Actors Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown vow to break the cycle of child abuse by never resorting to corporal punishment to discipline their 2 sons.
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A lawsuit filed in Chicago alleges that a 9-year-old boy was viciously beaten with 2 belts by his fourth grade teacher's friend. Corporal punishment in public schools ended in the 1980s.
A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms warnings from child behavioral experts that spanking children causes more harm than good.
An explosive allegation from Tyrese Gibson's ex-girlfriend claims the "Chocolate Ty" singer whipped their daughter while the child begged for mercy.
A Pensacola (Fla) woman will not be charged for viciously paddling a middle school age boy in a restaurant parking lot.
A concerned citizen caught the paddling on her cell phone and uploaded the video to social media. The video quickly garnered over 70,000 views from outraged parents.
3-year-old Ethan Ali never stood a chance against his aunt who beat him unmercifully with a belt until he died.
A Florida father demonstrated the proper way to beat his child -- legally. The unnamed dad wanted to beat his 12-year-old daughter for fighting with her sister. But he feared the assault would land him behind bars for child abuse. So he called the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office to oversee the child abuse.
The Cobb County Police Department is investigating a serious case of child abuse involving NBA star Dwight Howard.
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Houston authorities early Saturday morning. On Friday a grand jury indicted Peterson on charges of whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Peterson, 29, was booked into jail at 1 a.m. Saturday and released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bond. Houston police released this mugshot of an arrogant Peterson smiling as if he didn't have a care in the world.
Three adults have been arrested and charged with whipping an 11-year-old boy and posting a video of the vicious beating on Facebook.
The boy's mother, Demitria Latrion Powell, 28, his godmother, Uteas Michelle Taylor, 42, and Stefon Tirrell Felton, the godmother’s 40-year-old boyfriend, were charged Tuesday with third degree child abuse, conspiracy to commit child abuse, and child abuse committed in the presence of another child, CBS Detroit reports.
A Washington woman was sentenced to over 30 years in prison for the systematic torture of her 13-year-old brother-in-law, the NY Daily News reports.
Police arrested Brandon Gunn, 27, and Viviana Gunn, 34, after the boy was found sleeping on a park bench. The boy's harrowing tale of torture and abuse led police to seek a search warrant of the Gunn's Kitsap County home west of Seattle.
Sheriff's deputies discovered blood stains on a door and walls that were consistent with the boy being whipped with an electric cord and beaten with a bat and metal bar.
It's shameful what people will do for 15 minutes of Internet fame. Loyal reader Jeniefrumdabloc was so concerned over the violence depicted in this video that she sent me the link. "This is awful Auntie," she wrote in her email. The video shows a mother fighting with her son after a shopper accused the boy of stealing grapes. But after viewing the video for a minute or so, it became apparent that the action in the video was totally staged. The mother's reaction to the grape stealing is over-the-top and comical.
Beyonce's little sister, Solange Knowles, stopped by Hot 97 to promote her new compilation album on Angie Martinez's show on Wednesday.
Solange recalled pulling the "Knowles card" on a bully in the 7th grade around the time Beyonce's song “No, No, No” was a hit.
"I used the [Knowles] card because there was this one kid, he was so obnoxious," said Solange. "He was constantly kinda bullying, doing the most... called my mom the B-word. This kid was just out of control. I wrote petitions to get this kid [thrown] out of school. His name was Brandon. I said, 'my sister is coming here and you're gonna be really surprised who she is.' [Beyonce and Kelly Rowland] pulled up, and I will never forget the face he made. They were coming to beat him up, but it was Destiny’s Child coming to beat him up,” she said.
North Korean man-child Kim Jung Un had his ex-girlfriend and 11 female performers arrested for violating pornography laws nine days ago. Their punishment? Death by firing squad.
Hyon Song-wol, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was arrested on August 17 along with 11 other popular North Korean performers, UK's The Telegraph reports. All 12 women were executed by machine gun fire 3 days later.
An expert on North Korean foreign affairs theorizes that Hyon was executed because Jung-Un's current wife was jealous of her.
A North Carolina woman is accused of instructing her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay" out of his 15-year-old brother.
Mary Gowans, of Whiteville, NC, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after police were called to her home to investigate a disturbance.
According to the police report, the 15-year-old told police his mother forced him to strip down to his underwear, then she instructed his 12-year-old brother to beat him with a belt repeatedly. The older boy said he was not allowed to fight back, according to CBS affiliate WNEM.com.
The police report documented a large abrasion on the teenager's back.
Police in Newark, NJ have arrested three people they say are responsible for the horrific belt beating of a man that was caught on tape. Police announced the arrests on Tuesday (Feb. 12) after a viral video showed the suspects forcing the victim to strip naked, then beating him with a belt.
A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the beating. The cameraman and another person was also charged, WTVR.com reports.