When I grew up I got spankings, or what they dramatically refer to now adays as corporal punishment. If I did something wrong, my mother told my father and when he got home I got the belt. The object was to teach me that for negative actions there are negative consequences. I learned my lesson, and I never did it again. While I don't remember too many of the talks I had with my parents about my wrong-doing, I do remember most the beatings that I was subjected to as a result, even though they were few and far between. Needless to say, they had an ever lasting impact. Of course I had friends who were never spanked, or beaten. But just about all of them ended up as "state property". In other words they were taught discipline by the correctional system instead of their parents. Some for as many as 10-20 years. The irony is that the very same people who oppose spankings are part of the same contingent who think nothing of sentencing these indisciplined children to death once they grow into adulthood, and in some cases long before. With that being said disciplining children should not be left up to the authorities. But as well meaning parents, and relatives we must know when enough is enough. I got beatings, and I got spankings but I was never abused, although the world would classify it as otherwise. I was never beaten until I was bloody, and I was never jumped by both of my parents when I did something wrong. Sometimes we must remember that children are just that, children.
SIDE BAR: What do these 3 psychos have to smile about?! This is not a photo shoot for Essence Magazine! They must be HIGH!
Illiysha McGhee, Janine McGhee, 39 and Moriyah McGhee, 32, are accused of attacking a 14-year-old girl in Deltona, Fla., and leaving her bloodied as a form of discipline for being suspended from school. The women are facing charges of child abuse for allegedly kicking and choking the teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off.
It is not known what the meeting was about, or what this child could have done to provoke such an agregious assault.
The vicious attack took place last Friday and when the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene of the disturbance, the unnamed child was hysterically crying and wearing only her bra and panties.
The relationships of the women to the child have not been released.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the women had gone to the child’s school to attend a meeting about her behavior. As soon as the meeting let out, the trio and child headed towards the school’s parking lot where the alleged beatings began. The women reportedly began slapping the child, pushing her against a car, grabbing her necklace and choking her.
When the women and child arrived home, the girl reportedly jumped out of the car and made a run for it and the women chased after her. The trio caught the girl and allegedly dragged her back to the house by the hood of her sweatshirt. The police report states that Janine stepped up to the child and challenged her to a fight but she refused. The attackers then reportedly told the teen to remove her clothing so that “she could feel the discipline.”
Now, this is child abuse!
Brandon Haught, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, said in his report about the case that “they then continuously kicked, punched and beat the victim with belts over her entire body until deputies arrived.”
When deputies entered the child’s household, they discovered two of the women still holding onto some belts and breathing heavily. Although investigators say that the eldest McGhee was involved in the beatings, she was not present at the home when deputies responded.
Meanwhile, the teen was treated at a hospital for multiple cuts and welts and was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.
I can almost guarantee that this is not the first time this has happened. This is just the first time somebody found out that it happened.