Friday, June 17, 2011

Spanking Now Illegal?

Judge has harsh words for Mom before sentencing her for spanking her kid 

A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child, before sentencing her to probation.

"You don't spank children today," said Judge Jose Longoria. "In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children."

Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a "pretty simple, straightforward spanking case." They noted she didn't use a belt or leave any bruises, just some red marks.

As part of the plea deal, Gonzales will serve five years probation, during which tiume she'll have to take parenting classes, follow CPS guidelines, and make a $50 payment to the Children's Advocacy Center.

She was arrested back in December after the child's paternal grandmother noticed red marks on the child's rear end. The grandmother took the girl, who was two years-old at the time, to the hospital to be checked out.

Gonzales doesn't have custody of the child or her other two children. She is trying to get them back, but until CPS feels she is ready the kids are living with their paternal grandmother.

2 comments:

  1. No comments to this??? What is wrong with the world!!! Not that spanking is always the answer, but 5 years probation for parenting your own child??? I gues. If they can tell us not to do that, perhaps calling us irresponsible for not using birth control is next? no more than 2 children per family? Red marks,not bruises!

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  2. She pleaded guilty to injuring the child, that's not "parenting"

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