N.J. weighs new bullying laws after s...

N.J. weighs new bullying laws after suicide

There are 4 comments on the MSNBC story from Oct 25, 2010, titled N.J. weighs new bullying laws after suicide. In it, MSNBC reports that:

'It's approaching 2011, and it's unfortunate that we're legislating things like this' Mel Evans / AP David Zimmer holds up a copy of a photograph with the words, "Gay Must Die" that he said his son took at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, N.J. Zimmer joined a gathering Monday in Trenton to promote a bill that legislators introduced to toughen ...

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Since: May 09

Lebanon, OR

#1 Oct 25, 2010
The laws as they stand and as they are bring passed are not enough. There needs to be a provision that the parents of those who do the bullying be required to take parenting classes. If there is not overt or covert acceptance of aggressiveness in the home the kids do not pick up on it. Parents sitting in front of the TV watching a sports game and screaming “Kill the s.o.b., rip his head off,” using slurs against minorities,etc is telling the kid bulling is good and adult behavior.

Since: Jun 08

San Antonio, TX

#3 Oct 26, 2010
Rev Ray wrote:
The laws as they stand and as they are bring passed are not enough. There needs to be a provision that the parents of those who do the bullying be required to take parenting classes. If there is not overt or covert acceptance of aggressiveness in the home the kids do not pick up on it. Parents sitting in front of the TV watching a sports game and screaming “Kill the s.o.b., rip his head off,” using slurs against minorities,etc is telling the kid bulling is good and adult behavior.
I agree. Although we are born gay or straight, no child is born a bigot. They learn that at home.
RALPH NADER

Paramus, NJ

#4 Oct 26, 2010
The laws should apply to those that harrase elderly people too
chuck

Paramus, NJ

#5 Oct 30, 2010
RALPH NADER wrote:
The laws should apply to those that harrase elderly people too
right you cant let no bullying laws be an excuse for students to harasse non students off campus

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