It amazes me what passes for amusement these days.
Or in the case of this fabulous foursome, abusement.
They would be Ryan Fisk, 19, Travis Johnston, 18, Blake Vannest, 18, and Donald Wyman, 20.
Tracy had sent this story to me late last week, but I did not have time to write. I'm actually glad because five days ago the mug shots of these thug shits were not available yet.
Ahhhhh, the future of this great nation.
This brain trust was arrested after it came to light that they tattooed a mentally and emotionally challenged student against his will.
Yeah. Makes a body proud, don't it?
The young man was an easy target, in fact, Vannest told prosecutors the boy was always picked on.
According to the boy, these four told him he wouldn't get picked on anymore if he let them tattoo him. (Deal with the devils, anyone?) A person identified as "Daddy" (what the young man was told to call him, but who is apparently Fisk) was called by the boys and came over with a tattoo gun in a metal case. They inked him in the basement of one of these boys with the image of a penis and the words POOP DICK. We're not talking a teeny butterfly and the words Love Jesus here.
The young man told a school official the next day and police were called.
Of course, they proclaim their innocence. Except one. As the investigation has gone on, one has found a skosh of conscience. Wyman told reporters, "At this point, I feel absolutely terrible about what was done. It was a joke that went way too far and ended terribly."
I see. You are 20 years old and can only, in hindsight, see what assholes you and your friends are? That maybe, just maybe, you should find a better hobby than picking on the weakest in the herd?
You are all pathetic.
(As for the ages? They are all still in high school. The principal would not specify, but said several of them are special ed students who are required to be in school until age 21.)
The bottom line here is more bullying. More kids thinking it is not only OK, but some form of personal amusement to ridicule, tease, torture other kids.
It's not. And until more parents get involved and STAY INVOLVED in what their children are doing in school, after school, and online - AND HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE BULLIES WHEN IT HAPPENS - this is only going to get worse. When the news is filled with stories of physical violence, bullying that ends in suicide, and permanently disfiguring another person?
Well, the writing is on the wall - only this time it's also on a child.
As parents, too many of us get a failing grade.