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Ga. woman arrested for spanking customer's child
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/2/13

Posted on 02/02/2013 12:59:32 PM PST by madprof98

WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. —

A dollar store employee has been arrested for simple battery after whipping a customer's child with a belt.

WMAZ-TV (http://on.wmaz.com/WGbiFw ) reports surveillance cameras inside a Wrightsville dollar store recorded an 8-year-old boy running around the store and eventually throwing a cookie jar at 39-year-old Emilia Graciela Bell.

Authorities say Bell took off her belt, chased the boy down and spanked him behind the counter.

The boy's father called police and Bell was taken into custody. Police said she was free on bond Friday.

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KEYWORDS: childabuse; discipline; spanking
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Fortunately, the comments are overwhelmingly in favor of the poor woman who had to suffer both the brat and the monster who sired him.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 12:59:40 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Bet the DA takes one look at this and says “No thanks”.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 1:03:28 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: madprof98

8 years old and acting like this - can’t wait to read about him when he hits 16.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: madprof98

Did he need a whipping? Sounds like he did.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 1:07:16 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: madprof98

When I was 8 years old, if I threw a glass jar at a female store patron - my father wouldn’t have called the police on the woman who spanked me. My father would have apologized to the woman, the clerk, the store manager, and then dealt with me at home.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 1:10:52 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: madprof98

The Boy’s father should also be arrested for his boys actions in his presence. That would be at a minimum of Destruction of property and bodily Assault on Bell.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 1:15:55 PM PST by Revel
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To: ronnyquest

yes, this kid had it coming but legally you just cannot hit someone else’s child for their misbehavior, even if they throw things at you. Parents today refuse to enforce consequences for misbehavior which is why we have a bunch of entitled youths such as the occupy wall street movement.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 1:18:34 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: madprof98

I thought it “took a village” to raise a kid, well i guess not when it comes to punishment...

Stupid hypocrite liberals...

The store employee was just doing the job the parent didn;t want to do...

Oh it so “takes a village” to raise a kid.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 1:19:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sioux-san
8 years old and acting like this - can’t wait to read about him when he hits 16.

The clerk will be giving him a hollow-point when he is 16.

9 posted on 02/02/2013 1:19:04 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: madprof98

While she was at it, Ms. Bell should have smacked the father too.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 1:20:18 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: madprof98

Comments at the site are overwhelmingly in favor of the clerk. Love what one of them said — years ago the father would have spanked the child as well, and when he got home so would the mother. That’s how most of us over 50 were raised — act up once and suffer the consequences, never to do it again.

I pity the kids today — no sense of right and wrong — and all of us who have to put up with their misbehaviors in public.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 1:20:18 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: madprof98

Listen people you are WRONG WRONG WRONG.

I am always having to tell people and so are other family lawyers: you never put your hands on a child that is not yours, I don’t care if you are the step-mother, step-father, paramour, caretaker. NO! ABSOLUTELY NOT!

As a former child abuse lawyer, it is frequently the third party that beats the child to death while the parent stands by. If this instance had been my child, I would have called the police too but I also may have grabbed by own belt and whacked the clark!

Now to you idiot parents, GET THIS LOUD AND CLEAR, KIDS HATE SHOPPING! Get a babysitter, leave them with grandma or here’s an idea: DON’T SHOP FOR ENTERTAINMENT! Get in, get your catsup or toothpaste and get out. You will save money and then take the 8 year olds to the movies, the skate park, or bowling. Sheesh. It’s not that hard people.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: madprof98
1.) Did the kid deserve the whipping? Yes.
2.) Is the father an idiot? Yes.
3.) Did the clerk have the right to whip the kid? No.

Best observation:

The clerk will be giving him a hollow-point when he is 16.

13 posted on 02/02/2013 1:25:50 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: madprof98

If she didn’t injure the boy, good for her. If that’s the case, I hope her politically correct enemies are punished.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 1:26:17 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yes. Back in the day when paddling was allowed in school — we not only suffered the paddle, but when we got home, we got another spanking. A couple of days of not being able to sit down effectively cured any and all bad behavior.

I say, once paddling was outlawed, spanking was deemed child abuse, and prayer was taken out of schools — that’s when our youth went all to hell.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 1:28:33 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: madprof98

The comments give me hope for us.

[And for all of you who say the state will arrest you if you spank your child. Think of this. The state will incarcerate for extended periods or execute your child when they reach the appropriate age if they violate the rules of the state. So that argument is moot.]

[Ms. Bell deserves a bronze metal for spanking this kid. Ms. Bell could have earned a silver metal had she belted the father next. A gold metal should never be awarded as result violence. I think it’s clear as mud that father and son are molded from the same thread and questionable who is raising who or the adult in the family. Free Ms. Bell.... ]

[She was arrested for showing this 8 year old he was wrong. In years to come those same police will arrest him for doing something bigger because he obviously has no manners. She spanked him with a belt not punched him. This is a fine line because I wouldn’t want anyone hitting my child but by the same token my kids knew I would have beat them unconscious had they cut up in a store.

