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On Monday, a graphic video of a violent beating that left a 13-year-old with a broken arm and two black eyes was released. The scene, captured on a school bus security camera, left many wondering why the bus driver didn’t intervene in what seemed to be a brutal case of bullying. Piers Morgan invited the man that was driving the bus, John Moody, on air for a live interview to tell his side of the story.
“It's been policy that bus drivers do not jump in the middle of a fight. And me jumping in the middle of that fight with three boys would have been dangerous for other students on the bus as well as myself,” Moody explained.
Despite acknowledging, even retrospectively, that he made the right decision by radioing in to dispatchers and not moving a child that could have suffered serious injuries, Moody was deeply impacted on a personal level by the violence that took place under his watch:
“I took it personal. I had many sleepless nights, I had nightmares, couldn't sleep, it was terrible. Looking at that, it was like I was looking at a bad dream.”
Ariel Castro’s “house of horror” is set to be torn down Wednesday as a stipulation of the plea deal that protected Castro from the death penalty. Psychiatrist Frank Ochberg, who testified as an expert witness during the Castro trial, joined “Piers Morgan Live” on Monday to discuss the psychological significance of demolishing Castro’s home.
“I think it's a good move,” Dr. Ochberg said. “The neighbors are going to appreciate it. Whatever is done is going to be done there with taste. It's going to add value. It's going to take away a symbol and a reminder of something that we really want to forget.”
But nothing was more liberating for kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight than giving a statement in court, both to the public and to her captor.
“She was flanked by women who were twice as large as she is physically. But she was as big as all outdoors. I found myself applauding spontaneously. I don't know if it was right to do that as a psychiatrist, a doctor in a courtroom. But it was electrifying ... From being treated less than a human being in so many ways, to asserting humanity, dignity.”