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(NPR)   "Victims Of Bullying Are More Likely To Be Arrested As Adults." So you're saying they preemptively had it coming?   (npr.org) divider line 98
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2013-08-01 08:27:51 PM
Wow. I figured bullying victims would be less likely to get arrested. A childhood of bullying sends a clear message: Other people can get away with stuff. You can't.
 
2013-08-01 08:38:03 PM
Oh, somebody's got it coming...

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2013-08-01 08:38:48 PM
Ahhh actually I think they have that backwards...  Every single "bully" I remember from both Middle School and High School all turned out to be criminals. They all have lengthy records and became the dregs of society, none of them being productive members of society.  I continue to laugh at their misfortunes while I make the big money they will never, ever see as well as not having any sort of criminal record, thank you.
 
2013-08-01 08:39:46 PM
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2013-08-01 08:40:19 PM
What do you mean by that?

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2013-08-01 08:41:05 PM
The kind of Poindexter that gets bullied tends to have a snout you want to punch, and a pendantic habit of correcting people over trivial things.
 
2013-08-01 08:41:19 PM
Lesson to our kids: be a bully, stay out of prison.
 
2013-08-01 08:41:24 PM
And those that were bulling you are more likely to be the ones arresting you.
 
2013-08-01 08:42:02 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: And those that were bulling you are more likely to be the ones arresting you.


Bulling?

Heh!
 
2013-08-01 08:42:28 PM
"Males and females are different,"

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2013-08-01 08:42:31 PM
One word: Columbine.
 
2013-08-01 08:43:55 PM
The had it coming?

Headline typos make bab Jesus cr
 
2013-08-01 08:45:38 PM
Perhaps they lack the courage to lie their ass off to a cop. They teach them to use intimidating body language. They also teach them to lie to get what they want, so why not lie to them?

/Perfectly legal other than your identity.
//Got me out of a few jams when I was young.
///Never trust a cop. Ever.
 
2013-08-01 08:46:06 PM

LtDarkstar: Ahhh actually I think they have that backwards...  Every single "bully" I remember from both Middle School and High School all turned out to be criminals. They all have lengthy records and became the dregs of society, none of them being productive members of society.  I continue to laugh at their misfortunes while I make the big money they will never, ever see as well as not having any sort of criminal record, thank you.


Yep. There was a bully in my high school, who already had an impressive rap sheet and was very well aquainted with the local police.

He was your typical dumb jock who thought because he was able to catch a football, he could do whatever he wanted and intimiate whoever he wanted

But not only that, but because he was such a good football player, the airhead coach would actually come to his defense and rescue, only feeding him the ideas that he could do no wrong

Now flash forward 20 years, I have a good job and good paycheck, and last I've heard, he tried to pick a fight with somehody in a bar, and thanks to a well-placed bullet, he is now in a wheelchair
 
2013-08-01 08:47:25 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: And those that were bulling you are more likely to be the ones arresting you.



Welly, welly, welly. Smot the chelloveck what has the bolshy gulliver.
 
2013-08-01 08:52:51 PM

Astorix: One word: Columbine.


Weren't the farkers behind Columbine the bullies themselves?
 
2013-08-01 08:58:16 PM
I have said this before and I will say it again:  These anti-bullying efforts are making our kids slower, weaker, fatter and more emotionally fragile.  Bullies are Darwinism at work.  Without bullies, we are left to glorify our own freaky idiosyncrasies and drift happily into sloth and gluttony.  We will fragment as a society into a blob of lazy, fat, pathetic degenerates, each more disgusting and less productive than the next.

And you know what the result will be?  More tolerance and happiness?  No.  It will be Nazism.  Some group of organized, efficient, intolerant brownshirts will come marching right over our fat sorry asses with rigid goals and homogenous thinking.    Suffering, wedgies and emotional attacks will be brought down on a mass scale.

If you love america... If you love liberty... find someone who is a weak, pathetic outcast and mercilessly tease them.  Some will feel bad and succumb.  And it's sad.  But others will will become angry... and then the anger will turn to hate... and hate to strength...  And on that strength, we shall resist...
 
2013-08-01 08:59:46 PM

Fano: The kind of Poindexter that gets bullied tends to have a snout you want to punch, and a pendantic habit of correcting people over trivial things.


