N.M. bill targets bullies

N.M. bill targets bullies

There are 12 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Feb 5, 2011, titled N.M. bill targets bullies. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Can bullies in schools be stopped by a more aggressive state Legislature? Sen. Mary Jane Garcia says the answer is a resounding yes.

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SOS

United States

#1 Feb 6, 2011
The bullies will get you after school!
land locked sailor

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Feb 6, 2011
Typical politicians, wasting valuable time on bills that are nice to have, but this state needs jobs and a budget needs to be resolved with the Richardson shortage he created, plus other issues are more important for the current session.
jen

Egg Harbor City, NJ

#3 Feb 6, 2011
Bullies are cowards in disguise and need help not law. Where are the guidance counselors at in the school?? Did they forget why they are there for Other than a pay check??? Parents and teacher should teach kids of differences and how to get along!! For people seem to treat animals better than their fellow man!!???
Michael Morris

Carrizozo, NM

#4 Feb 6, 2011
land locked sailor wrote:
Typical politicians, wasting valuable time on bills that are nice to have, but this state needs jobs and a budget needs to be resolved with the Richardson shortage he created, plus other issues are more important for the current session.
Martinez seems to be continuing all the Richardson boondoggles. For instance the Union Pacific proposed facility in Santa Teresa. The state swapped land and is poised to remove the GRT on locomotive fuel in order to bring some jobs over from El Paso. According to recent UP press releases the jobs at Santa Teresa, but rather:

""To be able to expand, we need to do it here. Everything you see in El Paso will remain. And everyone who has a job in El Paso right now will have one in 2015."

The only major change is that some of those employees may have to work in Santa Teresa, instead of Downtown El Paso."
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_17039824

The 3000 projected construction jobs will go mostly to railroad construction companies bringing their own employees. But we are spending tens of millions on it.

Business as usual.
Blah blah blah

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Feb 6, 2011
You keep talking but all we hear is blah, blah, blah. Don't you have an imaginary case to work on lawyer?
Michael Morris

Carrizozo, NM

#6 Feb 6, 2011
Blah blah blah wrote:
You keep talking but all we hear is blah, blah, blah. Don't you have an imaginary case to work on lawyer?
Lawyer? No, Diana Martwick, Bill Clinton and Obama are lawyers. The big money is in information.
land locked sailor

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Feb 6, 2011
Michael Morris wrote:
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Martinez seems to be continuing all the Richardson boondoggles. For instance the Union Pacific proposed facility in Santa Teresa. The state swapped land and is poised to remove the GRT on locomotive fuel in order to bring some jobs over from El Paso. According to recent UP press releases the jobs at Santa Teresa, but rather:
""To be able to expand, we need to do it here. Everything you see in El Paso will remain. And everyone who has a job in El Paso right now will have one in 2015."
The only major change is that some of those employees may have to work in Santa Teresa, instead of Downtown El Paso."
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_17039824
The 3000 projected construction jobs will go mostly to railroad construction companies bringing their own employees. But we are spending tens of millions on it.
Business as usual.
I do not believe that anyone can make a 100% turn around in NM Government ways, I will wait and see what happens with this legislature session and what she does when they go home, I do feel there is still a unwillingness in Santa Fe to make any changes at all from the era of Bill Richardson.
The republicians screwed up by allowing the same old majority leaders to be elected again....
Only time will tell what she can really do, and the lies we hear from the politicians on there web sites and news segments, they do not have the state in there concerns.
Politicagal

AOL

#9 Feb 6, 2011
I agree there are probably more important issues than bullying. But "our children are our future" as most politicians like to include in a campaign speech. But bullying in the schools and workplace are becoming a very serious problem. With no money in this legislative session I believe Senator Garcia knows that a bill with money attached to it has little or no chance of passing. But it will provide dialogue to figure out a solution and end this. I believe if it is a physical bullying where students especially are assaulted or mamed should be a police action. Schools often sweep it under the rug or in some cases blame the "victim" for causing the situation. I am hopeful some good will come from Garcia's bill. Garcia has always taken the up the cause to protect our children,women and animals. Children "our future" must be able to learn and become doctors,lawyers,engineers,teac hers etc in a learning environment that is safe. Kudos, Se. Garcia.
Norm

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Feb 6, 2011
"Can bullies in schools be stopped by a more aggressive state Legislature?"

NO, it can not. What happened in Las Vegas was perpatrated by a group of sick indiviuals! It will ALWAYS be impossible to Legislate Morality. That job belongs to the parents, teachers, and churches. NOT the LEGISLATURE!
Just Wondering

Goodyear, AZ

#11 Feb 7, 2011
Michael Morris take a walk down your toy train tracks. Your post has nothing to do with the article.

I agree with Norm, you can't legislate morality. It amazes me how stupid politicians have become as well as society. If a school official sees bullying happening, take that student to the principles office to suspend them for at least two weeks for a first offense. Then a letter to the offending students parents about the action taken and include in the letter the school will not communicate with the students parents at all until the suspension is completed. All missed school worked missed during the suspension would have to be completed within a certain period of time or the student would not be able to go to the next grade level. For a second offense, the student is suspended from school for the remainder of the year and a letter is sent to the authorities as a matter of record.

The legislators can pass all the bills they want, but if action is not taken, then the laws are fruitless.

Parents need to take responsibility for the actions of their children and do something. Don't take me wrong, I believe most parents and students alike are great, but the bad apples in the box need to be taken care of.
Michael Morris

Carrizozo, NM

#12 Feb 7, 2011
Just Wondering wrote:
Michael Morris take a walk down your toy train tracks. Your post has nothing to do with the article.
I agree with Norm, you can't legislate morality. It amazes me how stupid politicians have become as well as society. If a school official sees bullying happening, take that student to the principles office to suspend them for at least two weeks for a first offense. Then a letter to the offending students parents about the action taken and include in the letter the school will not communicate with the students parents at all until the suspension is completed. All missed school worked missed during the suspension would have to be completed within a certain period of time or the student would not be able to go to the next grade level. For a second offense, the student is suspended from school for the remainder of the year and a letter is sent to the authorities as a matter of record.
The legislators can pass all the bills they want, but if action is not taken, then the laws are fruitless.
Parents need to take responsibility for the actions of their children and do something. Don't take me wrong, I believe most parents and students alike are great, but the bad apples in the box need to be taken care of.
That depends what you see as the subject. The other poster and I see that subject to actually be the poor use of legislative resources. Here is why. I know it may be a novel idea here in the wild west, but when I was a kid the solution to a bully was a roll of quarters in one's clenched fist and all the swing one could muster to the face or groin combined with as much kicking as possible after the initial blow. Always worked then and we didn't need a law or a policy or a focus group or a seminar.
NMRep

Corrales, NM

#13 Sep 11, 2011
land locked sailor wrote:
Typical politicians, wasting valuable time on bills that are nice to have, but this state needs jobs and a budget needs to be resolved with the Richardson shortage he created, plus other issues are more important for the current session.
Bullying is dangerous and kids have died because of it. If you don't believe me, please prove me wrong. It takes a few minutes for a bill to be voted on once It's on the table. This is a very important issue because it concerns our children's future.

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