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EYE FOR AN EYE

Parents Of Brooklyn Teen Blinded By Homophobic Bullies Suing City

Kardin Ulysse, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Roy H. Mann Junior High in Brooklyn, New York, is blind in one eye thanks to a pair of bullies who brutally beat him in the cafeteria, shouting anti-gay epithets as they pummeled his face.Kardin’s already undergone two surgeries since the June 2 attack. “The doctor says he needs a transplant,” his father, Pierre, told the New York Daily News. “For me to send him to school with two eyes and come back with one eye is really absurd. I want the world to know about this.”

According to a Department of Education report, two seventh graders attacked Kardin—one held his arms while the other punched his face, neck and head, and called him names like “fucking faggot,” “pussy,” transvestite” and “gay.” He escaped, but the fight continued in the cafeteria until school officials stepped in.

Kardin had previously told his principal he was being routinely bullied, but apparently the problem continued. His parents are now suing the city for $16 million for failing to provide proper supervision. The Ulysses also want police to investigate whether the incident was a hate crime, in which case the charges against the two underage perpetrators would be raised from misdemeanors to felonies.

None of which will get Kardin his eyesight back.

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jun 21, 2012
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  • 13 Comments
    • Chad
      Chad

      This isn’t bullying, this is assault.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 7:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Person
      Mr. Person

      @Chad:

      Right, which in this case apparently started as bullying.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Johnny
      Johnny

      despicable.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe37
      Scribe37

      There is really something wrong with the human race. How can a group of kids think of doing something like this? Worst how does another larger group of kids just watch it happen? Why weren’t the “children” being supervised?

      Jun 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Money is the only thing bureaucrats care about. Only when they start losing money will the government do something about school bullying.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      MY HEART GOES OUT TO THIS POOR CHILD!!! TO LOOSE YOUR EYE SIGHT…..YOUR LIFE??? BULLSHIT!!!! IF I HAD A CHILD I WOULD TELL THEM TO FIGHT BACK!!!!! BEAT THEIR ASSES……I HOPE THEY SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM!

      Jun 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Basch
      Basch

      Lmao I love how shit like this is always ended by “needing to be investigated to decide if it was a hate crime.” PEOPLE YELLING FUCKING FAGGOT AND BEATING SOMEONE UP IS A MOTHER FUCKING HATE CRIME.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Beyond tragic. But yes, sue sue sue! File hate crime charges and pile on as many charges as you can. Need to make schools accountable for ignoring these problems or willfully turning a blind eye, and need to make the bullies and their parents pay with jail time.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Dude, Queerty, get an editor. Without a comma between BULLIES and SUING, the headline is interpreted VERY differently than the intention.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ciolifiz
      Ciolifiz

      Thats what happens when you attend ghetto inner city schools.

      Jun 22, 2012 at 1:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJ
      MJ

      Ghetto school systems will have ghetto bullies in them. And ghetto mentality dictates fighting dirty. It’s pretty sad. But that’s what happens when we glorify hood culture in society. With it comes glorification of violence, homophobia and misogyny.

      Jun 22, 2012 at 2:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IonMusic
      IonMusic

      @ MJ. I sadly do agree a great deal of homophobia does stem from rap culture and urban culture which celebrates homophobia in it’s style, music and lack of art. We let it slide by because it’s not PC to confront said folks about their level of homophobia, which impressionable young straight kids all too eagerly adopt.

      Jun 22, 2012 at 2:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Apparently he needs a cornea transplant to restore his vision. Too bad we can’t use the two guys who attacked him as donors. Hope he wins the lawsuit and it pays for the transplant. Throw in triple damages too if the school district doesn’t cave in and pay up immediately.

      Jun 22, 2012 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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