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Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-09-06

I don't even have words for this one. This is easily one of the worst stories I've ever submitted here.

A week ago, one of my best friends in the world called me to come over the next day. He was busy with work and he often has homeless kids living in his house. He decided to start doing this a few years ago. He mentors young men who are homeless who do yard work for him, or just act as assistants to him, getting groceries, etc. He tries to give them job skills so they can apply for jobs. Really good guy.

So he asks me if I can help this 20 year old black autistic kid who was basically put in jail for six months for being in a fight. His friends were living with my friend and he had nowhere else to go. My friend wanted me to contact anyone I could to help get him medical benefits, any kind of income if possible, and some eyeglasses. I basically spent hours interviewing him and calling literally anyone I could. The kid was basically attacked (he was totally benign and really I couldn't picture him hurting anyone) by some big dude from his neighborhood who beat his ass and then took off. When the cops arrived the kid was arrested and no one ever even caught the other guy, yet he was sent to prison and his public defender never mentioned the fact that he was autistic.

I called people at the clinic he used to go to, the Social Security office, various legal numbers, a bunch of different medical clinics and Lyons club members. I gave him some free clothes, some nice shirts and T shirts.

I just don't understand what could go through anyone's mind who could do something this awful to someone who is just not capable of defending themselves in any way. It's fucking horrible. I hope these kids who did this go directly to jail.

oddeye - 2014-09-06

I really wish I had my own home I'd do stuff like you and your friend are doing too. I've been there as a runaway with untreated medical issues and something like that probably would have turned my life around ,so I definitely know how much you guys are actually helping. Total respect for you and your friend for living that dream.

Also fuck these guys. Erase them and their enabler ilk from existence.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-09-06

I actually just moved away for a job to another town so I won't be able to go over there for a while but yeah, I'm glad I got to help out before I left.

There is another homeless street kid that he was helping out who knew a lot about Buddhist philosophy and I talked with him about any number of things. Tall skinny pale kid with tattoos who basically just had all this knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and he said something like "this is just one part of my life so I know it's hard but the thing that really hurts is when people make fun of me or say things about my appearance or the clothes I wear. It just really hurts my feelings."

Guess what. He gets some nice shirts, too. Because this fucking world is too fucking lacking in so many goddamn things and I am not going to fucking leave it without righting a few wrongs, even if it's in just some small goddamn way.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-09-06

Also he wasn't Buddhist entirely so I don't have to resign him to suffering. Seriously, this kid was fucking smart and wise beyond his years. He carried himself with a lot of ability and was able to comment on life in ways that really got to me.

Between him and his autistic friend and one other guy the same age who was living there (all temporarily) there was this incredibly sweet desire to put good into the world and it kind of reaffirmed my beliefs in people again. If that helps at all balance out the fucking horrible act this video is about.

Really, truly, I want the people that did this to cry their fucking eyes out one day in repentant remorse for the vicious, loveless act it was. That is what I really want.

Bobonne - 2014-09-07

You're (still) a good man in a cruel world, ROUS.

Thanks for being you, in any case, since I don't really have anything positive to add otherwise.

yogarfield - 2014-09-07

Rodents, I'd like to buy you a beer.

egglab - 2014-09-07

A million stars for you ROUS (and none for the jerks who filmed the video), I spent a few years alternating between being homeless and couch surfing while coming to terms with some mental health issues myself, and if it wasn't for the kindness of people like you I honestly don't know where I'd find myself today.

The Mothership - 2014-09-06

Well, that's depressing. 5 stars.

jimmyboblahey - 2014-09-06

Retards seem to enjoy poop, anyways. Worth it.

infinite zest - 2014-09-06

fuck you

That guy - 2014-09-06

2 for 2 on dickhead comments. Welcome to the site, now leave.

oddeye - 2014-09-06

wow so profound

TheOtherCapnS - 2014-09-06

Also 2 for 2 on idiots taking trollbait. Cmon poe, we're better than that.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-09-06

feel free to take the ALS challenge with a bucket of hydrochloric acid

Deplorable - 2014-09-06


That guy - 2014-09-07

CapnS, you're right and I'm sorry for disappointing you

All I can do is try better next time

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07


Jimmy Labatt - 2014-09-07

Five for awesome trollbait

Cena_mark - 2014-09-07

Looks like there's a new heel in town.

