Boy with Cystic Fibrosis killed for being different?

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05 Mar 2006, 4:11 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4775276.stm
I'm deeply offended by this case! Does anyone else here, after reading the articles here, believe that Joe Geeling was killed by a bully because of his disabilty?



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05 Mar 2006, 5:25 am

That doesn't offend me, it literally makes me sick. It's exactly something a person would do.

If my primary school basher had a knife he probably would have done it to me. People are disgusting. I don't care what people say about not hating others, but there is no other emotion I can use to describe how I feel about bullies.



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05 Mar 2006, 5:32 am

This case has been in the British media quite a bit. It's utterly sick, quite frankly.

And I was only in Bury yesterday too... excellent market there.



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05 Mar 2006, 7:51 am

I'm in bury every day of the week (asside from weekends) as I go college there.

And I agree with Hale. Bullies make me sick. They are pathetic in that they can't handle being themselves, so they take it out on others.


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05 Mar 2006, 10:54 am

I think it's impossible to know whether he was killed for having CF,unless this other kid has said it was the reason,but being different in the UK is generally frowned upon and some will use any differences as an excuse to fight someone.

It's unbelieveable that Joe has got to 11 living a normal life as possible with a life threatening disability yet prematurely he has had his life taken away by another child.
It's good that the Police managed to catch the 14 year old murderer so quick,the day they found the body I think.

About the bullies connection,I think they have said there wasn't any bullying as the police questioned students and his friends in the school,this might have been a one time thing.


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05 Mar 2006, 11:11 am

KingdomOfRats wrote:
I think it's impossible to know whether he was killed for having CF,unless this other kid has said it was the reason,but being different in the UK is generally frowned upon and some will use any differences as an excuse to fight someone.

It's unbelieveable that Joe has got to 11 living a normal life as possible with a life threatening disability yet prematurely he has had his life taken away by another child.
It's good that the Police managed to catch the 14 year old murderer so quick,the day they found the body I think.

About the bullies connection,I think they have said there wasn't any bullying as the police questioned students and his friends in the school,this might have been a one time thing.



But even if this was just an one-time thing and Joe Geeling was actually killed by a bully, it's terrible!



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05 Mar 2006, 11:56 am

KingdomOfRats wrote:
... being different in the UK is generally frowned upon...


I've always had the impression of Brits being quite eccentric, seems this would be one of the better places to be different, am I wrong?



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05 Mar 2006, 3:24 pm

You cant really say for sure whether Joe was bullied and killed for having CF or not, but the fact that he was actually murdered by a bully is sickening in itself. I come from Manchester originally and find this unbelievable. I didn't think that kids could be so wicked.