Elderly woman bullied on a bus gets 500k
Old 06-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummond so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 75,886
Representing:
Smile Elderly woman bullied on a bus gets 500k

The amount has now grown to over 500k


Quote:
An online campaign set up by a Toronto man for Karen Klein, a 68-year-old U.S. bus monitor mercilessly bullied by schoolchildren in a viral video, has raised almost half a million dollars.

By Friday morning, the total had reached US$470,000. The tally continues to continues to climb.

Max Sidorov, once a bullied child himself, set up the campaign Wednesday morning after being shocked at the treatment handed out to Ms. Klein, who makes US$15,000 a year. The video of her being harassed and taunted has been seen nearly four million times on YouTube.


Related

Toronto man raises $387K for elderly bus monitor bullied by students in viral video

.
The aim was to raise a modest US$5,000 to send Ms. Klein on a dream vacation, but by late Thursday his campaign had already garnered US$387,877.

“It is ridiculously more than I expected,” said Mr. Sidorov in an interview with the National Post. “I just had an idea. It’s the people who took it and ran with it.”





Handout

Once a bullied kid himself, Max Sidorov set up an online fundraising campaign on Wednesday morning to send Ms. Klein — who makes roughly $15,000 per year — on a vacation.
.
Mr. Sidorov, 25, a kinesiologist and nutritionist, added, “I really felt almost heartbroken to see that people would do such a thing to a nice lady. So, I just thought I had to do something about it.”

It’s unclear if Ms. Klein will have to pay taxes on the money because it is a collection of many small gifts. One of her supporters started a petition to have any taxes on the money waived.

The video, shot on a bus in Greece, N.Y., records four Grade 7 boys peppering the grandmother with insults; calling her fat, taunting her for sweating and asking her if she has a sexually transmitted disease. Ms. Klein, a widow, tries to ignore the taunts but at one point in the video she breaks down in tears.

Officials from the Greece Central School District said they saw the “troubling” 10-minute video and notified the local police who were conducting an investigation.

Ms. Klein, who works at Greece Athena Middle School, told ABC News she had no intention of quitting her job. She also told local police she did not want the students to face criminal charges.

Criminally charging the boys would require their conduct to rise to the level of a crime, Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton said. So far, it had not been found to reach that level.


Klein doesn’t want children charged

Klein has told police she does not want the boys to face criminal charges.

The 68-year-old told police she is happy with the swift and strong community response against the verbal attack aboard the bus, authorities said Thursday.

Criminally charging the boys, all seventh-graders, would require their conduct to rise to the level of a crime, Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton said. So far, it has not been found to reach that level.

Ms. Klein said she hoped the boys’ parents would view the video of the attack and talk to their children about being “a little more respectful.” Parents of all four boys are co-operating fully and say their children will be punished, Capt. Chatterton said.

Ms. Klein told NBC’s Today show, “I’m not usually that calm. Just ask my kids. I’m sure they don’t act that way at home, but you never know what they’re going to do when they’re out of the house.”

She expressed gratitude over the show of public support for her.

“I’m so amazed,” she said. “I’ve got these nice letters, emails, Facebook messages. It’s like, wow, there’s a whole world out there that I didn’t know. It’s really awesome.”

Mr. Sidorov, meanwhile, has received calls from CNN and the Los Angeles Times. He hopes to meet Ms. Klein or talk to her on the phone in the next few days.

“I’ve spoken to [Ms. Klein’s] sister a few times,” Mr. Sidorov said. “They love it. They are really surprised. They didn’t expect it to happen. [Ms. Klein] is everywhere now.”

His campaign was created using the crowd-funding tool Indiegogo.com, which allows users to make donations for specific projects or causes using a credit card. The money is held the length of the campaign, in this case, 30 days.

“I just can’t stand when someone picks on the little guy, you know, because I was always the little guy,” said Mr. Sidorov, who came to Canada from Ukraine in 1995.

National Post, with files from The Associated Press


Fund for bullied bus monitor Karen Klein hits $470K | News | National Post
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
blah!

nosce te ipsum


 
fancylad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: east side.
Posts: 14,623
Representing:
Default

i saw that video on tv yesterday and i gotta say i felt really uncomfortable the whole time. It's really sad and shocking.

Also it's just insane what a 'gang mentality' will do to kids or teenagers. One or two of them on their own and they're poilte and quiet enough, but put em in a group of 5 or more and they inevitably turn to a group of rude, disrespectful animals. and this is going by personal experience. sad and most unfortunate.
fancylad is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Captain of the Jamario Moon fan club.

Born Unready
 
Dark Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Electric Avenue
Posts: 15,516
Representing:
Default

I forced myself to sit through that whole video the other day. It was awful. Couldn't believe how un-humane those kids were.
Dark Knight is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Is playing the dude disguised as another dude

Moderator

 
Shadowfax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 5th Dimension
Posts: 10,312
Representing:
Default

Despicable behaviour !
Shadowfax is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
BOOBS

never too old.


 
INSIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: richmond hill
Posts: 11,553
Representing:
Default

it is horrible.
but why the hell is she getting half a million dollars?
INSIDER is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Captain of the Jamario Moon fan club.

