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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13 Comments

  • Chad

    This isn’t bullying, this is assault.

  • Mr. Person

    @Chad:

    Right, which in this case apparently started as bullying.

  • Johnny

    despicable.

  • 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?

  • Kev C

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael

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

  • Ciolifiz

    Thats what happens when you attend ghetto inner city schools.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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