Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
Need to Know News: Middle schoolers bully bus monitor, 68, with stream of profanity, jeers; George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin threatened his life
June 21st, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Need to Know News: Middle schoolers bully bus monitor, 68, with stream of profanity, jeers; George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin threatened his life

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For June 21, 2012 – Middle schoolers bully bus monitor, 68, with stream of profanity, jeers, George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin threatened his life and DA considers battery charge against Justin Bieber...

Middle schoolers bully bus monitor, 68, with stream of profanity, jeers: "Students taunted Karen Klein, 68, with a stream of profanity, insults, jeers and physical ridicule. Some boys demand to know her address, saying they want to come to her house to perform sexual acts and steal from her."

George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin threatened his life: "In an initial interview with police just after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman described a life-and-death struggle that began when the youth 'jumped out from the bushes.'"

Eric Holder contempt vote could come next week: "The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation. The committee measure now goes to the full House for consideration."

• Worsening wealth inequality by race: "The gap between the races widened considerably during the recent economic downturn, which whites weathered better than blacks, Hispanics and Asians."

• DA considers battery charge against Justin Bieber: "Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing Justin Bieber's alleged fight with a photographer last month to decide if the pop star will be charged, a spokeswoman in the prosecutor's office said Wednesday."

» Follow Piers Morgan Tonight on Twitter

Post by:
Filed under: Need To Know News
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Matt

    The kids bullying Karen Klein are too far gone, but we can save the next generation. I'm only 26 years old, but I can remember a time when if I did something like that, I would be physically punished by my parents. Not physically abused, but physically punished. Believe it or not, there is a difference. Deep down I would know that I had it coming and remember not to do it again. You can harp about punishing these kids with community service all you want, but in the back of these kids' minds they'll know they got away with it. It's time to take a stand. Generations of Americans were physically punished and the majority of them turned out to be functioning adults. It's only in the last generation that we have lost the most effective form of punishment because a select few took it too far. As I'm typing this, I know we will never "regress" to this method, but it worked in the past and it would work now. Why did past generations of kids have such respect for their elders? Because their elders could hit harder than they could and it was condoned.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Uh...Clem

    I'm convinced this kind of stuff goes on all the time, and has BEEN going on since mankind first pulled itself out of the primordial muck and bashed some other poor living creature over the head and called it a "sport". The only reason THIS story is receiving so much media attention is because one of these kids posted a video on facebook. Even so, this video was not the first of its kind – just do a search on youtube for "bullying" and you get tens of thousands similar results. So the question is, why DID this incident catch the media's eye, and what can be done to bring other cases of bullying and injustice to the public's attention?

    We live in the Data Age, people. Information shall set you free 🙂

    June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. WorldCares

    I've always wondered about the defination of "White"?
    From my Geneological research, in order, I am Native American/English/French/Dutch//German/Scottish/Irish to name a few.
    Who is really white?

    June 22, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dan Liebman

    Thanks for sharing this story, Piers. I always look forward to this segment. But I hasten to point out that the person who initiated the fund for Karen Klein was not an American, but a Canadian - you may want to acknowledge that fact. (Please see the link.) Thanks, Dan L., Toronto.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto-man-raises-over-300000-for-bullied-elderly-bus-monitor/article4359580/

    June 22, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. GBaker

    Piers – some of us recall how smug and condescending you were with Susan Boyle.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bigguy

    I just wanted to say that if the kids treat her like that it's most likely that one of or both of the parents are bullies or at least make fun of fat people or funny looking people or "different" people in front of the child. I am a large person also. I have been laughed at in public by children and pointed at and the parents in many cases laugh with the kids or just say kids will be kids or what do you expect. You can't just blame it on the kids. Parents need to take responsibility to teach their children that there are different types of people in this world and it is not acceptable to laugh or make fun of them. But it is not something new, it's been going on for MANY years. The media is just catching on because there are so many more fat and different people now.

    June 22, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. barbara sklar

    The Only in America segment is fuelling the myth that these stories can only happen in America. Case in point is Ms. Klein's story, which, unfortunately happens in many other countries, and that the person who initiated the fund, (and others who contributed to it), is a Canadian who lives in Toronto. Please complete the story in an honest way. Thank you.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Concerned

    These kids deserve sometime of severe punishment!!!
    In CA it would not be tolerated...
    Example:

    A Chula Vista middle school student whose spit sailed out a school bus window and into a nearby sunroof says the landing was inadvertent.

    The recipient of the saliva was so incensed by the act that he chased down the bus and pressed criminal charges.

    Michael Crowe, 12, was suspended for five days in January, kicked out of Eastlake Middle School and is now facing a criminal charge of battery recommended by the Chula Vista Police Department.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. VacanteUngaria.ro

    Just want to say your article is as astounding. The clarity to your put up is just spectacular and that i can think you are an expert in this subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to seize your RSS feed to stay up to date with impending post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

    June 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Store Is Real

    Authentic LV Outlet Store Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Store Is Real http://louisvuittonoutletb5.blogspot.com/2013/05/louis-vuitton-outlet-online-store-is.html

    May 18, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.