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(AP News)   Kansas legislator and lawyer pleads guilty on three misdemeanors for kicking a 15-year-old student in the balls while working as a substitute art teacher. Wait a minute, something's not right about this story. Oh, he's a Republican, from Kansas, but still   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Misdemeanor, Disorderly conduct, Magistrate, Republican Rep. Mark Samsel, Kansas, Legislators, High school, Judge  
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2021-09-14 5:27:08 PM  
My only question is why would a Republican be assigned to teach an art class?

Oh yeah. Kansas.
 
2021-09-14 6:50:43 PM  
All he gets is probation, plus he gets to keep his job as a lawmaker.
It's good to be white, powerful, and Republican in Kansas.
No consequences for your actions....ever.
 
2021-09-14 7:02:59 PM  
After reading that article, they really sanitize and don't go into details about what he did, so here are more details from The Washington Post:

One video allegedly shows Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel asking students about their sex lives.

Another reportedly shows the Republican lawmaker pushing someone against a wall while working as a substitute teacher and warning, "I could put the wrath of God on you right now."

Yet another, reviewed by the Kansas City Star, allegedly captures the moments right after the legislator kneed a student in the crotch Wednesday. Samsel stands over the boy, the Star reported, and asks, "Did it hurt?" - then asks him why he's about to cry and queries a classmate: "Doyou want to check his nuts for him, please?"

"Class, you have permission to kick him in the balls," Samsel says at one point on video, according to the newspaper.

The Post obtained several short videos from families in the Wellsville district allegedly showing Samsel's behavior in the classroom.

"Make babies! Who likes makin' babies?" a male voice asks enthusiastically in one brief clip as a girl films her reaction. The video, which appears to have been postedto Snapchat, is captioned, "i literally hate it here" and "mark is being so gross." The speakers are off-camera.

"You haven't masturbated?" the male voice asks, and the girl's eyes widen. "Don't answer that question," he quickly adds.

"I'm not going to answer that question ... " someone answers.
"Thank you," the man responds. "I told you not to. ... God already knows it."

The Star reported Samsel seemed to fixate on one male student in footage from Wednesday, following and grabbing him on video and telling him, "You're about ready to anger me and get the wrath of God." He pushes the student, who runs away, according to the Star.

"You should run and scream," Samsel allegedly says, adding amid some laughter that the Devil is leaving his classroom.

A video shared with The Post shows a man pushing another person toward the wall in a room strewn with backpacks, speaking about the "wrath of God." The person runs away yelling.

Other video obtained by the Star reportedly captures Samsel telling students about a sophomore who tried to kill himself because he has two female parents.

"He's a foster kid," Samsel said, according to the newspaper. "His alternatives in life were having no parents or foster care parents who are gay. How do you think I'm going to feel if he commits suicide? Awful."

Samsel repeatedly mentions suicide as well as religion in class, according to the Star, which posted some of the audio. He asks a student about "listening to the devil's music," the Star reported, and urges people to "speak the Lord's name proudly."

The lawmaker can also be seen telling students to go outside and run while holding hands, the newspaper said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politi​c​s/2021/05/02/mark-samsel-arrest-videos​/
 
2021-09-14 8:36:37 PM  
Just popping in to point and laugh at the attorney working as a substitute teacher. Maybe his car is too old to driver for Uber.
 
2021-09-14 8:37:07 PM  
Did he rip off the kid's mask and cough on him for good measure too?
 
2021-09-14 8:38:11 PM  
If I'm the kid's parents, I file the civil suit tomorrow.
 
2021-09-14 8:38:34 PM  
10 to 1 he voted to reduce teacher pay.
 
2021-09-14 8:39:09 PM  
Modern art is highly subjective these days.
 
2021-09-14 8:41:30 PM  

Walker: All he gets is probation, plus he gets to keep his job as a lawmaker.
It's good to be white, powerful, and Republican in Kansas.
No consequences for your actions....ever.


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2021-09-14 8:41:37 PM  

Walker: After reading that article, they really sanitize and don't go into details about what he did, so here are more details from The Washington Post:

One video allegedly shows Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel asking students about their sex lives.

Another reportedly shows the Republican lawmaker pushing someone against a wall while working as a substitute teacher and warning, "I could put the wrath of God on you right now."

