Bus Driver Doesn't Help Teen As He's Being Beaten

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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The windmilling fists and stomping feet rain down blows on the 13-year-old boy.

Trapped on the floor between the bus seats, he cries out as he receives fierce punch after vicious kick from the three bigger, older youths.

As the relentless assault unfolds, the driver of the Florida school bus alerts the dispatcher, pleading for aid.

But he doesn’t physically step in to help.

The bus driver, at least according to his school’s policy, did nothing wrong.

‘Get somebody here quick’

The attack took place July 9 in Pinellas County, Florida. But the horrific cell phone video — and the surveillance video — came out only recently.

As the boy is pummeled, the bus driver John Moody yells at the assailants to leave the boy alone.

He also asks dispatchers to send help.

“You gotta get somebody here quick, quick, quick, quick,” he says. “They’re about to beat this boy to death over here.”

“Please get somebody here quick. There’s still doing it,” he adds. “There’s nothing I can do.”

Moody, 64, says he was too afraid to step in.

“The three boys just jumped on him and started pounding on him. And I did all can,” he told CNN affiliate WFLA. “I was looking. It was like I was in shock. I was petrified.”

Not required to intervene

The ferocity of the attack left the 13-year-old with two black eyes and a broken arm.

“There was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the children or the child in this case and he didn’t make any effort to do so,” Chief Robert Vincent of Gulfport Police Department told the affiliate.

According to Pinellas County school policy, the bus driver isn’t required to intervene, only to call dispatch.

He can step in, if he feels it’s safe.

Other counties actually forbid drivers from physically stopping fights.

No basis for charges

Prosecutors say they have no grounds on which to charge him.

“It wasn’t like he was looking out the window cleaning his fingernails or something like that,” said Chief Assistant State Attorney Bruce Bartlett, according to CNN affiliate WFLA.

Police said Moody could have given first aid to the victim after the attackers jumped off the bus.

But Bartlett said the 13-year-old didn’t hang around.

“The kid gets up and skedaddles out the door,” he said.

‘I wanted to help him’

The three 15-year-old boys have been arrested on aggravated assault charges.

Police say the youths attacked the 13-year-old after he told officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him drugs.

Moody, who retired two weeks after the attack, says he’s still haunted by it and has had sleepless nights.

“I wanted to help him so bad,” he said. “I wanted to help him.”

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I wonder what would happen had the roles been reversed...
 

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If he stepped in he'd either get sued or his ass kicked.
 

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ah whata you know. typical n*****s
THREE vs ONE. on a white kid. but no race charges right? what if these three n*****s were bein beaten half to death by 6 white kids. how do you think that would be right now?
 

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If he stepped in he'd either get sued or his ass kicked.
Or fired.

He did exactly what was supposed to do, and fuck the journalist for implying he should have done any different.
They'd be calling him a wannabe cop if he got involved and saying he should have waited for qualified help.
 

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If you try to help, you get the Zimmerman treatment.
 
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If he stepped in he'd either get sued or his ass kicked.
He would get sued... the bus company would get sued... the school district would get sued... the state would get sued... etc... etc... etc...
 
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ah whata you know. typical n*****s
THREE vs ONE. on a white kid. but no race charges right? what if these three n*****s were bein beaten half to death by 6 white kids. how do you think that would be right now?
And I am sure they will be charged with a hate crime right?

:::cough:::



Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj, all 15, have been charged in the beating of a 13-year-old after a July altercation on a bus. / Special to The Clarion-Ledger

All three 15-year-olds face assualt-related charges. Reddin also is accused of stealing money from the victim after the beating. They are being charged as adults.


At least they are being charged as adults...
 

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I thought Those People were gonna boycott Fla.
Why are they still there ?
That state woulda become Paradise
 

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3 more Trayvons off the street. Is it any wonder at all why white flight happens. Lousy N-words.
 
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These kids go to a Dropout Prevention Services school...



The district is 63% white, and whites are 49% of the student body at this "problem child" school. Blacks are 19% of the district, and 41% of the student body.

I'll bet you that school is a fucking zoo.
in every sense of the phrase
 

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this fucking video makes me so mad i am afraid of what id do if i saw a video of my son being almost beat to death by these 3 scum.
every one of these n*****s will spend the majority of their lives in a jail or wont make it past 25.
 
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These kids go to a Dropout Prevention Services school...



The district is 63% white, and whites are 49% of the student body at this "problem child" school. Blacks are 19% of the district, and 41% of the student body.

I'll bet you that school is a fucking zoo.

The principal there doesn't fuck around.

 

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Seeing this shit makes me so fucking angry. I sometimes find myself hoping that the "race war" everybody keeps talking about actually happens. Not likely, but this shit has to break somehow.
this fucking video makes me so mad i am afraid of what id do if i saw a video of my son being almost beat to death by these 3 scum.
every one of these n*****s will spend the majority of their lives in a jail or wont make it past 25.
Your lips to gods ears sir. your lips to gods ears.
 

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Fuck the driver for not stepping in to guard kids, no matter what age or race.
 

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If the driver had gotten involved, he would have been:

A.) Beaten half to death by these disgusting thug animals, and

B.) Sued by said thugling's parents and Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, et al, for daring to lay a hand on their precious snowflakes.

We're motherfucking doomed.
 

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Fuck the driver for not stepping in to guard kids, no matter what age or race.
If George Zimmerman had stayed inside his home and never ever called 311, how much easier would his life have been? Ffs, the race baiters made it look bad that he had a history of calling in thugs..could you imagine the outrage of someone helping a white kid not get beat up?

Here's what enrages me: Let's say it was 3 white kids beating up a
black kid who had a gun but wasn't a registered gun owner. Let's say the nig nog who the white kids are beating up fired his illegal gun and killed one of the white kids..Angela Corey would find some way to ignore the incident.

Now flip the races and imagine how much outrage there would be that a white kid had an illegal gun, and think about how every possible charge would be brought against him.

Fucking infuriating.
 

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i can't believe people are calling a 64 year old man a coward because he didn't physically intervene. Those wild animals would have mauled him just like they did to the victim.

then again, as in the GZ case, they're "just kids", right?
 

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i can't believe people are calling a 64 year old man a coward because he didn't physically intervene. Those wild animals would have mauled him just like they did to the victim.

then again, as in the GZ case, they're "just kids", right?
It is hilarious how 17-year old Trayvon was a sweet little boy, yet these 15-year olds are being (rightfully) charged as adults. Show this video to every moron who said a 17 year old is harmless.
 

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i can't believe people are calling a 64 year old man a coward because he didn't physically intervene. Those wild animals would have mauled him just like they did to the victim.

then again, as in the GZ case, they're "just kids", right?
You mean like that time Trayvon got suspended for "throwing down punches" on a bus driver?

Good thing he did though...otherwise he wouldn't have been in Sanford to get his behavioral rehabilitation from Zimmerman.
 

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i can't believe people are calling a 64 year old man a coward because he didn't physically intervene. Those wild animals would have mauled him just like they did to the victim.

then again, as in the GZ case, they're "just kids", right?
That bus driver was an old black guy, and nobody understands how dangerous young black men are better than old black guys. They sit on their front steps and watch the monkey show every day.