Re: Forget the kiddies
"I thought it was *PERFECT* and a *SOLID* example of how you deal with bullying"
I sincerely hope that you are not involved in any way in dealing with children or young people!!
Of course bullying is a terrible thing and needs to be dealt with robustly, but your proposed solution is ill-informed, unlikely to succeed and frankly barbaric.
The image of the bully as an empowered sadist does not reflect reality in my experience (primary school governor for 20 years). More often than not the bully is him/herself being bullied or abused at home. (Go on a local authority safeguarding training course if you want to hear some truly horrific case studies.)
All they will learn from your approach is how to become even more violent and will likely end up as an adult doing someone some serious harm. A more nuanced approach will still protect the victim but also may be able to turn the bully around from the path they have taken.
I look forward to all the well-informed, courteous and adult and response to this post...