Fixed that for -- Ow!
 
2013-08-01 09:00:12 PM
LtDarkstar:  I continue to laugh at their misfortunes while I make the big money they will never, ever see as well as not having any sort of criminal record, thank you.

You sound a lot like a bully.

/bully for you?
 
2013-08-01 09:03:28 PM
Bullying puts people in place of social class. Bullies are more likely to be those a part of the upper classes while victims of bullying are a part of the working class. Bullying is a form of life that cannot be stopped. We should accept it not criminalize it.
 
2013-08-01 09:05:51 PM
It should be noted that _everybody_ is more likely to be arrested these days.
 
2013-08-01 09:13:04 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Astorix: One word: Columbine.

Weren't the farkers behind Columbine the bullies themselves?


Not necessarily bullies per se, but they definitely weren't at the bottom of the social ladder.
 
2013-08-01 09:15:10 PM
That makes sense. All the bullies become cops.
 
2013-08-01 09:17:19 PM

oryx: That makes sense. All the bullies become cops.


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2013-08-01 09:19:13 PM
Children who are bullied are often picked on because they have some emotional problems to begin with. Bullying adds to and creates emotional problems for these children. I am not surprised they become more likely to be arrested later.
I have also observed the bullies tend to be arrested a lot later too. Meanness, lack of empathy, and taking advantage of the weak do not necessarily make for a good adult skill set.
 
2013-08-01 09:19:42 PM

Funk Brothers: Bullying puts people in place of social class. Bullies are more likely to be those a part of the upper classes while victims of bullying are a part of the working class. Bullying is a form of life that cannot be stopped. We should accept it not criminalize it.


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2013-08-01 09:32:45 PM

Fano: The kind of Poindexter that gets bullied tends to have a snout you want to punch, and a pendantic habit of correcting people over trivial things.


I think you mean "pedantic".
 
2013-08-01 09:33:46 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Astorix: One word: Columbine.

Weren't the farkers behind Columbine the bullies themselves?


No. There is a revisionist book out there that says they were, but as someone who was acquainted with both of them, I call BS. How many skinny, 5'8" goth kids are bullies?
 
2013-08-01 09:35:15 PM
There is an obvious problem with studies like this.

FTA:

Almost 14 percent of people who said they were bullied repeatedly in childhood and their teens had been in prison, compared to 6 percent of people who weren't bullied, according to a study.

It's all self-reporting.  There is no way to know whether the people who said they were bullied repeatedly really were bullied any more often than those who said they were not. It may be that they are more ready to conflate isolated incidents into "repeated" bullying.

Also, I've had a similar experience to a lot of people in this thread:  the biggest bully in my high school, who scared the shiat out of me, is now in jail for armed robbery.  In my experience, it's the bullies who get into trouble, not the bullied.  Has anyone done a study where they find out how people who admit to being bullies in childhood and teen years fare later in life?
 
2013-08-01 09:36:24 PM
We should do what Sweden/Finland/Denmark (I dunno which, one of them scandinavian countries) does. They ID bullies early and turn them into shepherds for other students. Instead of getting teased over your haircut or the way you dress, you get teased for being late to school or getting an F on your test.

/the US does a piss poor job of helping kids channel natural tendencies. It's all about suppression to conform.
 
2013-08-01 09:41:34 PM
The biggest bully in my Grade 8 class ended up in prison at age 18 for 2nd degree murder, after she and a friend killed the old security guard at the local movie theatre. They had been trading sexual favours for booze and drugs, and just went in and rolled him one day. She was vicious.

One kid who was bullied the worst shot himself in the head when he was 14, so he never got to prison.
 
2013-08-01 09:43:55 PM
Reminds me of the HR person who tosses out half the resumes by random to avoid unlucky people.
 
2013-08-01 09:49:25 PM
In other news, self reporting studies are among the least reliable.  Ask any guy the size of his schlong if you don't agree.
 
2013-08-01 09:49:53 PM

DreamSnipers: Children who are bullied are often picked on because they have some emotional problems to begin with. Bullying adds to and creates emotional problems for these children. I am not surprised they become more likely to be arrested later.
I have also observed the bullies tend to be arrested a lot later too. Meanness, lack of empathy, and taking advantage of the weak do not necessarily make for a good adult skill set.