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

He needs an entrance song. How about Disturbed doing a radio rock cover of "Don't Laugh at Me"?

Old People - 2014-09-07

5 for bringing out the righteous humorlessness in a few of us.

infinite zest - 2014-09-07

I mean, "anyways" really pisses me off.

Seriously though I don't like that word any more than Nigger, Fag, Kike, Spic, or Chink. I was talking to a person last night who said "so you work with retards then?" and I corrected her. We got pretty deep into a conversation about it. Compared to the above pejoratives, "retard" does mean slowed down, so technically it's literal. She went on the say that she also calls her black friends Niggers and eventually I wanted to change the subject. But like the above words, I think it's their word and they should choose how it's used. It's become a default word to define something that's dumb. "That cat is totally retarded" or "that cat is totally gay" means that the was doing something silly or stupid that the cat did. "That cat is Developmentally Disabled (the preferred nomenclature)" or "that cat is a homosexual.." the meaning's not the same. But what it breaks down to is using the word as nothing but an emphasis to get your point across. Saying something's "retarded" to convey that message is like imagining all developmentally disabled as the same, mostly non-functioning individuals, and saying something's "gay" to convey that message is like imagining all homosexuals as one of the members of the Village People. So I stick to my argument that the word should be at least censored. Stick to the old 7 and uncensor those instead.

baleen - 2014-09-07

I like how it was a video called "White Fetish" that brought him here.

Here you go dude: http://www.xhamster.com
Saved you some time.

infinite zest - 2014-09-07

well shit. I know how I'm spending with my afternoon. I never knew what "Fickt mich ihr Schweine" meant but I'm about to find out. This is about hamsters right?

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-09-07

@zest. I agree the common thoughtless usages of "gay" and "retarded" definitely have insensitive and discriminatory connotations, even if the user is unaware. I try not to use them (I think people in my generation initially picked them up from various US cartoons and shows like south park) Though I dont see the point of censoring anything. The real solution would be to have less assholes* in the world, though I dont know if that us possible, it seems to be a built in aprt of human nature.

*Just btw asshole is a great derogatory word.

infinite zest - 2014-09-07

Yeah I see it as innocent as "literally." I saw an episode of Black Jesus (it's OK but no early boondocks) and "Nigger" was used all the time but the fucks shits and who knows what else were. It depends on who you talk to and what age they're from. I come from one of the whitest places in the country but if you're curious look up Beatrice Morrow Cannady. For her, the word was mightier than the sword. That doesn't apply to our generation. The word's become common enough that me and my black friend could listen to the Wu Tang or something and just agree that it's a good song, completely ignoring the word. And at the same time ignoring the fact that one of us isn't black. But "Retarded" isn't a question of black or white. It's a large population of individuals from every race and creed who might need some extra help along the way. It's why I got into the field that I'm in.

It's funny you mention South Park. I don't really watch the show but I remember the early ones with Timmy and then his friend, who eventually become enemies. The parody of the fight from They Live really pissed me off at first. South Park's meant to cross the lines of good/bad taste, but Trey and Matt are smart people (I actually skyped with them a few times when we were negotiating Book of Mormon as there's no MPAA-esque system for musicals and it was part of the subscription package alongside Mary Poppins and Lion King) Anyway I saw another episode where Timmy's a rock star, even though he can only say his own name. There's no "cure" for autism or any other developmental disability, just the ability for those of us who can help as much as we can and treat them with the same respect as we'd like to be treated. For example, I just found out that my younger brother won the gold medal at Special Olympics State Games for golf. I can't say the same about myself. 50 years ago, the state probably would've put him somewhere I don't want to think about.

Anyway I'm kind of rambling. I don't think the word should be censored necessarily, but much like "handicapped" it does little to describe the person. If my little brother's "retarded" or slow then how come he can complete tasks a lot faster than me?

Nikon - 2014-09-06

This is just horrible. I know this is evil news but this buried the needle.

Whoever did this needs to be beaten, mangled, and thrown under the jail.

SixDigitDebt - 2014-09-07

Sorry guys, but criminal charges? Don't waste the legal time. Beat these fuckers down so hard that they have to apologize with handwritten notes. Then the next time they think about being assholes to someone who can't defend themselves they can get a cold shudder from the memory of the great physical distress they deserved.

