Pinellas County school bus attack

A young boy was savagely beaten by three teenage thugs on a Pinellas County school bus recently. The 13-year-old boy suffered a broken hand and facial injuries when three thugs.

But the bigger story here is the racist Pinellas County police department's decision to seek charges against the 64-year-old bus driver for not doing enough to stop the attack.

We've all seen videos of similar incidents of violence on board school buses and city buses. The bus drivers rarely get out of their seats to intervene for fear of becoming victims themselves.

It's clear that the police, prosecutors and the media are quick to judge James Moody because he is the same race as the three attackers.

Pinellas County school bus attack

The three thugs, Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj, were quickly arrested. Of course the mainstream media has pounced all over this story about a white boy being attacked by black thugs while the black bus driver did nothing.

On the contrary, James Moody did everything he was supposed to do on July 9. When the thugs attack the 13-year-old, Moody called the dispatcher to report the attack.

"You gotta get somebody here quick, quick, quick, quick," he said. "They're about to beat this boy to death over here."
"Please get somebody here quick. There's still doing it," he adds. "There's nothing I can do."

What else was he supposed to do?

According to Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent, who released video of the incident to the media, Moody should have done more.

"There was time for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the child in this case. He didn't make any effort to do so and that's what we want to bring to the attention of the prosecutor," said Chief Vincent.

What video was the chief of police watching?

Did he not see Mr. Moody get up out of his seat and yell at the thugs to leave the kid alone? Did he not see Moody walk over to the victim to see if he was injured? Didn't he hear Moody call the dispatcher to report the crime?

Moody is 64-years-old. But his age doesn't matter, only his skin color. Prosecutors are considering charging Moody for child neglect!

If Mr. Moody had been an elderly white man, he would not have been expected to throw himself between the crazed thugs who committed the assault.

"Me jumping in the middle of that fight with three boys, it would have been more dangerous for other students on the bus for as myself," Moody told Piers Morgan on CNN's Piers Morgan Live. "There's just no telling what might have happened," said Moody.

Obama's historic election was supposed to bring the races together in this country. But it seems his election has caused an even wider divide between whites and blacks.

Thanks to loyal reader AngieGirl for the tip.

  • rjk8

    Kids get beat up everyday. If that was a black kid getting beat up, it wouldn't be on the news.

  • Miany

    My daddy used to drive the school bus. If he still held that job today folk would expect him to break up fights :huh: shiiiiid I was 10 when he was working there and even IIII knew the check wont worth all that. FOlk shooting folk on the buses. I don't blame the driver for not intervening. He did his job.

  • Miany

    Exactly... he goes to break up the fight and he becomes incapacitated... WHOOOOO's gone take the kids home THEN???

  • Bootcampgirl

    @Sandra, please do the story on the 2 yo who passed away but, was able to in his parent's wedding, very touching story all this little boy had to go through...

  • rjk8

    I remember the black elderly coach who was beat up by the the black kids and their black baby mamas. Did it make the news? Nope

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    That bus driver did the right thing. smh. And these days, kids don't give a damn. They will beat up an elderly person in a minute. He has a life to live too and has to protect the rest of the kids. He did what he was supposed to do. Blame the kids who beat the little boy up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    He could have probably been sued if he tried to break up the fight :shrug:
    Leave Gramps alone! :mad:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    I wonder what the mothers of the kids who beat the boy up have to say..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    *jacked
    Darryl McDaniels has launched a scathing attack on modern hip-hop music, accusing today's rappers of popularizing gun and drug culture.

    The hip-hop pioneer says too many current chart stars focus on negative themes in their music, without making any tracks with a positive message, and justify it by comparing their work to Hollywood movies.

    He tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "A rapper will use this excuse -- 'Man they don't go after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis when they make their violent movies' and I go 'If you're going to use that excuse get off the mic, don't produce. I'll personally kick your a-- out of hip-hop 'cause if you're using that excuse, go be an actor.'"

    McDaniels told the paper that his group made some negative records during their heyday, but they also put out positive releases too.

    "If you make a record about a gun, on that very same record or album there's gotta be a record about not using a gun. If you're making a record on the b--ch or the h--s (sic), there's got to be a record about your aunt who worked all of the days of her life to send all her children to college," he said.

    "It seems like stupid America celebrates a person that says 'Yeah I'm a drug dealer, I'm bringing the drugs into the hood.' The reason why hip-hop exists is because it started out with good intentions; once all the good intentions left, the music became polluted, it became disrespectful, it became immature."

    McDaniels also criticizes the quality of many modern records, adding, "98 percent of hip-hop music that's out now I say is just bad demos. ... If you want to see real hip-hop you gotta go to concerts and festivals because hip-hop on (the) radio sucks."