Yet another, reviewed by the Kansas City Star, allegedly captures the moments right after the legislator kneed a student in the crotch Wednesday. Samsel stands over the boy, the Star reported, and asks, "Did it hurt?" - then asks him why he's about to cry and queries a classmate: "Doyou want to check his nuts for him, please?"

"Class, you have permission to kick him in the balls," Samsel says at one point on video, according to the newspaper.

The Post obtained several short videos from families in the Wellsville district allegedly showing Samsel's behavior in the classroom.

"Make babies! Who likes makin' babies?" a male voice asks enthusiastically in one brief clip as a girl films her reaction. The video, which appears to have been postedto Snapchat, is captioned, "i literally hate it here" and "mark is being so gross." The speakers are off-camera.

"You haven't masturbated?" the male voice asks, and the girl's eyes widen. "Don't answer that question," he quickly adds.

"I'm not going to answer that question ... " someone answers.
"Thank you," the man responds. "I told you not to. ... God already knows it."

The Star reported Samsel seemed to fixate on one male student in footage from Wednesday, following and grabbing him on video and telling him, "You're about ready to anger me and get the wrath of God." He pushes the student, who runs away, according to the Star.

"You should run and scream," Samsel allegedly says, adding amid some laughter that the Devil is leaving his classroom.

A video shared with The Post shows a man pushing another person t ...


That's some good old fashioned quackery right there.
 
2021-09-14 8:44:41 PM  
this dude should not be alone around children and not allowed in the room where the people that run things work.

he's abusive and in all likelihood rapey.
 
2021-09-14 8:44:44 PM  

ChrisDe: If I'm the kid's parents, I file the civil suit tomorrow.


You've already won. He just plead guilty to a crime, so exhibit 1-3 are admissions of guilt. The only question I have is if the salary of a state rep can be garnished.
 
2021-09-14 8:47:57 PM  
Republican manhandling a teenager's balls seems on brand
 
2021-09-14 8:48:48 PM  
We had at least one Fark thread about this dipshiat back when it happened.
Glad to see he's been smoted with the mighty hammer of justice.

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2021-09-14 8:51:49 PM  
Where's the charge for sexual assault?
 
2021-09-14 8:54:12 PM  

emersonbiggins: Republican manhandling a teenager's balls seems on brand


One more notch in the primered van's seat belt.
 
2021-09-14 9:02:49 PM  

Walker: A


Jesus, the guys a sociopath to put it mildly.
The GOP is a criminal organization
 
2021-09-14 9:09:05 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Jesus, the guys a sociopath to put it mildly.


Obviously nuts
 
2021-09-14 9:18:05 PM  
Let's only people who have been teachers for at least a year to criticize this guy though...
 
2021-09-14 9:19:36 PM  
iheartscotch
Where's the charge for sexual assault?

It's the KHITBASH defense. Anything done or referenced by Avril is too cute to be criminal.
 
2021-09-14 9:19:36 PM  

ChrisDe: If I'm the kid's parents, I file the civil suit tomorrow.


Honestly the just thing to do is to allow him to reap what he has sown. Decree that every Kansan is allowed to kick him in the balls every time they see him, no repercussions. And if he attempts to do anything back, they have the right to stand their ground and kill him.
 
2021-09-14 9:31:06 PM  
Where is this kids dad? Finding a pair of steel toe boots solid enough to kick this guys balls up out of his ears?

I mean what the actual fark.

This is the republican party, and apparently their constituents are okay with child abuse.
 
2021-09-14 9:44:03 PM  

StaleCoffee: Where is this kids dad?


Might not have one. If the kid's an orphan that would make him a preferential target for abuse.
 
2021-09-14 10:12:51 PM  

StaleCoffee: Where is this kids dad? Finding a pair of steel toe boots solid enough to kick this guys balls up out of his ears?

I mean what the actual fark.

This is the republican party, and apparently their constituents are okay with child abuse.


They send their kids to school without masks to catch a disease they might die from.  *Abuse* is the entrance fee for the cheap seats of Conservatism.
 
2021-09-14 10:18:41 PM  
Wellsville is a unique small town that will eventually be swallowed up by the sprawl of Kansas City. When this nut was going through school, the basketball coach was named Kermit Deterding. I mention that only because I consider that to be the most Kansas name of all time. By the front office they had a poster of the muppet frog saying "homework makes my head smart."
 
