop in the stomach without "shedding blood" and I'm so sure they'll just laugh it off.

35 posted on 03/21/2011 2:20:45 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: USNBandit
I can't even bear to watch it...my grandson has autism. If this happened to him I'd be up in arms and in their faces like you would not believe.

For the sake of the boy, I hope the parents get a good advocate. That poor kid.

36 posted on 03/21/2011 2:24:08 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Main Street

I just find it hard to believe there isn’t a law to protect a special needs person - we have special laws for hate crimes or for elder abuse but nothing for a special needs child????? I hope the parents don’t let this one go by - they need to sue the boy involved and the school if they refuse to protect this child.


37 posted on 03/21/2011 2:26:00 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: Main Street

I have mixed feelings about posting this one. But I wish all bullying situations end up like this one.

http://img143.imageshack.us/i/osg.mp4/


38 posted on 03/21/2011 2:27:37 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: Williams

Williams, over here. The attackers need someone to defend them.

I think the special needs kid tried to beat them up, but the video just doesn’t show it.


39 posted on 03/21/2011 2:30:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: SengirV

I have NO mixed feelings about that video - the bigger kid took it and took it, never taking even a defensive stance. The little prick was taunting him thinking he wouldn’t do anything (probably hadn’t many times in the past) - the little weasel got what he deserved. Thanks for posting it.


40 posted on 03/21/2011 2:38:55 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: Main Street

Media Meme alert. Very predictable outrage generation method ahead. Expect more of same until the “Sheeple” demand The Federal Government Do Something About It.

Then rinse and repeat.


41 posted on 03/21/2011 2:41:27 PM PDT by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: thefactor

Or others to step in and kick some bully ass, but sissification makes that less likely.


42 posted on 03/21/2011 2:49:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I think that a length of broom handle ended with about a dozen seve penny nails and wrapped in duct tape would solve the problem.

It did for me.


43 posted on 03/21/2011 2:49:39 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Main Street

Well, the bully is a “protected class” don’t’cha know?


44 posted on 03/21/2011 2:53:22 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: USNBandit
As a father of a special needs child, I moved to a part of the country where this crap isn't tolerated.

Where may I ask is that? I live in metro Atlanta, but I know that my 6½-year-old son will regress in the local public school. They are not equipped for nor are they interested in advancing his development. He is in his first year of private school now, and it has done wonders for him. His communication skills have improved tremendously.

45 posted on 03/21/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Main Street

It seems pretty obvious that the principal who handled this was choosing his battles carefully. If he had expelled the attackers, a bunch of “community leaders” would have been marching, and Al Sharpton would have come to town to support them. All the special-needs kid has going for him is the dim threat of a federal injunction. When the school superintendent was asked about the matter, he chuckled that he was through with it—meaning that he had saved his own job and those of his underlings. Balancing interest groups to stay afloat is what public education is about these days. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go elsewhere, but (unfortunately) they can’t take their school taxes with them.


46 posted on 03/21/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Main Street

Can anyone tell me where this happened?


47 posted on 03/21/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

My son, who is normal but was very tall for his age was punched at a football game by a HS kid who had been told by a 3rd student that my son was making smart remarks and was from another HS (he was actually 12 but nearly 6” tall).

The puncher came an apologized profusely when he found out he’d been “punked” by the 3rd party into assaulting a twelve year old.

My point is that sometimes these altercations occur because a unseen 3rd party is manipulating the aggressor often just for personal amusement.


48 posted on 03/21/2011 3:24:00 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet." ~ C.S. Lewis)
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To: metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime

This is just sad. Of all the reasons to homeschool, it’s one of the better ones, isn’t it?


49 posted on 03/21/2011 3:27:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Main Street
"Paging Barry Soetoro.. please come to a yellow courtesy phone.. paging Mr. Barry Soetoro, will you please come to a yellow courtesy phone"..
50 posted on 03/21/2011 3:27:51 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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