    :tea:

  • Shay_OH

    Gramps look like he coulda been a Golden Gloves champ back in tha day!!

    I can see him now, like "Take that! And that!" :box:

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    "It wasnt like he was looking out window while cleaning his fingernails"

    i dunno why that made me :rofl:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    So then if the bus driver interfered and beat the kids ups then what? He would have been arrested or worse :rolleyes: I mean clearly we have all seen what happens when you defend ourself and appear to get the upper hand on the initial aggressor. YOU end up blamed, arrested or dead. Really disgusts me. You get your butt whooped BC you popped off and then I go to jail :stop:

  • Unshakable

    @BCG,

    Wasn't that a touching story? That was just beyond words.

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    someone remind darryl that so called gangsta rap been around since the 80s....
    i dunno why but trash sells...thats why that All Gold song was so popular etc

  • http://www.vibedeck.com/brandoncharles BCinKS

    Oh please. My friend (grown woman in her 30s) jumped on a school bus and beat up a fifth grader for bullying her daughter. Yes, beat her up like a grown woman...but that's another issue. White lady bus driver did nothing. Nobody prosecuted her. :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

    I saw this video yesterday and it almost made me sick the way they stomped and beat that kid. He could have died. It was relentless. For a split second a part of me wanted the bus driver to do more. Then my common sense kicked in. Those boys could have killed that man. It was too risky. I know Auntie says some things to get us going, but I completely agree here. This was about race. If it had been an elderly white man they'd have hailed him a HERO for doing the same thing, calling it in like he was supposed to. That man had just put in for his retirement...he won't f*ckin that up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

    Usher's son Usher Raymond V is in the ICU at an Atlanta hospital after a serious accident in the singer's pool Monday, TMZ has learned.
    Sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred around 6 PM yesterday. Usher was not home at the time.
    Here's what we know ... The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain. He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain. The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn't get his hand out. The maid then dove in and tried but was also unsuccessful.
    The maid screamed for help. Two men working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy. He was given CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital. Usher arrived and drove in the ambulance with his son.
    5-year-old Usher Raymond V is the oldest of Usher's two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond. We're told Usher and Tameka are currently at the hospital.
    Doctors have been running a series of tests and doctors say he'll be ok.

  • http://www.vibedeck.com/brandoncharles BCinKS

    Furthermore, look at the upkeep of their hair. Any dude that cares nothing about his hair will KILL you where uponst you stand!

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    BCinKS says:

    Oh please. My friend (grown woman in her 30s) jumped on a school bus and beat up a fifth grader for bullying her daughter. Yes, beat her up like a grown woman…but that’s another issue. White lady bus driver did nothing. Nobody prosecuted her.
    ______________
    :shock:

  • Bootcampgirl

    @Unshake, it literally brought a tear to my eye and surprisingly the comments on yahoo have been very uplifting towards the family...It's like he stayed around just to be a part of the family's special day...

  • Shay_OH

    White lady bus driver did nothing. Nobody prosecuted her.
    _____________

    :lol: You know that lady was scurred, thinking "I hope she don't whoop my azz, too!" :shocked:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

    BCinKS says:

    Oh please. My friend (grown woman in her 30s) jumped on a school bus and beat up a fifth grader for bullying her daughter. Yes, beat her up like a grown woman…
    __________
    Wait...what? :blink:

  • GAGIRL87

    My granddad drives school buses, I'm so thankful he drives for the special ed kids b/c um, he too old for these middle/HS kids.. I would hate to have to whip one of them kids a$$ about my granddaddy sorry I got off track :facepalm:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    This story here is a damn shame :no:

    Kid Bullies grow up to be adult bullies by the way :tea: lil punks, and that's messed up that the driver was charged as well.

  • GAGIRL87

    Furthermore, look at the upkeep of their hair. Any dude that cares nothing about his hair will KILL you where uponst you stand!
    _____________________________________________________________________

    :rofl:

  • Bootcampgirl

    “If you make a record about a gun, on that very same record or album there’s gotta be a record about not using a gun. If you’re making a record on the b–ch or the h–s (sic), there’s got to be a record about your aunt who worked all of the days of her life to send all her children to college,” he said.
    ________________
    While I agree with what he is trying to say, this part just sounds hypocritical to me, IMB<----stolen from you :buttshake:

  • Shay_OH

    OMG - that so sad about Usher's son!! And Tameka's kids sure are catching hell.

