Thursday, February 3, 2011

Words Count

Words count -

and so does correct usage.

The video'd assault on 13 year old Nadin Khoury from Upper Darby, PA, to which I will not link, has gotten a tremendous amount of press coverage.

Every SINGLE report that I have seen refers to the bullying. Definition courtesy of Merriam-Webster online.


Transitive verb
1. To treat abusively
2. To affect by means of force or coercion
Intransitive verb
1. To use browbeating language or behavior

Bully: synonyms
Brutalize, abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess around (slang), mishandle, mistreat, misuse

This child was not just bullied. He was assaulted.



1. A: a violent physical or verbal attack

B: a military attack usually involving direct contact with enemy forces

C: a concerted effort (as to reach a goal or defeat an adversary)

2. A: a threat or attempt to inflect offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact
B: rape

Assault is a crime. It is punishable by law. It is not dependant upon the schools to take care of assaults. It is incumbent upon the state to both protect the innocent and prosecute the criminal. Once we call a spade a spade and quit being so politically correct, I believe that, one crime at a time, we can take back our liberties, both civil and personal.


~sWaMpY~ said...

Well said ! Agree 100 % Have you sent this to all the news media reporting it as "bullying?"

Pamela said...

I didn't see the mentioned video. But, I sure get sick when I read or hear about them.

No doubt there should be charges filed.

Junebug said...

I so agree that wasn't bullying. I saw the video on the news. That was a crime.

Sayre said...

I haven't seen it either, but I absolutely understand what you mean. Even with a Zero Tolerance policy at his school, my son fears both being bullied AND being assaulted. He's been bullied - and he sees other kids going at it on a fairly regular basis. We are thinking of changing schools. Which is too bad - this school has an excellent reputation for its magnet program and academics.

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