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Date: 03/26/12 01:00 PM

55 Responses to Big Bully Pushes A Kid Off His Skateboard

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 26, 2012 at 9:47 am
    Link: Big Bully Pushes A Kid Off His Skateboard - A grown man at Vic Park pushing children, luckily the park designer tries to help the kids.
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    Qystein Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Hero!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    WTF was up with those guys?
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Wow, why is everyone against the guy defending the kids? What a bunch of drating twats.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Anyone have any background on this? Why was the guy pushing them in the first place?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    `m a sight bigger than that bully and hate when people bully others like that. quick and easy way to deal with a guy like that it just knock him flat.

    that guy should cal the cops and that guy should be arrested for assault.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    So douchebags aren`t an American phenomenon...they`re everywhere.
    Nice to know.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Would have been a more interesting video if the guy knocked out the bully with his skateboard.
    I hope cops were called, punch to the throat on video.
  9. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I find this video an interesting comparison to the video you also posted today of some woman pushing some guy in a lake, kitteh9lives, which lots of people commented on saying they`d have punched her had she been a man. This video clearly demonstrates exactly what would have actually happened had the woman in that other video been a buff bloke that looked like he could handle himself: i.e., nobody would have "punched him", and nobody would have "bitch slapped" him around. Despite all the keyboard warrior bravado of what some people *said* they would do had she been a bloke, in reality, at best, whenever anyone of whatever gender behaves badly in public, only a tiny minority of people will react in any way at all. Even then, they usually only complain verbally, whilst owing to the Bystander Effect the vast majority stand around and do nothing at all.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    So douchebags aren`t an American phenomenon...they`re everywhere.
    Nice to know.

    What`s the matter, Gerry? Not going to declare how you would have laid into this guy, had you but been there? Or is it only female bullies that you assault in your mind?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    @MacGuffin

    You sound like you need to get laid into my penis is available on weekends and holidays!!
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    A little old for a childs pass time.
  13. Profile photo of Polar_B
    Polar_B Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Here a link about it

    News Link
  14. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    @McGovern: Thanks, I`ll keep your kind offer in mind. Just so you know, though, "getting laid" any time you feel like it is kind of one of the privileges of being female, blonde and in possession of a pulse. Also, since I`m surrounded by an entire country full of the sort of gorgeous Scotsmen that appear to make American women weak at the knees, I might be alright for choice as well.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Gerry1of1 the difference here is,as you can see, people care about what happen around. In America most probably if a kid take punch from a douchebag people stay near just to watch the scene without moving a finger.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    In America most probably if a kid take punch from a douchebag people stay near just to watch the scene without moving a finger.

    To be fair, that`s what most of the people in this video did too.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    MacGuffin at least one have reacted. If happen to you to see footages of strange facts in America you allways see that no one near the scene do something. I don`t know why? For me is unbeliveble to see people not reacting to the world.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Interesting link @Polar_B! thx!

    It shows there are often two sides to a story, even if they appear highly one-sided.
  19. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    @piperfawn: Unfortunately, that`s just a normal part of human behaviour, and it doesn`t appear to be culturally-based. It`s called the Bystander Effect, and it`s caused by individual members of any large group that is observing an emotive event in which any one or all of them could intervene feeling less individual motivation and sense of personal obligation to do so.

    The most famous example is the Kitty Genovese murder that was witnessed by literally hundreds of people, none of whom called the police (you can Google it, if you like). There are many other examples across all cultures throughout history, though, such as the German citizens that watched Jewish children and other `undesirables` starve to death in the streets in the early stages of WWII.

    Like Gandhi said, you`ve got to *be* the change that you want to see in the world, and most of us aren`t.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    "In America most probably if a kid take punch from a douchebag people stay near just to watch the scene without moving a finger."

    congratulations

    LOTD!
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    I was hoping to see the cops show up and arrest him.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    @MacGuffin- Just so you know, perhaps a dozen or so people heard her cries for help and/or saw parts of her being attacked.
    Your point however remains valid.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    @ Macguffin

    I think I love you.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    @MacGuffin, the reporting in the Kitty Genovese case wasn`t all that accurate. Exaggerations were included and important facts were omitted.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    @aptKangaroo: It`s been a while since I studied it (more than a decade ago), and was getting mixed up with other incidents I read about at the same time. You`re right, it was only a dozen or so witnesses in the Kitty Genovese case, and not "literally hundreds" as I said.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    @ Macguffin

    I think I love you.

    Thank you. :)
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    @MacGuffin, the reporting in the Kitty Genovese case wasn`t all that accurate. Exaggerations were included and important facts were omitted.

    Yes, you`re right.
  28. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    @ Macguffin

    To be fair to those who were standing around doing nothing, a confrontation like that is inevitably going to lead to a tragic confrontation where someone is getting seriously injured. Most are not adept enough at fighting to handle a guy like that so that nobody gets hurt, and the only way that a normal sized guy can stop a guy like that is with deadly force (or attempted deadly force). The cops should have been called, but all it would have taken was one of those kids a skateboard to go across his head for all the others to follow suit. However, I don`t blame the kids for not trying.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    I do not understand the guys defending the bully at all.
  30. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    To be fair to those who were standing around doing nothing, a confrontation like that is inevitably going to lead to a tragic confrontation where someone is getting seriously injured...<snip>

    Yes, I agree. And if it sounded like I was criticising, I wasn`t - just explaining why the majority of the people in this video behaved in the way that they did, and why most of us would probably do the same regardless of what we might imagine we`d do in an ideal world.