Confession time:

I used to bully the special education kids in elementary school, mostly because I was a small kid with a fantastic intelligence who got picked on by his whole class. Hey, had to feel superior to someone. It was shitty of me to do. Then one day years later I was 15 or 16, on a sled hill in my hometown and I recognized one of the kids who was tobogganing down the hill as one of the kids I used to pick on.

Another group of kids was picking on him quite fiercely (like how I used to do) and something snapped in me, a realization of sorts, maybe an awakening. Epiphany, even. It was a very vivid rush of emotion and understanding. All at once, I was disgusted with how I behaved, knew why I did that and I said to myself that I should be the kind of person that I desperately needed when I was small and defenseless.

So I stood up to that group of kids, explained that I'd fight them all on his behalf (despite the fact that they were bigger and older and any would have easily pulverized me one on one, even the girl). It was one of the bravest things I did as a kid and it's vivid. I'm older and stronger now and I'd like to think that years of military service has conditioned me to the point where I'd at will smackfuck any of those people now.

I think I made a friend that day but I never saw that kid again and somehow I hope he forgave me. I know I'm not going to make up for being such a piece of shit as a child but that is not going to stop me from trying. Imagine how wonderful the world would be if everyone stood up for everyone smaller than themselves.

I bring this up because what should have happened was me getting a beating from those assholes. I got lucky that I didn't but I suspect that what I learned that day isn't all that common anymore and learning that on my own was luckier still.

Never really talked about this before. Maybe these guys need a chance to see what a bunch of dickheads they were being or maybe they need the righteous beating. There's really no right answer to this.

But fuck them for being pieces of shit.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-09-07

thank you for sharing this

Shoebox Joe - 2014-09-07

Ditto. It's a bit unreal when it happens that way.

infinite zest - 2014-09-07

Wasn't going to star this video but I'm starring your comment.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-09-07

These comments are the reason why I come back to PoETV now a days. You people are awesome.

I was in a support group once and met some one who seemed to be getting his luck to turn around. Met a girl who took him in, doesn't expect him to raise her kids, is more interested in getting him social security or an income to get back on his feet. This was after 10 or so years of being homeless on him supposedly being ADHD. He got kicked out for refusing to take his medication since it wasn't working. The only bright side of his homeless years was that he had a guide who helped him survive.

I really wish more young people knew how crucial socializing can be for learning and how small things can impact a person's growth in ridiculous ways.

BlisteredButtress - 2014-09-07

5 sad stars for just plain evil...

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

It says a lot about our society, firstly that there are kids who'd think to do this, and (if the comments on YT and various news sites are any indication) that the initial reaction people have to this is to demand that the perps be imprisoned, tortured, or even executed.

I'm glad that PoE is a community made up of intelligent, thoughtful, and sensitive people. Everyone commenting so far seems to have their heads on straight (except for Mr boblahey, but he made me laugh so gg). Yet this measured self-reflection seems to be the exception, not the rule, and I'm wondering if maybe this poopbucket affair is the sort of thing that we simply cannot avoid, the sort of thing that we as a society have come to deserve. We've created a climate of callous brutality, only to meet the results with even more callous brutality. Perhaps this is the sort of thing that we *can't* fix, the sort of thing that will only get worse until our society is wiped clean by barbarians?

oddeye - 2014-09-07

It's like when people say rapists should be raped in jail. I find it a pretty vile thing to say but I would be alright with just straight up pulling a rapists head off, especially if it were Mike Tyson.

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

I always say I hope that rapists find a meaningful relationship, with a partner whom they can connect to both emotionally and sexually, while they are in jail. Someone who will be a good influence on them, committed to helping the rapists' socio-behavioral rehabilitation, both during and after their periods of incarceration.

But I guess head ripping works, too.

oddeye - 2014-09-07

My opinion is not perfect on these matters, I too would like to believe that maybe rapists, pedos and other rancid shits can be rehabilitated and ultimately it should be what we work towards. I'd just like their heads to be pulled cleaned off is all. Starting with Mike Tyson and Rolf Harris.

Worked past the point of dropping dead is a good option too because the benefit to society outweighs the cruel and unusual torture IMO.

DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall - 2014-09-07

It's weird reading a serious comment from EvilHomer. I keep looking for hidden pony references. But well said.

Pope Caius - 2014-09-07

I'm inclined to agree with Stalin: "Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."

Scrimmjob - 2014-09-07

So uh, whose driveway did they pour piss and shit all over?

BiggerJ - 2014-09-07

These bastards may have taken adantage of the same thing that let people troll Chris-Chan to such a degree. Autistic people lack the ability to 'read minds' - the ability to work out someone's intentions. If an autistic person is told something that could be true, they may play it safe by assuming that it is true.

il fiore bel - 2014-09-07

The bright side to something like this is the fact that the "humans" who do things like this are so stupid, they hang themselves by making the evidence public.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-09-07

Exactly what I was going to say. Not watching this.

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

The weirdest thing is, apparently *the autistic kid* was the one who filmed it. He wasn't even the one who narced the bullies out, either; according to news reports, his parents found the video on his phone, and *they're* the ones who posted it.

il fiore bel - 2014-09-07

Hmm... source? The mom says in the video (at 0:47-0:52) that the other kids were the ones who filmed it, they just used the autistic kid's phone. And that they were also the ones who put it up on Instragram.

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

It may have just been early reporting misinformation. It was on a couple news sites earlier, but I can't find it now.

spikestoyiu - 2014-09-07

Serious question: would this not be as bad if the kid didn't have autism?

The Great Hippo - 2014-09-07

It would be just as bad. The autism thing is put out there to create a narrative where the kid couldn't defend himself, because people respond more intensely to narratives where the vulnerable are being abused.

But the truth of it is that this would be a terrible, horrible, shitty thing to do to anyone. Even *if* the kid's autism didn't even factor in -- you don't need to be autistic to find yourself at the mercy of shitheels.

It bothers me a little that we keep throwing the autism out there as being somehow relevant, but I can understand why: If we didn't, there'd be a temptation to see behavior like this as just 'boys being boys', or a really funny, outrageous prank -- rather than a clear and obvious campaign of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse.

Also, as someone who was brutally bullied for most of their childhood, I'd like to say that as satisfying as it might feel to focus on how much you want to hurt the abusers, it really doesn't help. In situations like this, the focus should be on the abused -- how you can help them and what you can do to stop them from being abused again.

The Great Hippo - 2014-09-07

(Also, because poetv doesn't have an edit button: I don't want to imply that this kid's autism makes him more vulnerable, or that it *doesn't* make him more vulnerable, because I've never met him and I have no idea how his autism manifests. Whatever form it *does* manifest in remains largely irrelevant; people should not do this to other people -- period.)

(Stars withheld because fuck-all if I know how to rate something like this.)

spikestoyiu - 2014-09-07

HEY... good reply, thanks. I think that's it a really awful thing to do to another human being no matter what and I wonder if I would even know about it if the kid wasn't autistic (and of course there's no way a celebrity would offer up a k bounty). My guess is that I wouldn't. Same goes for the terrible assault of some kid in Florida. And that's pretty sad but with so much awful shit going on every single day, I guess I shouldn't be shocked that it would be lost in the shuffle. But there are kids everywhere who are tortured relentlessly like this regularly because they're small or ugly or poor and no one will ever know because they don't have a disability.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-09-08

Five stars for this comment string.

As much as it may seem soft to hold back beating down an idiot, punishment can sometimes push them into being bigger sociopaths than they already are.

RedHood - 2014-09-07

I already became aware of this earlier somewhere and from else. One of the very few vids here I will not hit the play button on. I mean yes I looked at Jlaws nudes, yes she was 11/10, but this...this I won't look at. This kids gonna be ok. I have faith his family and community will rally around him and he'll be ok. So 5 for faith and hope I guess.

Scrimmjob - 2014-09-07

11/10 really?

RedHood - 2014-09-07

Sure why not, she is a beautiful girl. She has a nice shape, nice tits, nice legs, 11/10 stands. I am in a good mood today. you can also be 11/10 if you like Scrimjob.

oddeye - 2014-09-07

I hope you aren't talking about her age. I like that cum blasted face pic, again hope it wasn't her age....

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

Hate to break it to you, oddeye old buddy, but if you have to question your motives, it probably was her age.

