Monday, February 28, 2011

Feds: Cutting Jokes Can Kill

New Haven Independent (New Haven, CT) February 25, 2011

"Charles Grady proved his coolness to middle-schoolers like Randall Redd by demonstrating he knew the 'Dougie,' an old-school hip-hop move. Next came the real lesson: His personal tale of how he saw a young teen bullied, with tragic consequences.
A senior investigator with Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, Grady told a story that gripped kids at the MicroSociety Magnet School on Valley Street in West Hills Thursday afternoon. It emerged as part of a presentation by Connecticut U.S. Attorney David Fein and his staff on the history of the civil rights movement.
It was part of the school district’s marking of Black History Month, and the U.S. Attorney Office’s efforts to publicize its new initiative to pursue more civil rights cases. Those cases include what speakers referred to as a spike in cyber-bullying and predatory behavior incidents online." Read More

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