One day that child will probably wish she was his mom. WTH allows their child to throw merchandise in a store or play in a store - it’s not a playground. It irks me to no end when I see parents allowing their kids to be unruly in stores and DISTURB MY PEACE!

Good for her. More of these kids need to be beat. Perhaps if they were they wouldn’t be so bad. We wouldn’t have some many school shootings, etc. ]

[HONEYLEE.............what happened to “It Takes A Village”? Well the VILLAGE is sick of the Trashy Village Idiots giving birth to and raising BRATS.]


16 posted on 02/02/2013 1:30:02 PM PST by GraceG
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To: madprof98

Guessing the father never got spanked or corrected as a child and thus he has no idea how to correct his child. People wonder why the youth are the way they are today.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 1:35:58 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: yldstrk

My mom used to leave me in the car when she went shopping, these days she would be arrested for child endangerment...

Damned if you, damned if you don’t


18 posted on 02/02/2013 1:36:38 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SkyPilot

“When I was 8 years old, if I threw a glass jar at a female store patron - my father wouldn’t have called the police on the woman who spanked me. My father would have apologized to the woman, the clerk, the store manager, and then dealt with me at home.”

When I was 8 years old, if I threw a glass jar at a female store patron - I wouldn’t have made 9!


19 posted on 02/02/2013 1:40:46 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: madprof98

Too bad she didn’t get a couple of pops off on that sorry excuse of a daddy. I wish her luck.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 1:50:40 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Black mothers discipline other kids on their blocks all of the time.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 1:55:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fatnotlazy

When I was about 6 years old, my mother and I were in the commissary in Nurnberg Germany when I decided to act an ass. My mother reached over to a young soldier and undid and whipped off his belt and proceeded to beat my ass in the store. When she was finished, she turned to the soldier to return his belt. He replied “no ma’am, you keep it!! I don’t want any of that!!” Needless to say that was the first and LAST time I acted up in the store!!!

Once is usually enough!


22 posted on 02/02/2013 2:36:21 PM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: madprof98; GeronL

BRAVO! The brat needed it. So did the parent.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 2:39:28 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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To: yldstrk

Amen on that one ! Even at 47 years old, I still hate shopping.

When my mom went shopping, I had to go to the various department stores (clothes) and I wanted to stay home and watch cartoons. We were at the LS Ayres store one time and went by the TV section and it was Cowboy Bob on Channel 4 and I went to the TV and sat down and my mom promptly yanked me out of the seat and said we had some clothes shopping to do, clothes for herself. Want to add, I was a little $h!t when we were out. I tore off the IBM tags (year 1973) off the merchandise, just was an overall pain in the @$$ !

On top of that, I really dislike Wal-Mart for the main reason, they make it difficult to go in, get your item, pay and leave when there are no people running the checkout counters and the junk they put in the aisles to make it difficult to move quickly through the store. Add insult to injury, the men oriented stuff is at the farthest part of the store from the doors. If I designed the store, I would put all the men items up front by the door and women stuff way in the back LOL.

> Now to you idiot parents, GET THIS LOUD AND CLEAR, KIDS HATE SHOPPING! Get a babysitter, leave them with grandma or here’s an idea: DON’T SHOP FOR ENTERTAINMENT! Get in, get your catsup or toothpaste and get out. You will save money and then take the 8 year olds to the movies, the skate park, or bowling. Sheesh. It’s not that hard people.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 2:47:12 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: madprof98

The clerk had no right to hit the kid. Period. No matter how big a brat the kid was. Unless it’s self-defense, which wasn’t this case, you simply can’t hit another parent’s kid. Those of you who are applauding the clerk, would be singing a different tune if it were your kid.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 2:49:24 PM PST by driftless2
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“Those of you who are applauding the clerk, would be singing a different tune if it were your kid.”

I’d like to think that the mindset of most people here at Free Republic would be not to tolerate this behavior and would beat their child with their own belt.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 2:53:30 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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To: madprof98
Not the clerk's place to do that. That's an in-house matter. If some strange man put his hands on my kids, I'd knock him out. If a woman did that, I'd handle things the legal way and make sure she's arrested and fired. I'd then handle matters at home appropriately.
27 posted on 02/02/2013 2:55:20 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: driftless2
The clerk had no right to hit the kid. Period. No matter how big a brat the kid was.

Yes, what she should have done was approach the kid in front of a bunch of his friends and tell them how he usually wets the bed and makes a stinkie in his pants.

28 posted on 02/02/2013 2:58:04 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: yldstrk
it is frequently the third party that beats the child to death while the parent stands by.

Mommy's new boyfriend. Not all are that way, but it happens more often than it should.