  • Unshakable

    Good afternoon to:

    KeKe
    BCG
    Minaj, the poster formerly known as Miany
    Black Mamba
    SpongeBob
    Shay
    DTTS
    RJ
    Jenie
    Gigi
    RazzleDazzle
    LSLH
    GaGirl
    FayFay
    Mammary a.k.a. Milky (inside joke folks)
    Chan
    Man
    Dr.Donte
    Cougar
    Auntie Sandrita
    The roses who are so cool with me, their names need not be mentioned! We have shorthand between us! :rofl:

    Question for Auntie Sandrita - Did you see the story about the 2 Canadian boys who were killed after a snake escaped the pet store and killed them? They were at a friend's house and the friend just so happened to live above the pet store. The snake found an escape and killed the boys.

  • MissHarlem

    Not funny but this put me in the mind of "you goint to jail now" lemme look that up on yt its been a min since I laughed and cried at the bus driver. :pwen:

  • http://www.vibedeck.com/brandoncharles BCinKS

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    BCinKS says:

    Oh please. My friend (grown woman in her 30s) jumped on a school bus and beat up a fifth grader for bullying her daughter. Yes, beat her up like a grown woman…
    __________
    Wait…what?

    ---------------------
    AND it was all caught on camera. SMH. We no longer question her actions. She's touched.

  • Miany

    It seems like stupid America celebrates a person that says ‘Yeah I’m a drug dealer, I’m bringing the drugs into the hood.’ The reason why hip-hop exists is because it started out with good intentions; once all the good intentions left, the music became polluted, it became disrespectful, it became immature.”

    McDaniels also criticizes the quality of many modern records, adding, “98 percent of hip-hop music that’s out now I say is just bad demos. …^^^^ ^^ I kinda feel bad to :cosign: this because it's crazy and I don't support censoring art... But the fact that he calls it garbage resonated with me.. i find A LOT of the rap on radio to be garbage...

  • Caramel Rain

    Uh.. Do better Black people.

    Um, Aunt Sandy, I think the second sentence of the first paragraph is incomplete #helpful :biggrin:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    “You gotta get somebody here quick, quick, quick, quick,” he said. “They’re about to beat this boy to death over here.”
    “Please get somebody here quick. There’s still doing it,” he adds. “There’s nothing I can do.”
    What else was he supposed to do?
    _______________

    I guess get the shyt beat out of him until he stroked out or something :tea: the more and more I hear these damn stories bout these damn sprites, it boils my damn blood :mad: Sick of this shyt :cuss:

  • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

    :newpost: Ursh

  • MissHarlem

    BOOT maybe its not so hypocritical. We had Brenda's got a Baby then in the same breath had I get Around. Even in literature in Shakespeare same concept. I can curse as the day is long and love me some sex and d!ck riding but will be up in that church. We as humans shouldnt be so one sided bc change etc will never happen. Its like being close minded. Ok now for real off to laugh at the bus driver on yt

  • Unshakable

    @BCG,

    For once, the commenters (trolls included) are being nice. Imagine that? That was so moving. I hope they are blessed with many more years of bliss and love.

    @Shay,

    Chile, what happened to Usher's son?

    @Black Mamba,

    I have done extensive investigative work on Black Mambas (read: I watch National Geographic and use Wiki). I know they are one of the most deadliest snakes in Africa. I bet not hear stories of you spittin on anybody thankin it's venom! :hahaha:

  • Shay_OH

    @ GAGIRL87

    LOL - I can sho see you now on that :steer: giving those kids the beat down :box:

    Don't hit the babies that are wearing glasses 'doe LOL

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Unshake you swolle neck bring it in :hug: :hahaha:

  • Caramel Rain

    Furthermore, look at the upkeep of their hair. Any dude that cares nothing about his hair will KILL you where uponst you stand!

    **

    same can be said about women

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

    BCinKS says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    BCinKS says:

    Oh please. My friend (grown woman in her 30s) jumped on a school bus and beat up a fifth grader for bullying her daughter. Yes, beat her up like a grown woman…
    __________
    Wait…what?

    ———————
    AND it was all caught on camera. SMH. We no longer question her actions. She’s touched.
    ____________
    So, your friend didn't go to jail? Where was the mother of the 5th grader she beat up? What was the outcome of this fcked up scenario? I know I'd WANT to whoop a kids azz behind messing with my kids. But at most, I'd get real close in their face and threaten them...then tell them to tell their mom to come at me. :tea:

  • Bootcampgirl

    To Jennnaaayyy and all the other Leo's :happybirthday: #blamemyshortmemory

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Obama’s historic election was supposed to bring the races together in this country. But it seems his election has caused an even wider divide between whites and blacks.
    ____________________

    Obama's cabinet don't even respect his azz :nono: I'm just saying :tea:

  • MissHarlem

    BOOT :thankyou:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @DTTS Seriously, if my GrandPop was driving a bus and tried to break up a fight, and some kids jumped him, I'm going to jail. This man did the right thing. Shoot, first of all why are these bad ass kids on a school bus fighting? And why yall punk mf-ers had to jump the one kid? This is what your taught at home? And the police who said he could of done more need a fuggin seat. Screw yall. I don't see yall sending your grandpops out to break up fights. So shut up.