    Most of us are a lot braver in circumstances where we`re physically removed from events, than we would be if we were more directly involved. When we`re talking on the internet, or driving a car isolated from other drivers whom we feel free to criticise, are just two examples. There are reasons why we don`t go around assaulting people, reacting with violence at the drop of a hat or stepping in to protect the weak and vulnerable, even when arguably we should. You touched on some of those reaso
  31. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    ...reasons in your post.
  32. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Force feed the bald bastard a skateboard sandwich.
  33. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    @Maddux32: Polar_B`s Link
    I`m not defending the bully-guy, but there seems to be `another side` to the story, if true.

    Short version: Bully-guy claims the 13 year olds were knocking down smaller kids who were having some kind of contest & ignored requests to leave them alone.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    I do not understand the guys defending the bully at all.

    That`s because you`ve only seen a carefully selected part of the story, a part chosen to match the spin put on it.

    The alleged whole story is like this:

    Skating competition organised, mainly for younger children (6 upwards).

    Adolescents/older children disrupt the competition, endangering the younger children by cutting them up, running into them, etc.

    This guy (father of one of the children in the competition, I think) is annoyed at the disruption and risk to the younger children and pushes the disruptors around.
  35. Profile photo of panda_chaos
    panda_chaos Female 18-29
    235 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Hm. I dunno. I think people should know both sides of the story before getting all upset. Just sayin`.
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    Qystein Male 18-29
    159 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    If the bully-guy did what he did because those kids were knocking down smaller kids, then why did he hit that adult in the throat? And how is that bigbully any better than the kids? They are just kids hitting kids, he is an adult(and a big one too) hitting kids!
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    Maconha22 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Bully says he is not a "bully"
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    Even if the 13 year old was cutting off young kids, that`s an extremely immature way to handle it. It is, after all, assault on a minor, which I assume is pretty serious anywhere.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    The cretin in the brown shirt advanced two paces toward the other adult and then throat-punched him. That`s aggravated assault, if I ever saw it. I hope he`s hung out to dry.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    This whole story stinks. They organize an event at a public park, but take no steps to gain exclusive use, ie: a permit. The organizers of the event allegedly gave the kids spray cans (referenced in video) to vandalize/tag the park when they were done, which they apparently did. Also, the park designer in the video brought the kids (that were cutting off the little ones) with him to the park and videoed it from the start. There`s way more going on with this than we know.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    crazy..... reckon it was staged
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    He should call the cops, he did not have the right to touch those children.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    @BostonKaiser And so? A huge motherdrater can start violently shoving the boys?

    You sound like the pussies who were criticizing the park designer.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    The guy assaulted a teenager and this man, and everyone is mad at him for being pissed? I don`t even...
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    I recomend ANON finds this guys name and harrases the poo out of him.
  46. exti047 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    There was a skate competition on for "real" little kids (see the kids saying "can you do this?") The teenagers skated through it several times - were asked several times to skate somewhere else as they were cutting the little kids off - they didn`t and the guy lost his rag - but hey...maaaybe if they weren`t being a-holes this wou;dn`t have happened?
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    wonk61 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    This is a great thread because the linked story tells a different tale than the video.

    I say cut the big guy some slack: when I was a teenager, if I had showed up with a group and began disrupting and endangering younger kids and one of the dads had knocked me off my skateboard I (and my father) would have thought that I got off easy. It appears Mr I-helped-design-this-park decided to protest graffiti by knocking over little kids. I say he got off easy too, at least as far as Karma is concerned :)
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    Fake... why?
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Kids? He shoved some teenager. I highly doubt he ran up and shoved him off his skate board for no reason.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 2:34 am
    My Dad would have walked up to that muscle headed retard and blown his brains out, end of story.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 6:47 am
    an entire country full of the sort of gorgeous Scotsmen that appear to make American women weak at the knees

    I think you`ve confused scotch and scotsmen.
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    MaiaBennet Female 13-17
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    March 28, 2012 at 12:54 am
    What`re y`all talking about? Scotsmen? This is in Auckland New Zealand.

    @xelous It`s not fake by the way. The idiot who pushed him was on the news and was going to get his ass sued.
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    Cruzy Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2012 at 9:00 am
    So I guess what happened is that there was a competition going on and some kid skated through, despite that being a bit annoying, that f**kin idiot shouldn`t have just shove that kid like that, also he should probably be done for assault on the other guy too
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    gigs1890 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    March 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    why were all those guys defending that dude?!?
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    Smittins Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2012 at 4:03 am
    @cruzy, what actually happened is that guy who came in at about 54 seconds, gave those kids spray paint to paint some brands on the skate park, this is as well as the fact that the kids who did the spray painting were repeatedly told to get out because they were cutting off people who were actually part of the competition.
    heres the link
    skating comp story

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