Kids that were bullied tend to get arrested more often because when they're no longer too small to defend themselves they step up and challenge the assholes of the world.  Then they get arrested for stomping the ever living dog shiat out of somebody that earned the ass kicking.
 
2013-08-01 09:54:24 PM
Why are you incriminating yourself? Stop incriminating yourself, Poindexter. Hey guys, look, he's incriminating himself! Boy, that really looks like it hurts. Why are you incriminating yourself, nerd?
 
2013-08-01 09:59:00 PM

GreenAdder: Wow. I figured bullying victims would be less likely to get arrested. A childhood of bullying sends a clear message: Other people can get away with stuff. You can't.


hence the reason they are more likely to get caught?
 
2013-08-01 09:59:11 PM

Evil Canadian: The biggest bully in my Grade 8 class ended up in prison at age 18 for 2nd degree murder, after she and a friend killed the old security guard at the local movie theatre. They had been trading sexual favours for booze and drugs, and just went in and rolled him one day. She was vicious.

One kid who was bullied the worst shot himself in the head when he was 14, so he never got to prison.


Well, that doesn't sound very Canadian.
 
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2013-08-01 10:02:26 PM
This makes a lot of sense, actually, considering that bullies grow up to work as cops (and TSA agents, and border patrol, etc).

Why would they change their target demographic of their victims just because they grew older?
 
2013-08-01 10:08:50 PM
www.topsuccesssite.com Bully.
 
2013-08-01 10:10:43 PM
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Having the last laugh.
 
2013-08-01 10:32:15 PM
Kids that are stupid enough to get bullied are also stupid enough to get arrested.

/ It's never too late to start thinking, but the sooner you do it the better your life will be.
 
2013-08-01 10:32:27 PM
The biggest bully (and a known racist) in my school went on to become a cop. Oddly he never bullied me, though I was bullied on and off in school for a time.

I'm doing quite fine, thanks for asking.

Pro tip for a young kid being bullied: Nip that sh*t in the bud before high school. I must have gotten in a dozen fights between 7th and 8th grade, but the last fist fight I got into was in was freshman year HS over a bigger kid, a rare victory. Took one or two sucker punches after that and was challenged to one fight I never met up for, but nothing to write home about. HS shared some similarities to prison at times.

Definitely glad I'm past all that stuff. My kids are getting self-defense lessons if they want it.
 
2013-08-01 10:32:33 PM
...and to be a teenage fark machine.
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(and for some reason overly sensitive about how some fans didn't like her succeeding Sheridan, even though who gives a shiat.)
 
2013-08-01 10:59:50 PM
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2013-08-01 11:10:18 PM
Ridin in the bus down the boulevard and the place was pretty packed
Couldn't find a seat so I had to stand with the retards in the back

Hey, he's gonna taze you too
another one rides the bus!
 
2013-08-01 11:18:28 PM
But children who are consistently bullied also are more likely to run afoul of the law as adults, including being arrested and jailed.

More likely than WHAT? Than WHO? Than bullies themselves? Than the general population? Than left-handed midget chainsaw jugglers?

The survey didn't ask the participants if they were bullies themselves or measure the type of bullying they received. It was presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu.

So the survey is essentially the vaguest SLOP known to man: "Have you been incarcerated? Yes. Were you bullied as a child? Yes?" THEORY PROVEN!!!
 
2013-08-01 11:29:27 PM
Because if you never stand up to the bully, you will always be a victim. Bullies are a good thing. They teach kids early on to stand up for themselves, and there is a pecking order. All animals do it, we are no different.
 
2013-08-01 11:30:32 PM

GreenAdder: Wow. I figured bullying victims would be less likely to get arrested. A childhood of bullying sends a clear message: Other people can get away with stuff. You can't.


Everyone takes abuse a different way. I learned to be understanding and thicken my skin.

Others learned that the world will shiat on them and decide it is ok to shiat on others, or at least lash out in response to frustrations.

Sad, really.
 
2013-08-01 11:32:30 PM
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//heh. found. shared.
 
2013-08-01 11:45:59 PM
Whats the matter, preemptively? You've got an article in front of you instead of a pronoun, don't ya? Are you gonna cry now? Look at preemptively cry! Wah, wah! Poor widdle baby cwy! That's it, you big baby, run home to your mommy!
 
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