2021-09-14 10:57:14 PM  
For a group of people strongly averse to consequences, Republicans sure do seem to enjoy spending a lot of time farking around on the wrong side of 'what if?'
 
2021-09-14 11:14:43 PM  

Dear Jerk: Wellsville is a unique small town that will eventually be swallowed up by the sprawl of Kansas City. When this nut was going through school, the basketball coach was named Kermit Deterding. I mention that only because I consider that to be the most Kansas name of all time. By the front office they had a poster of the muppet frog saying "homework makes my head smart."


I'd just like to point out this short story had two Kermits in it.  TWO KERMITS
 
2021-09-14 11:41:14 PM  
Why did I instantly know, without even reading the TFA, that this guy would be a religious nut job?
 
2021-09-14 11:59:40 PM  
So, this guy, who is in charge of the care and well being of a child gets misdemeanor charges.....but if that same kid sold an 1/8 of weed on campus he would be facing enhanced charges for dealing at school.

Something isn't right here
 
2021-09-15 12:49:49 AM  
I remember this story!

He violently attacked a minor child and invited others to do so, he talked about stuff that any licensed teacher would lose their job over (teachers' unions wouldn't support such a teacher), and all he gets is...probation? And gets to keep his state legislature position? Are you farking kidding me???

If I did that to a kid, the local cops would haul my ass to jail, the DA would charge me with felony assault, and I'd be damned lucky not to be on the sex offender registry.

The justice system sucks.
 
2021-09-15 1:40:22 AM  
I was wondering why he looked so familiar. Then I realized that he's that guy who kicks kids in the balls. You know. For Jesus.
 
2021-09-15 7:03:41 AM  
People really do fail upwards into right-wing politics.
 
2021-09-15 7:38:42 AM  
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2021-09-15 5:47:23 PM  

Walker: After reading that article, they really sanitize and don't go into details about what he did, so here are more details from The Washington Post:

One video allegedly shows Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel asking students about their sex lives.

Another reportedly shows the Republican lawmaker pushing someone against a wall while working as a substitute teacher and warning, "I could put the wrath of God on you right now."

Yet another, reviewed by the Kansas City Star, allegedly captures the moments right after the legislator kneed a student in the crotch Wednesday. Samsel stands over the boy, the Star reported, and asks, "Did it hurt?" - then asks him why he's about to cry and queries a classmate: "Doyou want to check his nuts for him, please?"

"Class, you have permission to kick him in the balls," Samsel says at one point on video, according to the newspaper.

The Post obtained several short videos from families in the Wellsville district allegedly showing Samsel's behavior in the classroom.

"Make babies! Who likes makin' babies?" a male voice asks enthusiastically in one brief clip as a girl films her reaction. The video, which appears to have been postedto Snapchat, is captioned, "i literally hate it here" and "mark is being so gross." The speakers are off-camera.

"You haven't masturbated?" the male voice asks, and the girl's eyes widen. "Don't answer that question," he quickly adds.

"I'm not going to answer that question ... " someone answers.
"Thank you," the man responds. "I told you not to. ... God already knows it."

The Star reported Samsel seemed to fixate on one male student in footage from Wednesday, following and grabbing him on video and telling him, "You're about ready to anger me and get the wrath of God." He pushes the student, who runs away, according to the Star.

"You should run and scream," Samsel allegedly says, adding amid some laughter that the Devil is leaving his classroom.

A video shared with The Post shows a man pushing another person toward the wall in a room strewn with backpacks, speaking about the "wrath of God." The person runs away yelling.

Other video obtained by the Star reportedly captures Samsel telling students about a sophomore who tried to kill himself because he has two female parents.

"He's a foster kid," Samsel said, according to the newspaper. "His alternatives in life were having no parents or foster care parents who are gay. How do you think I'm going to feel if he commits suicide? Awful."

Samsel repeatedly mentions suicide as well as religion in class, according to the Star, which posted some of the audio. He asks a student about "listening to the devil's music," the Star reported, and urges people to "speak the Lord's name proudly."

The lawmaker can also be seen telling students to go outside and run while holding hands, the newspaper said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politic​s/2021/05/02/mark-samsel-arrest-videos​/


Sounds like he had a crush
 
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