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He, along with community activist Angela Cordova, whose daughter, Shya, graduated Friday from eighth grade at Washington School, confirmed that many fights had been going on at the school in recent months.
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Cordova said she believes the increase in fights is the result of popular Principal Mark Lucchetti being placed on administrative leave Feb. 28. There were two student walkouts earlier this year of 350 people at the school in protest of the move. The reason for the action by the district has not been revealed.
Bumfights is a video series produced by Indecline Films. The debut release titled Bumfights Vol. 1: A Cause for Concern features primarily high school fights caught on tape and homeless men (most notably Rufus Hannah and Donnie Brennan) in the San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas metropolitan areas attempting amateur stunts in a style inspired by the popular MTV series Jackass. It was produced by Ryen McPherson, with friends Zachary Bubeck, Daniel J. Tanner, and Michael Slyman, as Indecline Films. Contrary to its title, the video does not depict homeless men actually fighting, but instead a compilation of street fights caught on tape and homeless men performing in skits and stunts.
The video series immediately garnered criticism. In April 2006, the four original filmmakers agreed not to produce any more Bumfights videos or distribute videos already made, and to pay three homeless men depicted in the videos, under a settlement announced shortly before a lawsuit was due to go to trial.
Phil McGraw, host of the talk show Dr. Phil invited one of the creators of Bumfights, Ty Beeson, on to the show on December 12, 2006. Beeson attended the interview dressed in a Dr. Phil costume, nearly identical to Dr. Phil himself. After playing some snippets from the Bumfights videos to the audience, Dr. Phil stated that he was disgusted and kicked the Bumfights representative off even before the interview started, with security removing Beeson from the stage. While briefly onstage, Beeson critiqued what he perceived as Dr. Phil's hypocrisy; being outraged over their exploitation of the poor while he himself exploited people in duress for entertainment on his show. Dr. Phil revealed in the next segment he himself had been homeless. McPherson and Slyman later claimed that the man who appeared on the show was not Beeson, but in fact someone impersonating him, organized by the real Beeson and Leticia.
Felony fights are cases of assault/battery that result in felony charges. Most cases of simple assault or simple battery end up in a misdemeanor conviction. However, some more serious scenarios can result in serious bodily injury to one of the parties, and may lead to a felony charge. An example of this is where a fight escalates to the point where a weapon is used, or where one person is seriously injured.
Additionally, with school shootings becoming more prevalent, many school administrators are taking tougher measures to keep fights under control. In the Oregon example above, a teen allegedly flashed a handgun. This kind of violence has zero tolerance in public school districts, and police are often called in for stronger enforcement.
Even in the best of circumstances, school fights can erupt. A punch can be thrown in a split second. When a teacher sees a fight, they have a duty to break it up physically. The teacher has the power to use reasonable force to end the fight as quickly as possible to avoid further injuries.
Another problem often faced by schools is figuring out who threw the first punch. Most school fights begin with pushing and shoving. Is the student who first shoved the other student guilty of assault? What if the other student responds with a punch?
Witness Statements: There are usually multiple witnesses to fights in school. Their written statements can be invaluable. Identify parents of students who may have witnessed the fight and give their contact information to your attorney.
By Karen Brooks and Phil Wahba (Reuters) - The post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked incidents of violence across the United States as a police officer was injured breaking up a fight, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV and a Walmart was evacuated, according to police and media reports. The holiday shopping incidents also included a suspected shoplifter shot by police in a Chicago suburb and a woman spitting on another woman's child in an argument over baby clothes. "Black Friday," the biggest U.S. shopping day of the year, started a few hours earlier this season as many department stores for the first time opted to open or start discounts on Thanksgiving night. While most retailers reported peaceful - if hectic - opening hours, some saw the shopping craze erupt into violence. In White Plains, just north of New York City, an outlet of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was evacuated on Friday, with employees and shoppers saying they had been warned of a possible bomb threat. Apparently the threat was bogus, and authorities allowed shoppers back in the store about an hour and 40 minutes later. "Out of nowhere, they just said, 'You have to evacuate,'" said Olaya Goodman of the Bronx. A White Plains police dispatcher declined to comment. In Romeoville, Illinois, police shot a suspected shoplifter in the shoulder late Thursday night after the car he was driving dragged an officer through the parking lot of a Kohl's department store, Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey said in a video posted by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Police were responding to a report of two shoplifters at the store when an officer chased one of the suspects to a waiting vehicle, Turvey said. "The officer was struggling with the suspect as he got into the car, and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car," Turvey said. "The officer was dragged quite some distance." Another officer shot the driver in the shoulder and three suspects were arrested, Turvey said. The dragged officer was treated at a hospital and released, the Chicago Tribune reported. In Las Vegas, a shopper was shot in the leg during a struggle with thieves who tried to take the TV he had just bought in a Black Friday sale at Target, as he was carrying it to a nearby apartment complex, according to a report by KLAS-TV in Las Vegas. Las Vegas police did not respond to Reuters requests for confirmation. A police officer in Rialto, Calif., suffered a fractured hand and finger after responding to an assault in the parking lot of a Walmart just after the sales started Thursday, said Sgt. Richard Royce of the Rialto Police Department, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. "It was a pretty bizarre scene," he said. Two shoppers were leaving the store when they were confronted by two people in a vehicle in the parking lot. One person from the vehicle got out and began punching and kicking the shopper, and also assaulted a woman who tried to stop the fight, Royce said. When police tried to stop the fight, a second suspect emerged from the vehicle and the two began fighting the officers, he said. Two victims were treated at a hospital and released, as was the injured officer, Royce said. The suspected attackers were charged with felony assault, assault on a police officer, and assault with a deadly weapon, Royce said. Also in California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said an armed man barricaded himself inside a store in the Los Angeles suburb of La Crescenta on Friday afternoon and then took his own life. He had not taken any hostages inside the Verizon store, the Los Angeles Times reported. In New Jersey, a Walmart shopper was arrested after becoming belligerent and attacking a police officer inside a store in Garfield, police said. Several officers subdued a 23-year-old suspect and took him to jail. Officers also ticketed a 29-year-old woman who spit on another woman's child during an argument over infant clothing at the same store, police said. In Texas, a 22-year-old man was shot to death by police SWAT officers after he kidnapped a 19-year-old woman from a department store where she was working in Bulverde, north of San Antonio, at about 1 a.m. on Friday morning, and led police on a three-county chase that ended in a standoff. The man took the woman, possibly his former girlfriend, hostage at gunpoint, shoved her into a stolen police car and fired shots at officers who gave chase for about 50 miles, the Hays County Sheriff's Office said. San Marcos police were able to puncture the vehicle's tires south of Austin and shot the suspect dead after he threatened to kill the woman and turned his weapon toward police. The extent of her injuries was unclear. (Additional reporting by Jim Forsyth and Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Daniel Trotta, Scott Malone, Gunna Dickson and Ken Wills) 350c69d7ab