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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:09 PM

I've been seeing a lot of stories about bullying lately...

Except they are almost enitrely about kids and bullies.

What about adult bullies?

I ended up moving from an apartment due to one of the other tenants being a vicious drunk/druggie.

I remember this story, from "60 Minutes" years ago too.

Ken Rex McElroy (June 1, 1934 July 10, 1981) was a resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, near the town of Skidmore. Known as "the town bully", his unsolved murder became the focus of international attention. Over the course of his life McElroy was accused of dozens of felonies, including assault, child molestation, rape, arson, hog and cattle rustling, and burglary.

In all, he was indicted 21 times, but escaped conviction each time, except for the last. In 1981, McElroy was convicted of shooting and seriously injuring the town's 70-year-old grocer, Ernest "Bo" Bowenkamp, the previous year. McElroy successfully appealed the conviction and was released on bond, after which he engaged in an ongoing harassment campaign against Bowenkamp, the town's Church of Christ minister, and others who were sympathetic to Bowenkamp. He appeared in a local bar, the D&G Tavern, armed with an M1 Garand rifle and bayonet, and later threatened to kill Bowenkamp. The next day, McElroy was shot to death in broad daylight as he sat with his wife Trena in his pickup truck on Skidmore's main street. He was struck by bullets from at least two different firearms, in front of a crowd of people estimated as between 30 and 46. To date, no one has been charged in connection with McElroy's death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_McElroy

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. Possibly a fitting end. It sounds like he terrorized his community.

And some in his community, after 21 unsuccessful attempts to do it legally, found their own solution.

And nobody cried.

I hope he didn't have any children.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. He did.

A son who had the same attitude towards "da rulz" as he did.

Who knows where the kid is now.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:14 PM

2. I remember that story

and I remember at the time I was against vigilante justice and capital punishment - as I still am - but I still understand the motivations behind his summary execution and reluctance on the part of witnesses to implicate the assassins.

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