Monday, May 16, 2005

Yep. You Bet.

His 14 year old son gets in trouble at school.

He beats him with a belt so viciously that the kid requires a trip to the ER.

He claims this is "proper discipline."

The state is trying to decide whether or not to charge him with assault.

I'm trying to decide what century we live in.

Malone said what happened was a "parental intervention" after his son had a discipline problem at school.

"Our children cannot be expected to act in a disrespectful way to teachers and other individuals in positions of authority," he said in a prepared statement. "Proper discipline is an important and necessary component of good parenting."

(Via DED Space:

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

That is scarry. It reminds me of how things were when I was a kid, back in the olden days when women, children, and people of color had no rights. You don't like your child's attitude beat the crap out of him, you don't like your wife's new independence, slap her around a bit, and by all means those people of color should never be given the rights of a white man. So, what does this all mean. We are going back instead of moving forward. It's really sad because we aren't even sitting stagnant, which is a far better cry than the way things were in the "good ole days." I am opposed to spanking, scolding, yelling, or giving the silent treatment to any child. It amazes me how easy it is to reason with children, and if they are still to young to understand that the bowl on the table is full of hot beans, duh! Move the beans don't beat the kid. How can it even be a question of abuse, the boy was hit, marks were left, and an emergency room physican had to see him. But then, we are living in a society where right wing war-mongerering men run our government.