This judge needs to be smacked.
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 time 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.
Here’s the contact information for this idiot:
José Longoria (D)
State District Judge (Nueces)
Entered Office: 01-01-2001
Term Ends: 12-31-2012
Home Town: Corpus Christi
Contact and Phone Numbers
901 Leopard, Room 902
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Fax: (361) 888-3671
Contact via Email
“You don’t spank children??” Scuse me, but lack of any discipline is why a lot of kids end up in gangs, in prison, and dead. What’s scary is that morons like Longoria are in a position to hand down tyrannical rulings like this, which infringe on the rights of parents to raise their own children. There’s a big difference between child abuse and the ‘straightforward spanking’ described by the prosecutors, which brings me to another point: What in the hell were they thinking when they decided to bring this to court?
The judgement of Longoria and the prosecutors is not well calibrated. This kind of intrusion into the American family is indicative of a government run amok.
My mom, who was a 5’2″ Scots-Irish-German-Cherokee firecracker, would have told Longoria: “If you want to raise my kids, be my guest. Feed them, clothe them, and when they misbehave, mete out whatever “punishment” you see fit. For all seven of them.”