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Americano condenado a segurar cartaz 'eu sou um bully'

Atualizado em  18 de abril, 2014 - 06:45 (Brasília) 09:45 GMT

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This man is not enjoying the sun. He’s here as a punishment.

Edmond Aviv was ordered by a US judge to hold a sign saying he was a bully. Aviv was convicted of harassing his neighbour and her disabled children.

He was also sentenced to two weeks in jail and community service.

Aviv claims the judge has ruined his life. But he didn't respond when asked if he was sorry.


Transcrição em português

Este homem não está aproveitando o sol. Ele está aqui como forma de punição.

Edmond Aviv foi ordenado por um juiz dos Estados Unidos a segurar um cartaz dizendo que era um bully.

Aviv foi condenado por intimidar sua vizinha e seus filhos deficientes.

Ele também foi condenado a duas semanas de prisão e serviços comunitários.

Aviv diz que o juiz arruinou sua vida. Mas não respondeu quando perguntado se estava arrependido.


Vocabulary

bully - person who frightens or hurts smaller or weaker people

harassing - behaving in a way that upsets and annoys people

disabled - not having one or more of the physical or mental abilities that most people have

sentenced - given a punishment by a judge

ruined - destroyed



Exercise


bully / harassing / disabled / sentenced / ruined

1. Walker was __________ to life in prison for the 1999 shooting of a 23-year-old man. Walker said he did not mean to kill the man but fired three shots in warning because the man had been bullying him.

2. Correspondents say Muzychko acquired notoriety in Ukraine after he was filmed brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle at a town hall session in western Ukraine, and then __________ a local prosecutor. After that, in February, the Ukrainian interior minister condemned his behaviour and promised to investigate.

3. The scheme was created by Abs Dumbuya, who contracted polio as a young man in Sierra Leone, left to study in the UK and then returned to create opportunities for __________ young people, through his organisation, the Dorothy Springer Trust.

4. The governor also denied suggestions that he had used political intimidation in the run-up to his overwhelming re-election victory in November. "I am not a __________," he said.

5. "These people are dangerous they have __________ my life and kept me away from my children. Each should be punished for their wrongdoings."


Answers

Source: Accidentally freed Florida murderers recaptured
http://bbc.in/1qCVlAy

2. Correspondents say Muzychko acquired notoriety in Ukraine after he was filmed brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle at a town hall session in western Ukraine, and then harassing a local prosecutor. After that, in February, the Ukrainian interior minister condemned his behaviour and promised to investigate.

Source: Ukraine far-right leader Muzychko dies 'in police raid'
http://bbc.in/1m63F9X

3. The scheme was created by Abs Dumbuya, who contracted polio as a young man in Sierra Leone, left to study in the UK and then returned to create opportunities for disabled young people, through his organisation, the Dorothy Springer Trust.

Source: Can disabled police officers change Sierra Leone?
http://bbc.in/1il383f

4. The governor also denied suggestions that he had used political intimidation in the run-up to his overwhelming re-election victory in November. "I am not a bully," he said.

Source: Chris Christie 'humiliated' by bridge-gridlock scandal
http://bbc.in/1ksMIXc

5. "These people are dangerous they have ruined my life and kept me away from my children. Each should be punished for their wrongdoings."

Source: Three guilty of abuse of 'enslaved' woman in London
http://bbc.in/1eJulrJ

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