Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

World Headlines

CASEY v. RITCHARD: Australian Bully Update
Posted by Amy Oppenheim on Mar 20, 2011 - 11:50:38 PM

AUSTRALIA—An Australian high school student has become an internet sensation after being caught on film fighting back against a bully and body slamming him into the ground.


Casey Heynes
In the video, 16-year-old Casey Heynes is punched in the face several times by a younger and smaller boy named Ritchard. After several seconds of being hit, Heynes body slams his harasser into the ground, causing Ritchard to limp away off camera.


Both boys attend Chifley College, Dunheved Campus at North St. Mary's, and were suspended for four days following the altercation. The fight went viral shortly after being posted online, and has caused a surge of approval for Australia’s new “hero,” according to YouTube. Additionally, the Facebook page, “Casey Heynes ”“ Public Figure,” was created and has generated over 97,000 “likes” and thousands of posts.


One of the numerous responses to this video includes a Taiwanese animation titled “Casey the Punisher,” which glorifies Heynes’s decision to fight back against his bully.


The New South Wales Department of Education and Training has released information regarding the alleged bully’s injury following the on-camera fight, which was a fractured knee. There is also an investigation into whether or not either of the boys will face criminal charges for this fight.


The video has since caused an even larger surge of reactions, as both boys’ families have attempted to censor the video by working with YouTube and other broadcasting websites to remove it from the Internet.


This is not the first video recorded of Heynes being attacked, but is the first and only video of him fighting back, which has caused the incident to make international headlines.


Read the transcript of the video below for the details of what transpired.


CASEY v. RITCHARD fight video transcript:

Ritchard: I heard you were talking sh*t.


Casey: Huh?


Ritchard: Heard ya been talkin' sh*t.


Casey: I wasn't even talking to ya.


Ritchard punches Casey in the face.


Onlooker: He's laughin' at ya!


Ritchard tries to land another face punch. Casey deflects it. Ritchard punches Casey a few times in the gut, and dances around while laughing.


Camera Boy: Go, Ritchard, go. This is gettin' sad, brah. Hey guys, just keep recordin', keep recordin'. [Girl walks up in background] Look at that, who's that in the background?


Onlooker 2: F*ck off, ya fat c*nt.


Casey grabs and then body slams Ritchard.


Camera Boy: Oh sh*t ...


Onlooker 2 to Casey: F*ck you ... (indecipherable cursing)


Casey walks away.


Girl to Onlooker 2: I think you better back off and leave him because he's going to do that to you ...


Ritchard limps around.


Onlookers to Ritchard: You all right?



Watch the video here:


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.