Born Unready
 
Dark Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Electric Avenue
Posts: 15,516
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INSIDER View Post
it is horrible.
but why the hell is she getting half a million dollars?
Because she makes a whole $15,000 a year.
Dark Knight is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Keep it simple

Senior Member
 
Dario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 8,792
Representing:
Send a message via Skype™ to Dario
Default

I would sit through that to get half a million, lol.
Dario is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
the next dictator of MLSE

fresh and clean
 
Windex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: uʍop ɹǝpun
Posts: 22,524
Representing:
Default

could she not move to the front of the bus?
Windex is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
Superjudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,592
Representing:
Default

its humanity setting an example, andits a show of the true power of the internet. In any social group in nature there is going to be bad seeds, or whatever you wanna call them, and they do bad things, fight, often kill member of the group. Time and time again though nature shows that the rest of the herd typically comes to the aid of the animals being done hard by, and the bad ones are pushed from the herd, or killed.

Animals for the most part are inherently good, there is way more good done everyday than bad. We just don't get to see it on the news.
Superjudge is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
I believe in Masai!

giant steps

 
'trane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16,683
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
its humanity setting an example, andits a show of the true power of the internet. In any social group in nature there is going to be bad seeds, or whatever you wanna call them, and they do bad things, fight, often kill member of the group. Time and time again though nature shows that the rest of the herd typically comes to the aid of the animals being done hard by, and the bad ones are pushed from the herd, or killed.

Animals for the most part are inherently good, there is way more good done everyday than bad. We just don't get to see it on the news.
that's pretty fucking laughable
'trane is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
is all bout dat life

Can't knock the Hustle
 
Nites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 14,675
Representing:
Default

It was hard to watch the whole thing but those kids should get some sort of physical punishment.
Nites is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
#NorthernUprising

Next year...
 
js12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: T.O.
Posts: 5,557
Representing:
Default

I really hope the woman donates some of the money to charity. And on anti-bullying education. That would be a great story.
js12 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
BOOBS

never too old.


 
INSIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: richmond hill
Posts: 11,553
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
Because she makes a whole $15,000 a year.
And? What does her salary have to do with anything?
50k for getting bullied by 11 year olds?
Isnt that a bit ridiculous?
INSIDER is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummond so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 75,886
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INSIDER View Post
And? What does her salary have to do with anything?
50k for getting bullied by 11 year olds?
Isnt that a bit ridiculous?
500k
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
and a 1, and a 2, and a 1,2,3,4!

Senior Member
 
pzabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: toronto
Posts: 6,972
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INSIDER View Post
And? What does her salary have to do with anything?
50k for getting bullied by 11 year olds?
Isnt that a bit ridiculous?
I agree with Insider. Sure it wasn't nice to watch, and is despicable behavior, but 500 k? for getting bullied? Is our society that thick to not see what a massive difference 500 k could make to citizens of countries like kenya, zimbabwe, Sudan, etc? Why should ONE woman, in old age, living in a FIRST WORLD COUNTRY, ever recieve such money? Especially when yes, i'm going to say it, it's because of verbal taunts? Come on, I thought U.S citizens were smart enough to see through this.
pzabby is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummond so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 75,886
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pzabby View Post
I agree with Insider. Sure it wasn't nice to watch, and is despicable behavior, but 500 k? for getting bullied? Is our society that thick to not see what a massive difference 500 k could make to citizens of countries like kenya, zimbabwe, Sudan, etc? Why should ONE woman, in old age, living in a FIRST WORLD COUNTRY, ever recieve such money? Especially when yes, i'm going to say it, it's because of verbal taunts? Come on, I thought U.S citizens were smart enough to see through this.
it's not as if she was asking for the money. this guy was trying to raise 5k to give to her to send her on a trip. it's not the guy's fault it ended up going up to this amount.

i think she should give this guy some of the money, give some to charity and enjoy the rest.

As triano would say........what 'ya gonna do?
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 11:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
and a 1, and a 2, and a 1,2,3,4!

Senior Member
 
pzabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: toronto
Posts: 6,972
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
it's not as if she was asking for the money. this guy was trying to raise 5k to give to her to send her on a trip. it's not the guy's fault it ended up going up to this amount.

i think she should give this guy some of the money, give some to charity and enjoy the rest.

As triano would say........what 'ya gonna do?
Give most of it to charity, but proper charities, which require research. A lot of them have 50 percent of the donations go to workers fees, including 15 percent of it to the CEO (well this is for NGO's). A lot of money in the right charity can make a massive difference.
pzabby is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #18 (permalink)
BOOBS

never too old.


 
INSIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: richmond hill
Posts: 11,553
Representing:
Default

I'm pretty sure that one of the kids who committed suicide due to constant bullying has some sort of fund or charity that helps youths suffering the same pressures etc. you'd think that a charity like that Would get 500k, not a 70 year old lady to go on a vacation.
I feel bad for her, but half a million dollars. She pretty much won the lottery.
INSIDER is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummond so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 75,886
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INSIDER View Post
you'd think that a charity like that Would get 500k, not a 70 year old lady to go on a vacation.
she was only supposed to 5,000$ for the vacation.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 01:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
and a 1, and a 2, and a 1,2,3,4!

Senior Member
 
pzabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: toronto
Posts: 6,972
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
she was only supposed to 5,000$ for the vacation.
we're not blaming the guy, we're blaming the people who gave her that much money. well actually the guy should be blamed too, he should've, as insider said, raised the "wanted 5000" for a charity, not some old woman.

Last edited by pzabby; 06-23-2012 at 01:43 AM.
pzabby is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24