(Georgia 4-H’er Olivia Forrest recently won first place in the high school division of the University of Georgia Safe and Welcoming Schools project’s first Bullying Prevention Essay Contest. For her accomplishment, Forrest was awarded a $25 Amazon gift card. The following is her winning essay.)In manufacturing, there is a department called “quality control.” Their job is to examine parts and determine if the part was made correctly. If the part was not made correctly, it is rejected. Sometimes they work with the part to correct the flaws. Sometimes they throw it in the scrap heap. I was a rejected part due to my flaws. Most schools tossed me in the scrap heap. By the time I was 10 years old, I had attended eight schools. Students would do things to me to get a response, then deny it. My parents had no other options but to move until Doug Clark stepped in.Doug Clark was the principal at Belwood Elementary School in Calhoun, Georgia. He read my history and said, “I will take her.” He worked with me, my teachers and the school counselor to ensure my success. It was not a perfect school year. However, it was a successful school year. I completed the fifth grade.Middle school was very difficult for me. People provoked me to get a reaction. No one would believe my side of the story because I was an anomaly due to my temper. But Doug Clark said he had a place for me when he was hired to be the principal at Gordon Central High School in Calhoun.I was then home-schooled in order to be free from the bullying. Then I returned to public school because I knew that Doug Clark would be there for me.
Nelson Jimenez, 31, launched his attack in front of a crowd of bystanders who had gathered on a sidewalk near 183rd Street and Davidson Avenue in University Heights to watch the arrest of 27-year-old robbery suspect Yoemdy Castro, law enforcement sources said.In the footage, you can see the officer standing over the suspect who is lying face down on the pavement being cuffed by another officer. Suddenly Jimenez who is pacing around in the background can be seen striking the standing officer in the side of the head knocking his hat off. The officer who was struck immediately turns around and fires his Taser, but it’s unclear if it struck Jimenez.Jimenez then runs away, with the cop close behind, the video shows.Spectators can be heard cheering on the suspect, imploring the suspect to “run.”Officers later caught and arrested Jimenez in a nearby bodega, law enforcement sources said. Charges against him are pending.A second cop who responded to the fracas was also punched in the head in an off-camera incident, according to sources.The suspect in that assault, Brandee Isom, 25, was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration, sources said. Amid the death and disease in New York, an NYPD police officer helping another cop during an arrest in the Bronx Tuesday is suddenly sucker-punched by a man wearing a protective mask who was standing behind him and it is all caught on cell phone video.NYC people are dying, and suffering as COVID-19 plagues thousands but the same scumbags continue to roam the streets of NYC and attack NYPD cops. Sadly the wrong people are suffering. Welcome to DeBlasios NYC pic.twitter.com/St6UoXV9wZ— SBA (@SBANYPD) April 8, 2020