Lawyer Trixie Cruz Angeles chastised CHR’s Chito Gascon on Facebook following his statement against netizens who shared and bashed Ateneo kid in viral video.
Angeles said Gascon’s statement sends a wrong signal to the victim giving the victim the impression that institutions are moving to protect the pint sized criminal.
In addition, Gascon’s idea of news blackout favors the bully because bullying thrives in secrecy, protected by threats of further pain and humiliation.
In other words, showing compassion to the bully as how Gascon argued simply emboldens the bully, Angeles remarked.
Angeles ended the post telling Gascon to let the law deal with the bully kid. And when the injured have been healed, compensated and protected and when the bully has finished his therapy, then that’s the time to talk about compassion.
You may read the full post of Angeles below.
Chito Gascon issued a statement against the online hate heaped on the Ateneo Bully. Eto problema, the victims can see that. They can see how institutions are moving to protect the pint sized criminal. They see all this “concern” for the perpetrator, and while it is true the law protects that kid– think for a moment how this affects future victims.
Bullying, like any other offense thrives in secrecy, protected by threats of further pain and humiliation.
I’m not saying we throw the kid to the mob. We agree with not naming him, and with blurring his face in the videos, but to actually and openly ask for compassion from the public now, without an explanation yet for his aggression and viciousness, is pretty close to saying, “whats a little bloodshed in junior high?” or worse, “boys will be boys.”
Let the law deal with him. And when the injured have been healed, compensated, and protected, and when the bully is in therapy and put in a place where he can’t hurt any one else, THEN we can talk compassion.