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Father of teen charged
in Florida school bus
beating says son is ´sorry´

Fox News, by Phil Keating

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/13/2013 5:46:57 PM

The father of one of three Florida teens charged in a vicious school bus attack said his son is “sorry” for taking part in the July beating that made national headlines. As the trio headed to court on Tuesday, Julian McKnight said his son Julian, 15, has also suffered in the aftermath of the July 9 attack on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport. “All I can say is that he had his consequences already, you know?” McKnight said. “This is life. I am sorry what happened

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Assault and battery is a serious crime, worthy of a stout jail term. A three on one beating could fairly be called attempted murder. The little cretins already have one foot in prison.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 8/13/2013 5:50:37 PM     (No. 9472271)

Put the punk son in the same cell as his father. I just assume his father is in jail.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jinx, 8/13/2013 5:52:51 PM     (No. 9472273)

They should have at least been put on probation for three years if they did not put them in jail. They should have been made to wear an ankle bracelet to keep tabs on them until they grow up. It is pretty obvious the father had no control over his son before the beating if he was selling drugs in school.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/13/2013 5:53:25 PM     (No. 9472276)

The assault I saw was right on the brink of what could have been death. If the boy was armed would they have been so brave? Put the little coward punk in the slammer along with his dad.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/13/2013 5:57:57 PM     (No. 9472278)

Well, I bet no mo white boys report black kids fo tryin´ to be sellin pot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/13/2013 6:00:15 PM     (No. 9472283)

You´re never sorry until you get caught!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 8/13/2013 6:02:18 PM     (No. 9472286)

Sorry, but I missed the part about the father being in jail. My thinking was that when he said "he had his consequences already", there was actually a father involved in the family and some parental discipline had been shown. Let´s face it, teens selling pot is not really that serious and is not limited to "bad" parents. I´m sure plenty of kids from "good" homes in your neighborhood have probably done the same.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 8/13/2013 6:04:10 PM     (No. 9472291)

Imagine how Jezze Jackson would have been up in arms if the white kid had a gun and turned the tables on these animals and shot them.

Instead, he just gets on the tube and says "it´s not the same thing".

Are we moving towards a civil war?

The smart, civilized, law-abiding citizens that are continuously victimized have more of the guns, have the money, and have the information. If such a war should come to be, I wouldn´t want to be criminals like these animals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/13/2013 6:05:08 PM     (No. 9472294)

From the video it appears this 3 on 1 attack is not the first gang beating these punks have participated in. They are on the road to a life as career criminals.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/13/2013 6:08:13 PM     (No. 9472298)

Today was just the preliminary hearing. Court appearance in 2 weeks, and the Judge will view the tape.
I take selling "pot" seriously. It is a gateway drug..in some it leads to greater dependency to stronger drugs and ultimate destruction.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: keekng, 8/13/2013 6:14:53 PM     (No. 9472307)

Why didn´t the son say he was sorry?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/13/2013 6:18:25 PM     (No. 9472315)

Actually, the father appears to be a pretty stand up guy.

And anyone who thinks selling pot isn´t serious --no matter the age of the person selling it, or that pot isn´t a gateway drug is lying to themselves. When you take into consideration that the ones selling the pot were in their early teens, it becomes even more serious [and more of a lie to excuse it].


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Reply 12 - Posted by: rubberneck, 8/13/2013 6:22:55 PM     (No. 9472325)

I don´t want to diminish the seriousness of this crime, but since none of the perps has a criminal record, I´m hoping they might still be able to set themselves on a better course.

Young Julian McKnight is fortunate to have a father in his life; the majority of young black men don´t.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/13/2013 6:23:55 PM     (No. 9472328)

These teens are on their way to a meeting with death very soon unless something drastic intervenes. Either they will kill or be killed. The victim could have been killed if one of those blows was directed just the wrong way.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/13/2013 6:25:23 PM     (No. 9472332)

Exactly right, OP.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/13/2013 6:29:29 PM     (No. 9472345)

This signals that one of the kids was not nearly as bad as the other two. While I´d rather hear the apology from the kid than the dad, it does represent progress. Cut the sorry kid some slack. Throw the book at the other two.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/13/2013 6:40:53 PM     (No. 9472376)

Sorry is not enough. They broke his arm! That takes some doing. And in the video all three were waling on that boy. They were brazen enough to beat the kid up on a school bus with a camera. I can just imagine how upset some of the other kids were having to watch this knowing they could be next. No slack. I think some tough love is in order. The court needs to kick their butts.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: saguni, 8/13/2013 6:44:54 PM     (No. 9472380)

My son ain’t never been no bad person, he just got mixed [up] with bad people, that’s all … He’s sorry.”

Sorry for what...that he got caught?

Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent told Fox News the attack did not appear to be racially motivated.

