I went to high school in Daytona Beach, Florida. At the time, Daytona was the East Coast Home of the Hell’s Angels. It was where the moonshiners raced. One of the Hell’s Angels East Coast wives lived across the street. High School was interesting.
The coach of the football team was a World War II veteran who had survived a couple of fatal encounters in both Europe and the Pacific. Any punk who created a problem in the school was dealt with harshly. (I remember gym class when boxing was featured. The punks were generally pitted against the biggest, strongest and nastiest football players. The coach had no problem smacking a few punks as well – school justice.)
Over the past few weeks, there have been a couple of incidents where punks beat up kids in school situations. In one instance, the consequences were dire. A young girl was so brutalized by a gang of girl punks that she committed suicide at home and, apparently, in her bedroom closet.
We know what led this young girl to commit suicide. We have a video of the assault that preceded the suicide. We have her picture with and without the bruises from her beating. What we don’t have is substantive information about the assailants. They are being protected while the young girl is now in her grave. Thanks to the video and the immediately available witnesses, there is no question about the assault or the assailants.
There is another incident of note. A 9 year old girl was relentlessly pummeled by a 15 year old boy on a school bus. Again, the assault is on video and its brutality is obvious. We know almost everything about her and almost nothing about her assailant. Why is he being protected?
Their answer is always these punks are just kids and they don’t know any better. They should be protected against scorn and derision for their actions. Let the law sort it out (after the fact). —– Well, maybe these punks ought to be called to account by society in general rather than hidden from society in general. Why should two innocents suffer while the guilty go free of serious consequences?
And don’t tell me that the assailants are facing criminal charges. So what? They get inconvenienced and more than likely will walk free as first time offenders (even if they aren’t first time offenders). After all we don’t want to taint their futures with the results of unfortunate acts. Meanwhile, one victim is silent in the grave and the other is permanently traumatized. What justice do they get when we protect the guilty?
Vigilante justice. It’s coming soon.
Shunning and shaming work. If we knew who did this, their lives could be made miserable. Let them go into a restaurant and be told immediately they are not welcome. Same with the grocery, drug store, high school games. When they walk down the street, people can turn their backs on them in silence. Everywhere they go they are made unwelcome.
They get no justice.
When the modern video technology shows an incident, it isn’t an allegation it is a reality. Time to upgrade the news media and the justice system to account for virtually instantaneous assault and battery in the school system. The situations noted above aren’t just about innocent until proven guilty but about a reality where society has to protect itself and the innocent against brutality.
Who was the 5 yr old in the picture that was beaten by a 12 yr old
You can google your question and it will come up with the story.