Online video of NY bullying stirs passion, anger

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    Online video of NY bullying stirs passion, anger | General Headlines | Comcast

    A video of four seventh-grade boys mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York state that went viral has turned the victim into an international fundraising juggernaut and opened her tormentors to an onslaught of threats and abuse.

    From around the world, small donations for Karen Klein poured into the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com, at one point crashing the site and pulling in a staggering $443,057 by early Friday.

    At the same time, police in the Rochester suburb of Greece, N.Y., were stepping up patrols around the houses of the middle-schoolers accused of taunting her. Police didn't name the boys but their purported identities leaked out on the Web.

    Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton was compelled to warn against vigilante justice. One boy received more than a thousand death threats and commenters online were clear — and sometimes venomous — in their desire that the boys be severely punished.

    "A threat for a threat does not make the situation better," Chatterton said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

    The verbal abuse was captured in a 10-minute cellphone video recorded Monday by a student of Athena Middle School and later posted to YouTube. The video shows Klein trying her best to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats. One student taunted: "You don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they don't want to be near you."

    Klein's oldest son killed himself 10 years ago.

    Eventually, she appears to break down in tears.

    I would have loved to bitch slap them little assholes and then bitch slap there parents for raising assholes, to bad we are forced to pay property taxes to the school system to bus these worthless little pricks to school....
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    Granny says now she can afford to retire an' not have to put up with dem lil' hooligans...
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    4 N.Y. students who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year
    Jun 29, 2012 - Four seventh-graders who bullied bus monitor Karen Klein have been suspended for a year, banned from bus transportation and ordered to do community service with senior citizens, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
     
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    Good for her. I hope those scum kids carry the stigma for a long time.
     
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    Just a reflection of today's society, in-general.

    Anything goes. Say what you want. Act however you want. Don't worry about consequences. Do it if it feels good.
     
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    The kids only taunted her because she's African-American.
     

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