Teen Girls Beat Up Woman at School Bus Stop ‘For Fun’ While Her Daughter Looks On (VIDEO)

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Usually when you put your young child on the bus and send him or her off to school, you worry about the usual things -- that they’ll stay safe, won’t be bullied, will follow the rules, get good grades, etc. Being violently attacked yourself by a group of middle school-aged girls isn’t usually at the top of the checklist of things on your mind.

That’s what happened to Paola Neri, a mom in New Windsor, New York on Tuesday morning. Three girls are being charged with gang assault for attacking the 34-year-old woman as she was putting her daughter Melanie on the bus. The girls -- two 13-year-olds and one 12-year-old -- pulled her down by her hair and repeatedly punched and kicked her while her daughter watched on.

They confessed to the crime and told the police that they were “mobbing” or “popping” on her, that they did it just for fun, and that their victim was chosen at random. What. The. Eff? What is wrong with people? They caused extensive injuries on someone -- the victim had head and internal injuries as well as cuts and bruises all over her body -- because they felt like it?

The girls hoodlums were not in school as they should be -- two of them were playing hooky, and one was on suspension. No mention on the reason for the suspension, but it doesn’t seem to have done anything to teach her the difference between right and wrong.

The suspects were charged with second-degree gang assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. Their names were withheld by the police because they’re children. After processing, they were turned over to their parents, who I hope smacked some sense into them.

While violence is never excusable (use your words, people!), it is at least somewhat understandable when there’s a motive, no matter how selfish or immature it may be. I can’t even begin to fathom the mentality behind wanting to physically harm another person for the sheer pleasure of it.

Here’s to hoping that being arrested and charged with a crime is an eye-opening experience for these kids that other people matter, and treating people cruelly is no way to walk through life.

Have you heard about mobbing and popping? Have you or someone you know witnessed it?


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rayeo... rayeofmoonlight

I'm a bit disturbed that immediately preceding "while violence is never excusable (use your words, people!)" you said that you hope the parents of these girls "smacked some sense into them."

Eddie... EddiesMama83

I think violent kids shouldn't be protected just because they're under 18. Show their face to the public, mention their name, make them feel shame. Hopefully public disclosure will make life a little bit harder tor them and maybe then they will learn. 

nonmember avatar not surprised

Regrettably, violence is excusable, further it is necessary sometimes. But we KNOW that their parents "did not" smack some sense into them. The parents are likely looking for a way to blame the system and profit from this somehow. Oddly enough, if mom was carrying a legal handgun and trained we might be sweeping some vermin into the gutter instead of worrying about when they will be on the street again and thanking God that we don't live near them.

abra819 abra819

They want to act like adults, release their mother fucking names like adults...

nonmember avatar James

Obviously violence is necessary sometimes. Case in point defending yourself or others from attack. The use of deadly force is even acceptable if that is what it takes to defend yourself. That is the law in most places.

nonmember avatar Shandeigh

The sad thing is because they are "children" the women couldn't even fight back... if she had she would be in jail for assaulting a minor.

Hunny... Hunnybadgerkins

Im from that area and im not even a little surprised.

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

Somehow I doubt the parents are much better.

Blues... Blueshark77

I doubt the girls' parents even care about what their kids are up to, unless the woman had been able to defend herself against her attackers. Then the girls' parents would sue. Morals and ethics are obviously not taught their homes.

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