The parents of a 14 year-old Brooklyn boy say they will sue the city after their son was blinded in one eye during a brutal anti-gay attack by two fellow students.
Ulysse, 14, has undergone two surgeries on his right eye since the June
5 beatdown at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach. It is
unclear whether the bullies’ multiple punches or the broken shards of
lens from his eyeglasses caused the damage to his cornea. “The doctor
says he needs a transplant,” Pierre Ulysse said. “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,” he added. Kardin, an eighth-grader,
was set upon by a pair of seventh-graders who were calling him a
“fucking faggot” a “pussy,” a “transvestite” and “gay,” according to a
Department of Education occurrence report. While one schoolmate pinned
the victim’s arms, the other rained punches on Kardin’s face, head and
neck. Kardin broke away and the fight continued in the cafeteria until
school safety officers and school aides finally intervened.
parents’ lawyer is calling on police to investigate the assault as a
hate crime. Both suspects are charged with misdemeanors in Family Court.
I have to ask: what kind of parents do the attackers have?
At a time when you have anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage and Family Research Council fighting gay couples rights, why are they not instead fighting parents like these attackers seem to have? These are kids hunting, beating and blinding 14 year old boys.
Tony Perkins – why don’t you work to prevent THIS?