Posted by Teresa, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Mar 31, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Let it be clear: if bullies are forgiven and not stopped, they repeat their crimes and become more aggressive. Kindness does not work with bullies. The only thing that helps with bullies is to smoke them out immediately. This goes for marriage partners, children, young adults, and everyone in the community. Forgiving a minor act most likely will lead to more aggressive acts because by forgiving, the message to a bully essentially is: “I’m condoning what you are doing.” The cruelty of anyone who does anything inappropriately needs to be stopped immediately by speaking up, standing our ground, getting help, or getting the police involved. In this case, these criminals took advantage of a person that did not know how to really defend himself. These people who did this are criminals at heart and very cruel, and they will get into more trouble because they enjoy being cruel.