Kid uses Apple iPad to record bullying, ends up busted for illegal wiretapping
posted by Alan F. / Apr 14, 2014, 11:52 AM
The plan worked like a charm as our hero was able to record sounds of his daily verbal torture. Students were recorded making fun of him, which included some rude comments. While it appeared that there was no physical interaction, one of the bullies pretended to hit the sophomore just to scare him. The mother heard the recording, and as you would expect, she went ballistic. She set up a meeting with the principal, but here is where the story takes a wrong turn.
Yes, the principal called the cops, but not on the bullies. He arranged to have the iPad wielding sophomore arrested for felony wiretapping, explaining that the recording was made in a place where the other students expected privacy.
The kid had his day in court, and while the charges were lowered to disorderly conduct, he was found guilty by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet. The bullies? They got off scot free and were never punished. The kid's attorney says that he is appealing the verdict.
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Sometimes the law system lacks common sense lol.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 11:57 AM 64
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Yes... and this is why U.S. is heading to a really bad place...
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:08 PM 54
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No, it's just one of the incident that leads to the conclusion. Well, I have that conclusion way before this. Everything goes by the rules, everyone is afraid to do the right thing because of the rules, but people who makes the rules lives above the rules...
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 1:56 PM 0
this incident times 10k thats what he means do you think this is the only kid in the school,city,state,country getting bullied remember the last few times it caused the kid to kill them self and others to take up guns and go on a killing spree. this is why things like that happen because the law system is messed up in america. go any other country and you will see the difference. i expect the principle will be getting his ass kicked lol.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 5:16 PM 1
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No probably these things off the top of my head. This incident. Lady suing mcdonalds for having hot coffee. Burglar suing home owner for his home being too dangerous for thieves. Apple getting 1 billion for calling dibs or calling shotgun. And many many more...
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 5:52 PM 1
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The lady suing McDonalds didn't even sue for that amount she sued for a lot less. McDonalds was ordered to pay that much in punitive damages. This comes from the fact that they already had multiple law suits for the same reason and did nothing to correct the issue.
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 9:39 AM 0
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I hate to say it. But this is why kids end up bringing guns to school. If this kid does I hope that he only shoots the principal.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:38 PM 23
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If this news gets big enough, the principal won't have a job long enough to get shot (while he's still a principal). What a ridiculously short-sighted move. I wonder how many parents will be pulling their kids out of his school.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:49 PM 16
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So what is the main point of this story, that abused kid was also busted for illegal wiretapping or that he was using an Apple product??? In my opinion the essence of this story is not Apple iPad! Also I think that it is not right to use stories like this on purpose to highlight one or another product (Ofcourse if it was done on purpose, right!?).
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 2:09 PM 1
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This county is a rape/bully culture country. Victims are kept down.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 2:48 PM 5
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I don't get how this works. The students supposedly have an expectation of privacy in a public building, paid for by public money. But if there is suspicion that the student is into any illegal activities, their locker and their person may be searched because it's on school grounds. This shifting the rules for different circumstances needs to stop, otherwise why have rules at all.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 4:12 PM 1
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I heard one time that a crook broke in to a couple's house, slipped, fell and injuried himself. Sued the couple and won the case. So this does not surprise me at all. The kid should have just punched the bully right in the face and make a fool of him in front of the entire school. At worst, he would have gotten a suspension. See I had this punk try to bully me at school, normally I just ignored it and he would go away but one time he made a comment about my mom, I lost it and punched his lights out. His nose bled and he cried, everyone laughed at him. I got in trouble, but it was a slap on the wrist with a suspension. He never bothered me, or anyone else again. Bullies only bully you if you put up with it, if you fight them, they will stop.(Telling on them, does not work)Bullies need someone who they don't consider a threat and can get away with picking on.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 5:58 PM 2
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What kind of justice is this???
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 11:57 AM 22
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posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:02 PM 7
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