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Judge Orders public spankings for B&E of school (1900)
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Judge Orders public spankings for B&E of school (1900)
Came across this article.

Quote:UNITED STATES
School CP - October 1900

Daily Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona, 6 October 1900, p.4
A Public Spanking.
Parents of Unruly Youngsters Notified That They Must Administer Punishment for Misdeeds.

There will be a public spanking exhibition in Parkview, a suburb of Newark, N.J, in a day or two or else several school children will be arrested on a charge of breaking and entering the school building.

They were caught Tuesday in the act of wrecking the kindergarten department of the school. Books and maps were torn, ink spilled and desks overturned. Four of the youngsters were captured. School Commissioner John J. Quinn decided that the time had come to give Parkview a lesson. He has therefore served notice on the parents of the guilty children that they must bring their offspring before the school board and administer before the public assembled as severe a spanking as the offense demands.

There's a shot of the press clipping here: http://www.corpun.com/uss90010.htm#25345
10-02-2014 11:09 PM
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Very interesting. Can you even begin to imagine such a thing happening now? I'm not sure I'm in complete agreement with the public being invited to witness such an event, but I would certainly be all in favor of a judge ordering a good spanking for young offenders in place of a costly stint in juvenile hall - which in many instances is simply a training ground for future adult criminals. In this particular case, it would also be appropriate that the offenders be required to help clean and repair the mess and damage they made.

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That says it is a school commissioner not a judge. I don't think he can even do that without getting himself in trouble too. I think he should get fired for even suggesting it. If the parents have let their kids get that bad then spanking them in public is just going to make them mad and behave worse. I think this guy is a pervert myself.

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10-03-2014 10:03 AM
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Remember this was back in the year 1900. Things are very different. Also he gave the parents a choice (sort of) a spanking or bringing in the police. I'm not arguing that a public spanking is right, I'm just pointing out the era was very different then today.
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I missed that that was in 1900. Things were different then.

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10-03-2014 11:31 AM
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I do not think this is a bad thing, but I would be inclined to making it a non-public spanking. But of course, as Mike said it would be hard for many to accept this today. That would be so even if it was conducted in private.

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10-04-2014 07:14 PM
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I agree the spankings should be given in private.

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10-10-2014 11:42 AM
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I would agree. 1900 was obviously a very different time though, and it's hard to put ourselves in that place.

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I doubt that it was a bare bottom spanking. That makes all the difference.

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RE: Judge Orders public spankings for B&E of school (1900)
When I was growing up public spankings were not that uncommon. Of course they were given over clothing. However from first hand experience they were just as humiliating. The first time I saw a bare bottom spanking was in grade eight. A six year old was spanked with his pants down by an older boy at school. This however was not an official punishment but as I remember those who saw the spanking did not complain about it as we were all in agreement he deserved it! When I spanked in the group home I spanked over clothing if other kids were around.

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