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-09-07

I haven't seen those pictures. Part of me wants to, because yeah... 11/10. But, I can't fathom how awful it must be for her. Really? Cum blasted face? They're that explicit? I thought it was just some nudies...
oh well, time for a cold shower.

oddeye - 2014-09-07

To be honest I didn't like her till I saw those pictures. Now I'm trying to come up with some clever play on Hunger Games or whatever but all I got is a lackluster Cumger Games.

Maybe Well-Hung-er Games but I can't remember the size of the fella's dick (if pictured at all) and plus it wouldn't be about J-Law (not Jude Law)

oddeye - 2014-09-07

Maybe it was planned and she wants you to lick the monitor at the public library because of her.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2014-09-07

For what it's worth the reddit kneckbeards confirmed the facial pic was fake.

RedHood - 2014-09-07

You see what I did boys, now we are talking titties and everyone is happy! There were no cum pics that I saw, just your standard stuff. Tits out of bra, her topless in panties that prolly cost close to half my month in rent. It really was very tame stuff. Honestly I think she wouldn't care.

But that's my opinion. If I were her I wouldn't care, she is young, beautiful, successful. In a year no one will care anymore. This kid in this video, now this is something that will be all so "Hey remeber when they dumped feces on me lol who cares right?" in a year.

RedHood - 2014-09-07

not be*

Spaceman Africa - 2014-09-08

If you looked at those leaked nudes you are a bad person

CrimsonHyperSloth - 2014-09-07

I cannot watch this, the thought is so overwhelming depressing.

I was a righteous asshole growing up (I have gone a long way in correcting that), I hope if I ever cross paths with anyone I ever wronged from school I have the inner strength to apologize to them.

kingarthur - 2014-09-07

Didn't watch and don't want to. Thanks for everyone sharing around the camp fire on this one, especially you ROUS and SixDigitDebt.

I hear Drew Carey is offering an award for information leading to their arrest. Seems like a big hammer for a this problem, but these kids kinda earned being publicly shamed at least a little.

ashtar. - 2014-09-07

Hey, you put it on the internet, you get internet mob justice.

cognitivedissonance - 2014-09-07

5 stars had it been pig's blood and the retard been Sissy Spacek.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-09-07

I'll just take what I was given.

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-09-07

Damnit Cogdiss. You usually have pretty good opinions. What gives? Had a shitty day?

cognitivedissonance - 2014-09-07

Please note that for once I one starred something. Please check your Sarcasm-o-meter and adjust accordingly.

Rudy - 2014-09-07

I, for one, think people should not dump urine and feces on people with disabilities. I know that my view may be controversial, but then I have never courted popularity.

fedex - 2014-09-07

especially since there are many people on the internet who would, in fact, pay you to dump urine and feces on them!

RedHood - 2014-09-07

There are people who would do it for free to people who want it done to them. Add some canned pasta and they got a real fucking party going on.

EvilHomer - 2014-09-07

Were the bullies big hunky jocks? I bet they were big hunky jocks. One of them looked like Justin Bieber. And also they were half-wolf half-man centaur hermaphrodites. Mmm, yeah, you dump poop on that aspie, Wolftaur Dicksthrob. You dump poop and then you make him fuck his sister while we watch.

fedex - 2014-09-07

Wolftaur Dicksthrob is the name of my new band.

ashtar. - 2014-09-08

Wolftaur Dicksthrob is my new poe username.

Spaceman Africa - 2014-09-07

Some old fashioned evil right here.

egglab - 2014-09-07

I'm not about to hit play on this, but the page is worth visiting for the comments alone. This is one of the only sites I ever feel the urge to comment on/contribute to outside of work related stuff, and it's partially because of reactions like these. Stay awesome poetv.

Nominal - 2014-09-08

A big group hug kumbaya circlejerk to gush over how everyone agrees on vigilante torture/murder?

Jesus christ, guys.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-09-08

Nothing short of burning down the prom will quell our thirst for justice.

ashtar. - 2014-09-08

No, no, we're not barbarians. They should be torturemurdered by the proper authorities after a fair trial.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-09-08

Drawn and quartered with the bones of their parents followed by a really catchy show tune!

Bus_Aint_Comin - 2014-09-09

hey, let's not rush to judgement, we didn't see what he did before the camera was turned on.

seriously though, five for evil.

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