  • Bootcampgirl

    BOOT maybe its not so hypocritical. We had Brenda’s got a Baby then in the same breath had I get Around. Even in literature in Shakespeare same concept. I can curse as the day is long and love me some sex and d!ck riding but will be up in that church. We as humans shouldnt be so one sided bc change etc will never happen.
    __________________
    Didn't you see the IMB :karate:
    :nana:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    MissTaken.. not sure how I feel bout the queen gettin canned… Id feel better bout it if they gave YOU a raise.
    by Miany on Aug 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    -------------------
    Yea :lesigh: the ironic part is that I have NO interest in anything he does a lot off hours things (trying not to detail my job). :lol: And because it aligns with my department of development we cross paths. So on one hand I have been here a year and so end of the year talks of a raise can be discussed. On the other I have NO INTEREST in moving into another role in my dept. I would like to venture outside of it but they really are dependent on me. I do all of the contracts and invoicing for my dept also :cry:

  • tintin1979

    that 3rd kid looks bad a hell

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    If it were me there is no way I could sit there and watch that happen. At the very least I would have at least tried to round up the other kids on the bus and get them to hold the savages back. If a bus driver is too feeble to handle the kids then that isn't the job for them. I don't think he should be charged for it, but I'm disappointed in him none the less. Anyway the video said he wouldn't be charged.

  • The Pearl!

    :waves: Hey, E'rybody...they've been workin' me like I owe somebody restitution! Shyt. But! The paragraph on hip-hop music/culture these days is the point I was trynta make about ole liver-lipped NeYo and all the other ego-driven hip-hop music. :shrug: There was a time when the lyrics in hip-hop/rap were meaningful, deep, thought-provoking. Not any more. And I agree wholeheartedly with Sandra that race relations have taken huge steps backward since Obama's election. They YT's are mad as hell and their hate is turned up to an all-time high.

  • ms_no-no

    You have to use your own judgement and be very careful in these situations. Being that the driver is over 60, I can't say that I blame him for not physically intervening; if these 3 cowards thought nothing of beating up a defenseless 13 year old then what do you think they would've done to a 67 year old man? Second, why put the other children in jeopardy? If he had've left the drivers seat to intervene, he could've been seriously hurt or somebody could've taken the wheel of the bus and then everyone would've been in danger.

    I'll never forget when I was in high school one of my teachers went to break up a fight and got tossed down the stairs by one of the people that were fighting and a neighbor of mine went to break up a fight between two of his friends and he's been in a wheel-chair for over 10 years now.

    You really can't predict situations like this until you are in them. I think the bus driver did the right thing by calling dispatch and telling them to hurry and call the police.

  • The Pearl!

    BCinKS says:

    Furthermore, look at the upkeep of their hair. Any dude that cares nothing about his hair will KILL you where uponst you stand!

    ----------
    Why was I thinking the same thing? Not in those words, but let's just say their lil unkempt heads did not escape notice.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    Darryl McDaniels has launched a scathing attack on modern hip-hop music, accusing today’s rappers of popularizing gun and drug culture.
    _________________

    This sounds like an old post from the 1990s. He's not just now figuring that out? :shrug:

  • Dr.GiGi

    Not to make light of this situation at all...but I have always wondered what is is about an unkempt head that makes people go crazy? SMH this driver did the absolute right thing! Unfortunately, if he had intervened and something happened to him, they would send his family a potted plant and a pot roast...if that and had a replacement for him by the end of the day. Sad but so very true!

  • precious1

    I hate that so many of these young teens aren't tried as adults. Then maybe there will be less incidents like this. My son got jumped by 7 boys just walking home from the store and the police caught three. The lawyers was trying to tell me that the judge doesn't like to think kids are bad...blah, blah, blah. I didn't give a rats ass because they really are bad and hopeless. They got 5yrs probation and home monitoring due to them being 15. I think more need to go to jail like adults and then they will stop all that foolishness.

    If I saw a tape of my son treating someone like that I would break his neck. The fact that they boldly did that lets you know what kind of home life they have. Those boys would have hit that man and seriously injure him. I would love to know what happen with the fact they tried to sell him pot.

  • deedeegirl

    the man is not required to put himself in danger. but I sure wish he had had some mace or a taser to put their asses down until the cops came.