Has there ever been a case of black-on-white crime where the police admitted to a racial motivation???
I didn´t think so.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/13/2013 6:50:39 PM     (No. 9472396)

"Sorry" is one word we could use to describe the kid. "Thug" would be another. "Racist thug" would be even better, but that´s two words.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: geoguy, 8/13/2013 6:52:29 PM     (No. 9472398)

FTA: “It’s hard to make a comparison,” Jackson told Breitbart on Saturday. “In one case a man was unarmed, killed by another man..." when comparing the Gulfport beating to the Trayvon case.

OK, so Jessie´s statement implies by not condemning the three thugs that if Trayvon had a weapon it would have been a fair fight sort of like a shoot out at the OK Corral. But, Trayvon being bigger at 6´ 2" and having been in fights before did have a weapon that he thought could "kill" Zimmerman and that was his fists. In his youthful ignorance, Trayvon wasn´t figuring on an "equalizer".

If these three bully thugs in Gulfport don´t straighten out, they my pick a fight with someone that they think is weaker and find the same fate as Trayvon. THAT is why we have the 2nd Amendment.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 8/13/2013 6:55:34 PM     (No. 9472407)

I saw the video of this father last night.

He feels that because his son got caught... his son has suffered. "He had his consequences."

What?

Huh?

The boy said nothing. He is a thug. It was his father who said he "got mixed up with bad people."

Nothing leads me to believe that his son agrees with that.

Remember...the boys were beating this white kid up because they got caught trying to sell drugs. Then...as a group..they attacked a yougner boy. Thugs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 8/13/2013 7:16:29 PM     (No. 9472456)

That´s he´s sorry is obvious. I doubt he´s contrite, though. Those three need a good and thorough thrashing, one that leaves a permanent reminder of their gang courage.

I´m long tired of the animals having run of the country.




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Reply 22 - Posted by: STLstudent, 8/13/2013 7:25:16 PM     (No. 9472466)

The blood of a young white boy in America has been found to be of less value than that of a black boy. Whites in America should:

1) shut up
2) surrender to the assault
3) die

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dwa, 8/13/2013 7:41:27 PM     (No. 9472489)

#17 you are exactly right, black on white crime is never racist according to the libs, cops, most blacks and dems

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 8/13/2013 7:46:57 PM     (No. 9472494)

Actually,poster # 11 is probably right. After seeing Sharpton, et al, for the last few months, I was mildly surprised that a father stepped forward and said something relatively sane. I realize that the kid may be sorry only because he was caught, but anything remotely sensible nowadays is a breath of fresh air.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/13/2013 8:24:56 PM     (No. 9472540)

The kid is only sorry they had it on video and got caught. Where is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all the other slave owners? If this was 3 white kids beating the holy shiznapz out of a little black kid you would see them marching in the streets demanding justice. Of course those black rodeo clowns are too busy complaining about a rodeo clown that got some good laughs at a rodeo.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 8/13/2013 8:51:44 PM     (No. 9472582)

says son is ´sorry´ !

Oh, OK! YeahRight!

No! Jailtime for those tough thugs! They need to be off the streets and put somewhere away from the citizens. Sorry, that´s just the way it is. Those kids are big enough and know that what they were doing is going to hurt that kid. They knew that going and still chose to do it! Put them away for a while. No pity here!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/13/2013 9:31:28 PM     (No. 9472632)

Growing up in a neighborhood with several interstate car thieves, Nazi war criminals, bank robbers (convicted or otherwise running loose), and a Calabrian mafioso, I found that particular ZIP Code could get me into any top university in the country as am affirmative action type recruit.

BTW, that Zip fell out of the 25 worst spots in America recently. Thank you God!

It also taught me that even criminals feared for the wellbeing of their children. Some of them knew what to do ~ and some of them simply brought them into the family business, and there is an exacting discipline in your more organized criminal enterprises.

I can´t say what the parents of these little perverts are up to, but they´d best begin exercising some degree of control or their boys are going to go to jail ~ if they´re lucky ~ otherwise they´ll be dying young.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/13/2013 9:54:26 PM     (No. 9472667)

You´re sorry alright, kid. You need YOUR arse stomped and beaten. THEN you´d be sorry.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: starkness, 8/13/2013 9:57:29 PM     (No. 9472670)

I agree with a lot of the other posters. The dad sounded and acted like a standup guy. And when I was a 15-year old jerk (even though I didn´t assist in an aggravated assault or anything like that) I´m glad I had a Dad like that who stood up for me even though it was very humiliating for him and he never did anything to deserve that sort of humiliation.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/14/2013 1:07:18 AM     (No. 9472826)

They were attending a drop out prevention school. This wasn´t their first rodeo.
Actions equal consequences.
Why isn´t this a hate crime ?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/14/2013 9:39:12 AM     (No. 9473230)

Give the dad a break..........after all, he did respect the system enough to wear his GOOD t-shirt to Court..........

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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a


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