Monday, November 7, 2011 1:57:28 PM
Also, I would like to point out that you aren't INJURING the person with a belt. When you BEAT someone you don`t do it with a soft piece of leather. If he was an abuser he would have used his fists.
Monday, November 7, 2011 1:54:45 PM
I agree the stuff in the video was excessive, but not child abuse. It was taken out of context, and she clearly had alternative motives. She wasn't a hopeless child, she was 16! She had the wherewithal to set up a camera, knowingly plan to blackmail her father, and did not report him to the authorities.
I`ve suffered harsh punishment from my parents, but I know they love me. I`m sure she knows her father loves her as well.
Monday, November 7, 2011 1:22:48 PM
"Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams likely would have been charged with causing injury to a child or other assault-related offenses for the 2004 beating of his then-16-year-old daughter, but the five-year statutes of limitations expired, Rockport Police Chief Tim Jayroe said.
"We believe that there was a criminal offense involved and that there was substantial evidence to indicate that and under normal circumstances ... a charge could have been made," Jayroe said. He said the district attorney determined he couldn't bring charges, and that police would discuss the case with federal prosecutors even though he doesn`t believe federal charges would apply."
So there ya go: the police chief believes that a criminal offense was committed. If you discipline ("correct") your children in a similar manner, you are most likely committing a crime. Wouldn`t it be ironic if you got arrested for child abuse, and your fellow inmates felt the