Poster boy for ‘smacking’
Dad jailed for 'old fashioned discipline' on child
A Timaru man who used "old-fashioned discipline" on his children has been sent to prison for nine months for his fourth assault on them.
John Harry Lagataua, 45, received a second cumulative sentence of five months for assaulting his former partner in a separate incident. Timaru District Court heard that the storeman had assaulted one child three times, and been convicted of assault on another sibling. In the latest incident, the child was having a tantrum so Lagataua put him into "time out". When the child failed to calm down, Lagataua leant over and pinched the child around the neck, lifting him off the floor slightly, the court heard. The child screamed and was left with a small abrasion and minor bruising to his neck, according to evidence presented.
Where my pro smacking knuckle draggers at? They in the house? Can I get a scream about the politically correct stormtroopers of Nanny State attacking family values? Where is the foamy braying from them that a good old fashioned Dad is being jailed for ‘disciplining’ his child, because that’s what these fucking morons were screaming over the repeal of section 59 wasn’t it folks? Because once upon a time this old fashioned Dad would’ve been let off because under section 59 adults could defend themselves from a charge of assault if they claimed it was for discipline purposes, that in itself is a legal anomaly, how can the Court protect someone who assaults a child? Well here is your poster boy conservative NZ, where is the howling for his freedom? He only picked his child up by the neck and bashed mum, come on, where are the pro-abuse lobby to tell us how the law should be reversed so this guy can abuse his kids legally?
Time to admit maybe NZ that the Nanny State thing is a bullshit myth and that perhaps a lot of NZers jumped to a conclusion over the repeal of section 59, or do you wanna let this guy walk free?