Should bullies be treated as criminals?

Should bullies be treated as criminals?

There are 30 comments on the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune story from Jun 13, 2012, titled Should bullies be treated as criminals?. In it, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports that:

Pallbearers with pink and orange accents in their hair carry the casket of Kenneth Weishuhn, a freshman at South O'Brien High School who hanged himself.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Jun 13, 2012
I wonder what they will learn about bullying in a prison yard?

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#2 Jun 13, 2012
Even if the bullies are caught they will only be upset because of the consequences they may face. They won't care one wit that their actions caused someone to take their own life. Fact is they'll probably be secretly proud that they were able to get a "queer" to kill himself.

That's the mindset that bigotry allows to flourish.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Jun 13, 2012
'bully' is a fancy name for Sociopathic Personality Disorder; for which there is no cure
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Schoolyard bullies grow up to be adult bullies
http://blogs.edweek.org/topschooljobs/k-12_ta...
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When they get caught; they should be dyed green

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#4 Jun 13, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
'bully' is a fancy name for Sociopathic Personality Disorder; for which there is no cure
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Schoolyard bullies grow up to be adult bullies
http://blogs.edweek.org/topschooljobs/k-12_ta...
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When they get caught; they should be dyed green
Or at the very least, be put on the Sexual Predator list.
Bob

Houston, TX

#5 Jun 13, 2012
Why not? Gays are treated badly and they're not even doing anything wrong.
Bob

Houston, TX

#7 Jun 13, 2012
Harry Butts wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that queers are so mentally disturbed as to kill themselves indicates in and of itself that homosexuals are sick individuals!!!
Gays aren't the only ones that kill themselves. Lots of straights do too. By your twisted logic, all heterosexuals are sick individuals too.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#8 Jun 13, 2012
Harry Butts wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that queers are so mentally disturbed as to kill themselves indicates in and of itself that homosexuals are sick individuals!!!
But here you post 24/7 on the gay threads for over four years, R1. So enthralled with any and everything gay. Just what is your horse in this race? Negative attention, the inability to enter into a relationship with another human being? Your act of posting under hundreds of usernames is worn and dated.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#9 Jun 13, 2012
Harry Butts wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that queers are so mentally disturbed as to kill themselves indicates in and of itself that homosexuals are sick individuals!!!
Your name implies you're an ASS, your comment confirms it.
equalityboy81

Yulee, FL

#10 Jun 13, 2012
Yes bullies should be treated as criminals and any crimes they commit they should be prosecuted for like anyone else whether they are a minor or adult.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#11 Jun 13, 2012
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>But here you post 24/7 on the gay threads for over four years, R1. So enthralled with any and everything gay. Just what is your horse in this race? Negative attention, the inability to enter into a relationship with another human being? Your act of posting under hundreds of usernames is worn and dated.
100% SPOT ON Jade....and HE knows it!

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Jun 13, 2012
Harry Butts wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that queers are so mentally disturbed as to kill themselves indicates in and of itself that homosexuals are sick individuals!!!
10 (presumably hetero) U.S. Military personnel per day?
Self

Hawarden, IA

#13 Aug 9, 2012
bad judgement on officials and looking the other way cost a life.bully problems can be stopped if the staff doesnt look the other way .
i have a problem with that school system ,and kid's open rolling out based on getting picked on or because they look dif or they being bashed for
some reason ss pref.
D Miller

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 9, 2012
Yes, queers who kill themselves should be buried under the nearest jail.
D Miller

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Aug 9, 2012
KirkW wrote:
Even if the bullies are caught they will only be upset because of the consequences they may face. They won't care one wit that their actions caused someone to take their own life. Fact is they'll probably be secretly proud that they were able to get a "queer" to kill himself.
That's the mindset that bigotry allows to flourish.
Suicide is a self-directed decision to act upon thoughts no one can know after the queer takes his own life and can no longer testify.
No one else can be held responsible for the personal decisions of some flaky queer who decides to off himself for reasons only he can know.
Most people are just happy to know that there's one less queer whining and bitching for more privileges and preferential treatment from government, staging fake hate-crimes to garner sympathy from media and government, and clogging up the courts with their gay lawsuits.

“goodbye topix”

Since: Jun 12

Im not here

#16 Aug 9, 2012
Highschools full of bullies. The world's full of bullies of one type or other. It's tragic when someone kills themselves but u cannot make someone do it. He shouldent have come out at high school. Poor boy. I so get why he woulda done it.
If u make it criminal there's gonna be way too many people in jail.
D Miller

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 9, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
Yes bullies should be treated as criminals and any crimes they commit they should be prosecuted for like anyone else whether they are a minor or adult.
What about all the thousands of queers who perpetrate fake "hate-crimes" against themselves?
What should the penalty be, if any, for queers who bully themselves?
None, I'm sure.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Aug 9, 2012
D Miller wrote:
<quoted text>What about all the thousands of queers who perpetrate fake "hate-crimes" against themselves?
What should the penalty be, if any, for queers who bully themselves?
None, I'm sure.
Have any reliable links to data on those "thousands" of yours?

Otherwise, STFU!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#19 Aug 10, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Have any reliable links to data on those "thousands" of yours?
Otherwise, STFU!
Why do you think he posts here, with numerous unregistered usernames? Everyone around him walks away after rolling their eyes.

“goodbye topix”

Since: Jun 12

Im not here

#21 Aug 10, 2012
Plane Ole Texan wrote:
<quoted text>I hereby ban you from posting in the Hetero Cafe!!!
Sos ur started a thread called "the hetero cafe"? in the gay forum, yeh, that makes about as much sense as ur "location". Where is this thread, post a link to it hay.
Self

Hawarden, IA

#22 Aug 14, 2012
staff looks the other as a unprotected student get violated or bullied . i have talked to students that open enrolled out and they say off the record there is a deep problem in sob .who will step up and talk about it ,know one.

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