Apparently the government wants a monopoly on discipline too.
A mother has been arrested for daring to discipline her kids by spanking. I would never spank my kids, but her reason was pretty justified. Her children had broken into a neighbors home.
You’d think spanking would be preferable to having them be arrested or assaulted by the homeowner, but apparently not. The children aren’t in any trouble with the law, but their mother is. The Blaze reports:
Schaquana Spears, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mother, was arrested Monday after reportedly spanking three of her children as punishment for breaking into a neighbor’s home.
The 30-year-old mother was jailed Monday evening on one charge of cruelty to juveniles, according to a probable cause affidavit from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained by ABC News Thursday. She has since been released.
The 13 year old and 10 year old told detectives they were whipped with an RCA cable and the 12 year old said he was whipped with a belt. The 13 year old also admitted to breaking into someone’s residence, the affidavit noted.
Detectives found the 13 year old “had lacerations to both his arms and linear marks on his leg, shoulder, back and stomach,” the 12 year old had “lacerations to his left arm that did break his skin” and the 10 year old had “a small scratch on his hand,” according to the affidavit.
A bit cruel of a punishment? I couldn’t help but wince, but I don’t think these children are going to be committing any more crimes anytime soon.