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ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1992
In his review of the concert to salute Bob Dylan ("Legacy Lost at Tribute to Dylan," Oct. 19), Robert Hilburn contradicts himself when he criticizes the other musicians on the show for not defending Sinead O'Connor's right to be heard after she was booed off the stage, presumably because she tore up a photo of the Pope during an appearance on "Saturday Night Live." Hilburn writes: "The surprise--in the context of a night designed to pay tribute to the man who had made rock a forum for ideas and debate--is that the rest of the musicians in the show let the crowd get away with silencing her . . . no one following her to the stage defended O'Connor's right to be heard or chastised the audience for its bullying tactics."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2001 | DANA PARSONS
I sympathize with high school principals. They can catch flak from a number of different directions, and all before lunch. They must handle a stable of teachers, with their range of temperaments and personalities. Then, they've got parents, who seldom contact the school except to complain. Then, they've got school boards setting policies with which they may or may not agree.
NEWS
April 7, 1993 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven-year-old Gaku Fujimoto suffered 18 months of bullying and brutality in silence, the eyesight in his left eye eventually failing from the repeated pummeling. Nightmares tormented him. He hinted at suicide. The Kobe boy wrote anguished diary entries, including one in which he implored: "Please look at the many injuries on my hands and feet. Teacher, please help me quickly. I will be safe every day if I die."
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
A week after Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin walked away from the team amid alleged threats and racially charged harassment from a fellow offensive lineman, the NFL is looking into whether the team played a role in allowing the bullying culture to flourish. At the center of the controversy is guard Richie Incognito, who late Sunday was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Earlier Sunday, the Dolphins issued a statement that dismissed reports of bullying by Incognito as "speculation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newport-Mesa school board has adopted an anti-bullying policy, one it hopes will prevent school violence of the kind that rocked Santana High School in San Diego County last week. Now officials in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District must determine how to enact the policy so youngsters can feel safe without parents and students fearing that their rights will be violated.
NEWS
April 16, 2001
I want to thank Rosie Mestel and Martha Groves for their article "When Push Comes to Shove" (April 3) about Norway's program to combat bullying in its schools. I was bullied incessantly throughout most of my childhood. The experience not only was very painful, but also ruined my self-esteem. It took years of therapy to put this experience behind me and allow me to live a happy life. Adults just excuse this behavior as "part of growing up" or by saying that this will somehow better prepare us for adult life; this is sheer hogwash, and I have the scars to prove it. It has taken tragic and violent incidents in our schools to finally force us to face this issue.
NEWS
July 1, 2001 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Workplace bullying has America's corporate trenches resembling tryouts for TV's "Survivor" or "Weakest Link." Rampant corporate nastiness, according to HR Magazine, is one of the least documented and most tolerated problems in American companies. About one in six U.S. workers has been a target of repeated hostile actions by a boss, co-worker or subordinate within the last year, according to a recent Wayne State University study.
HEALTH
August 14, 2006 | Marc Siegel, Special to The Times
"The Ant Bully," animated film written and directed by John A. Davis. The premise LUCAS NICKLE (voice by Zack Tyler Eisen) is a short, spectacled 10-year-old boy whom his mother calls "Peanut" and treats him like a much younger child. He is bullied by Steve (Myles Jeffrey), who says, "What are you going to do about it? Nothing, because I'm big and you're small."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2009 | Sandy Banks
Courtesy is a big deal at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Caring was the recent "trait of the month," the focus of the school's website, and the theme of an "anti-bullying" assembly. Even the sign alongside the carpool loop reminds parents to "Please Be Patient and Drive Slowly. Courtesy Is Always Expected." That's why the fallout from "Kick a Ginger Day" hit the campus like a punch in the gut this week. Kids were invited via a widely circulated Facebook message to "kick a ginger" -- a redhead -- on Nov. 20. At Wright, the kicking, shoving and taunting by small groups of marauding boys left several girls in tears, one boy with his arm in a sling, and a trio of 12- and 13-year-olds arrested on charges of assault and cyber-bullying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cracking down on bullying will be a major campus objective this year, say many school officials who spent the summer studying school shootings and character education. In southern Orange County's Capistrano Unified School District, Supt. James A. Fleming said campus officials will mete out harsher punishments to bullies and deliver more lessons on citizenship.
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