29 posted on 02/02/2013 2:59:54 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Leofl

My mother reached over to a young soldier and undid and whipped off his belt

_____________________

I am sure the young man was in shock.

Your mother must be a real firecracker.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 3:15:12 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: driftless2
The clerk had no right to hit the kid. Period. No matter how big a brat the kid was. Unless it’s self-defense, which wasn’t this case, you simply can’t hit another parent’s kid. Those of you who are applauding the clerk, would be singing a different tune if it were your kid.

When you're right, you're right, whether you're in the majority or not.

31 posted on 02/02/2013 3:26:32 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Leofl

I like your mom.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 3:37:05 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: driftless2

It appears that dear old dad had no control over the child. A good parent would have disciplined the child or left the premises. Seems to me the parent wasn’t doing his job. So the clerk had to.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 3:41:38 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: madprof98

If I acted up like this kid did....when I was 8....and this lady whupped me.....my parents would have made this lady a lifetime friend!


34 posted on 02/02/2013 3:41:52 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: fatnotlazy

Nobody has the right to hit another parent’s kid because they were bratty. Period.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 4:15:38 PM PST by driftless2
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To: madprof98

After looking at the video did the police charge the eight year old with assault? What penalty does the Father pay for not controlling his child? And truthfully the first thing that crossed my mind was, I wonder if this is another Dr. Spock parent?


36 posted on 02/02/2013 4:41:00 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: madprof98

I’ve actually done something similar on at least 2 occasions, and will do so again, if the situation demands it.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 4:49:10 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: yldstrk
I took off my belt and whipped a kid who stepped out into traffic and dared me to run over him..

How does that fit into your matrix?

38 posted on 02/02/2013 4:52:34 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: driftless2
Ok. I guess the clerk should have let the kid throw something else at her. What would it take — a concussion or worse? for some action to be taken.
39 posted on 02/02/2013 5:37:04 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Mastador1

” And truthfully the first thing that crossed my mind was, I wonder if this is another Dr. Spock parent?”

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My parents had neighbors whose son had disciplinary problems as a boy. Whenever he would misbehave, the father would want to spank him, but the mother would say, “Wait! We have to consult the book.” The book, of course, was the one by Dr. Spock.

Well, after being raised according to “the book,” the son became a juvenile delinquent. Dropped out of high school. In and out of trouble with the law. Even served time. Some years later, he did straighten out, get a decent job, married and had children of his own. But for a long time it was expected he would spend life in prison or get killed.

It was said that Dr. Spock revolutionized parenting and he did. Spock caused considerable damage to children raised under his permissive principles.


40 posted on 02/02/2013 5:54:01 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: elkfersupper

You are lucky you didn’t get arrested for your little temper tantrum. Wow, what a big guy whaling on a strange kid. Hope you felt real powerful. I would never trust you ever.


41 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:33 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
If this instance had been my child, I would have called the police too but I also may have grabbed by own belt and whacked the clark!

This is the same mindset that cannot distinguish between an 18-year-old who comes to high school with a pipe bomb and a 5-year-old who brings a broken toy gun to show-and-tell. It's the mindset of a LAWYER, of whom this country has way too many.

42 posted on 02/02/2013 7:35:03 PM PST by madprof98
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To: yldstrk
"You will save money and then take the 8 year olds to the movies, the skate park, or bowling. Sheesh. It’s not that hard people."

And thus explains a majority of youthful offends in jails across America!

43 posted on 02/02/2013 8:37:02 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: madprof98

yeah well, there are too many lawyers, there are also too many adults willing to attack children of all ages and there are too many professors who have boneheaded ideas.


44 posted on 02/02/2013 9:23:30 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: madprof98

the video shows him being struck 25 times by this depraved General Dollar employee and the charges have been increased to aggravated assault. The Dollar General better have their insurance paid up.


45 posted on 02/02/2013 9:29:24 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: fatnotlazy

So if your kid was acting up in a public area, you approve of some stranger beating him or her?


46 posted on 02/03/2013 4:32:29 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Well, my children wouldn’t be acting up for such a prolonged period of time as this one apparently was. And I would either discipline the child myself and if necessary, leave the store.

By the way, spanking is not a beating in spite of what liberal do-gooders have decreed.


47 posted on 02/03/2013 4:44:27 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
An adult hitting a child with a belt can considered beating. And you didn't answer my question.

Years ago I had a girl friend who had an exceptionally bratty son. He frequently deserved to get his rear spanked hard. But I never laid a hand on him even though he'd punch and kick his mother who never did anything to him. You simply can't touch other people's kids.

48 posted on 02/03/2013 5:11:08 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

“Years ago...”

So, did someone have to shoot him when he hit sixteen ?


49 posted on 02/03/2013 6:10:45 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: driftless2

I did answer your question. The situation wouldn’t have gone that far.

I guess you and I were raised differently. My parents would never have allowed us to be so uncontrollable.


50 posted on 02/03/2013 9:41:02 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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