SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  A video of a teenager attacked was posted on Facebook, and the teen’s mother is saying that the authorities are not doing anything about it.

He was beaten and taunted by a crowd, and then had his bike stolen.  And it was all posted on Facebook.

“I can’t really talk about it without being in tears at this point.  I don’t know how to explain the feeling; kind of a helpless feeling,” says Suzanne, the teenager’s mother.

Suzanne says her 15-year-old son was lured to a playground by a girl he recently rejected.  He agreed to chat with her, but arrived to find a crowd of 25 to 30 teens, including a couple of adults. 

In the first video, the teen is slapped and then cornered and taunted for at least five minutes, then challenged to a fight.  At one point, he offers his attackers cash to leave him alone.  Moments later, he says he was forced to fight, and it’s captured in a second video.

His mother is furious about the attack, and frustrated by the response she says she got from law enforcement.

“I’ll be honest with you, he said, we have budget cuts and the DA doesn’t want to see cases like this,” says Suzanne.

But, a spokesman for the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department insists the incident will be investigated.  But at this point, it’s just a misdemeanor, because no injuries were reported and it was an isolated incident.

“Unless it’s an ongoing incident, with multiple occurrences, then it doesn’t rise to the level of bullying,” explains Sgt. Tim Curran, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

Comments (154)
  1. LC says:

    The thug should go to jail.

  2. Jay says:

    This is BS, so lets not possibly stop these kids from going further next time, that is assault and battery, add in luring the victim for others to commit the assault, come on wake up already… I am going to guess in the next few months these kids will kill someone then the city, county, state will be sued because no one did anything to stop or try to stop these kids from doing this…

    1. Mary says:

      JAY – You are completely correct. And, I am guessing the same thing. I have been told that this Kid and these adults have done this to several others. This kid had a history of this type of thing and the victims are in fear of reporting it due to threats that are made. Someone has to stop him and the kids and adults that follow him before someone is killed! Wondering what is being done with the Girl who lured him to the assault and the kid that taped and posted this to facebook – thats harrasment andbullying..the other is assault and luring victim for others to commit assault and there were adults there that harrassed – threatened and then watched while it happened. They should ALL be brought to Justice. The budget cuts are just another excuse for something that they shrug off on a daily basis until someone is killed! Where is the “Serve and Protect” at????

      1. Mary says:

        Oh yeah..and what about “false imprisonment” I think they call it…Holding him against his will.. In the video you see the adults and the attacker both hold the wheel of his bike several times as he tries to leave.

  3. Helen says:

    What is the world coming to. Ofcourse something needs to be done to prosecute these hooligans. This is disgusting. No one should have to fear any other child. They are not only disgusting ,but a bunch of cowards to attack one child. That girl should also be prosecuted for luring her VICTIM to be brutalized. Come on LAW AND ORDER, do something about it. None of us should be living under fear.

  4. Animal says:

    Its about time Neil got what he deserved.
    The kid’s a bully, he’s been kicked out of 3 schools and back talks everyone.
    What else was that poor girl supposed to do after he got to her on New Years.

    1. The Real Story says:

      ANIMAL – Just more ignorance to add to this situation! You should get your facts straight. Neil has not been kicked out of any schools. And Im not sure what you are implying about New Years but..another instance that you should get your facts straight. If her father didn’t let boys and girls come over to her house regularly without any supervision, that would take care of many situations that this girl has been in. Comments such as these are obviously coming from friends of the attacker – bullier- whatever you want to call him. And are a waste of time to even read. Something to think about would be..that even if you had your facts straight..they have absolutely nothing to do with what happened.

  5. Shari says:

    It doesn’t surprise me….The Sacramento County Sherriffs Dept. Is a very big disapointment to me since I moved back here 7 years ago. They will do nothing….But I bet if it was one of there own it would be a different story.

  6. KnowledgeIsPower says:

    It’s such a positive sign we have an abundance of animal abuse groups actively working to protect animals in our community as well as laws to legally enforce abuse but absolutely shameful we have nothing to protect humans from daily bullying, from Neil’s case to full fledged gang stalking. This case, as appalling as it is, turns out to be the tip of the iceberg.

    This is just one example taking place everyday for the rest of the lives of these people and it happens to many in our community.

    Here’s an interesting case as it’s the first I’m aware of that police took a proactive role, perhaps because some of them were being targeted yet strangely, the gangstalking aspect has been left out of most articles. Why?

    If the authorities won’t take on cases that go on everyday and literally destroy people’s lives, driving them to desperate acts we’ve been watching on the news for years, (many of the crazy car chases, college shootings, people going postal) then it’s no surprise they’ll turn a blind eye to bullying in this form.

    They have the same response whether it’s a high school bullying case or a full fledged life long stalking case. They all produce the same response, apathy.

    Their choice not to prosecute is the same as condoning it. According to the law, it carries equal guilt in many state and federal statutes. For example, if I ride in the car with someone who commits a crime, I’m as guilty as the perpetrator of the crime. Isn’t that equivalent to knowing of a crime and not prosecuting it?

    It seems, we as a community have few choices. Ignoring it allows it to grow which has been the way it’s been dealt with. Push for legislation. It doesn’t seem the best as laws are only as good as the desire to enforce them. Working with the current state of enforcement or lack thereof, perhaps we need to form anti bullying groups that bully the bullies to extinction with their own techniques since the state is saying bullying and cause stalking is acceptable.

  7. kross says:

    Welcome to the era of “budget cuts”. An individual in law enforcement advised me to purchase a gun because the time is quickly coming when we won’t be able to depend on the authorities to protect us or our children.

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