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Wed Jun 23, 2021, 10:59 AM

Boy taunted in online video about sexuality is in protective custody, Georgia cops say

https://www.macon.com/news/nation-world/national/article252286248.html

A 12-year-old boy is in protective custody after a homophobic attack that was filmed live on social media, according to Georgia authorities.

The child was removed from his mother’s home in Atlanta and is now in the care of officials with the Georgia Division of Family & Children’s Services, the Atlanta Police Department said Monday.

Authorities stepped in after social media video showed the boy being verbally and physically ridiculed, sparking outcry. The word “gay” also appeared to be shaved into the side of his head, according to clips of the video reposted by LGBTQ outlet Gaye Magazine. (Warning: video contains strong language)

Authorities are investigating reports that “the suspect in the case was the [boy’s] 18 year old sibling,” according to an incident report obtained my McClatchy News.

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So glad he's been removed from this abusive envirnoment.

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Reply Boy taunted in online video about sexuality is in protective custody, Georgia cops say (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 OP
Solly Mack Jun 2021 #1
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 #3
Jedi Guy Jun 2021 #19
RVN VET71 Jun 2021 #22
Me. Jun 2021 #2
sboatcar Jun 2021 #5
Me. Jun 2021 #9
mopinko Jun 2021 #6
Me. Jun 2021 #10
orleans Jun 2021 #4
progressoid Jun 2021 #15
Jedi Guy Jun 2021 #20
IronLionZion Jun 2021 #21
tulipsandroses Jun 2021 #7
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 #11
wnylib Jun 2021 #16
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 #18
area51 Jun 2021 #23
Duncan Grant Jun 2021 #8
Treefrog Jun 2021 #12
Duncan Grant Jun 2021 #13
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #14
Mickju Jun 2021 #17

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:01 AM

1. That poor child.

WTF is wrong with people?

Sick, sick, sick.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:05 AM

3. I know. The video is painful to watch. Here's hoping they bring charges against his brother.

The article doesn't speak of any such charges, but it does refer to his 18 year brother as a "suspect".

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:41 PM

19. His big brother needs to be charged with assault and battery, among other things.

That video made my blood boil. What a bunch of fucking scumbags. Apart from the homophobic bullshit they were spouting, that jackwagon was slapping around a kid who's half his size, and the mother encouraged it. Absolutely deplorable.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:03 AM

22. I won't watch the video. I've read enough to get the picture.

How ironic it will be if the 18 year old, adult brother goes to prison and gets treated like a “pretty boy”.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:05 AM

2. Will He ever Be Able To Get Past This?

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Response to Me. (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:13 AM

5. Right? This poor kid is in what's usually a traumatic time in life for everyone

and to have someone IN HIS OWN FAMILY do something so hateful........it just makes me so sad and angry that his brother thought it was ok to do this.

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Response to sboatcar (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:46 AM

9. And Apparently THe Parents Let Him

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Response to Me. (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:17 AM

6. yes and no.

i had a brother like that. i was out of fucks by 10.
honestly, tho, i think the only lasting impact on me is that i still hate my brother.

i was a fighter when the sperm met the egg.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:46 AM

10. I Hope This Kid Is Too

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Response to orleans (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:04 PM

15. Horrible. n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:42 PM

20. Disgusting and deplorable. Poor kid is surrounded by utter scumbags. N/T

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Response to orleans (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:56 PM

21. Deplorable

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:17 AM

7. The follow up video that they made him do is also horrific.

The follow up video is basically a hostage video. Before he was removed from the home. I am guessing seeing all the backlash against them on social media, they had him make a video saying that he was not abused, you don't know what you are doing to my family. Its hurting THEM. They were just trying to TEACH me.

That child should not be returned to that home. Not until everyone in that home receives long term counseling and the abusers charged criminally. I hope there is a loving family member or friend that is willing to care for him.
My heart breaks for him. I've read that he has been anxious about being removed from the home. As so many abuse victims, he may now feel responsible for punishment of his abusers.
I hope he gets all the support he needs.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:51 AM

11. In that video, someone can be heard telling him "Say it (n-word)".

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:25 PM

16. No to returning him to his family

even after counseling. That child had a seriously traumatic experience and should not ever have to live with the perpetrators again, for the sake of his own mental health and recovery.

When I was a volunteer Big Sister, the Little Sister assigned to me went through some really bad abuse in her home that I was able to report on and provide evidence for in a court case. The child was in foster care for a while, then returned to her family after "family counseling" sessions. They just developed more creative, less detectable ways to abuse her and her siblings.

Meantime, due to family hostility to me for providing evidence, I had to give up my role as Big Sister, leaving the child with almost no outside protection. She eventually ran away in her teens, but reconnected with me later, on her own.

Do not send children back to abusive families, no matter how much "counseling" they get.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:32 PM

18. I agree. Both the mother and the adult son are child abusers. Beating him, slapping him

the n-word...pathetic.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:01 AM

23. +1 n/t

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:45 AM

8. This trauma will last a lifetime. That's the real abomination.

Far too many young boys (gay and straight) have been traumatized by this mentality. It’s sickening. Tragic beyond all measure.

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Response to Duncan Grant (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:56 AM

12. It's not just boys.

Not by a long shot.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 12:05 PM

13. True - but since the story is about a 12-year old boy...

it was important to me to acknowledge his (and other’s) suffering.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:02 PM

14. Poor kid!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:31 PM

17. How horrible!

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