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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I think the kid was doing this and acting like a moron for a while...I feel sorry for the guy..he probably just had enough...
    So that makes assault ok?

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    I don't feel it was assault....he shouldn't have done this..I am sure he knows this..but no not assault..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I don't feel it was assault....he shouldn't have done this..I am sure he knows this..but no not assault..
    How would you feel if your partner slapped you across the face because you were doing something he didn't like? Your mother? Father? Friends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I don't feel it was assault....he shouldn't have done this..I am sure he knows this..but no not assault..
    So what do you consider assault?

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    Default Fined for 'smacking'

    The article mentions nothing about smacking so I fear the title of this thread is a little sensationalised, so I will edit it.

    The man was charged with common assault so clearly not smacking, disciplinary, swiping, whatever way you want to spin it.

    Constant knock and run by a couple of kids, annoying? Yes! But certainly not worthy of being assaulted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    And I agree he got off lightly. I can't imagine a child being hit in the face multiple times by an adult being anything but a violent assault.
    THIS! I'm horrified the police were 'reluctant' to charge him.

    If he'd slapped the childs mother multiple times he'd be in huge trouble.

    As for the nay-sayer on the article, the man pleaded guilty to the charge.

    I'm really disturbed someone doesn't think this is assault and is okay. I really hope you don't slap your child in the face (or other peoples children) as discipline!

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    He lost his temper and attacked a child. It seems reasonable that he was charged.

    I understand he was aggravated by kids knocking and ringing his door bell, but you can't resort to assaulting children to resolve it.

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    Default Fined for 'swiping' someone else's child

    Quote Originally Posted by lolly137 View Post
    Did anyone see this comment that is under the article:

    Family friend Posted at 7:23 PM August 16, 2012
    In fact, Derek didn't actually slap the child - the kid blurted that out when approaching his mum, obviously to avoid getting in trouble for ringing the doorbell. The whole case is completely ridiculous - particularly because police resources are being wasted on pandering to this mother's over-the-top demands. In any other suburb or situation, the case would never have been taken to court. Furthermore, Derek was advised to plead guilty to get a spent sentence as opposed to the possibility of a harsh penalty. Now we have a man who's reputation has been tarnished, a kid who's learnt nothing about right and wrong and a mother who thinks the legal system revolves around her

    Does this change your opinion?


    I don't believe it at all. A grown man wouldn't plead guilty to hitting a child if he didn't do it.

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    Default Fined for 'swiping' someone else's child

    Quote Originally Posted by DQ View Post
    The article mentions nothing about smacking so I fear the title of this thread is a little sensationalised, so I will edit it.

    The man was charged with common assault so clearly not smacking, disciplinary, swiping, whatever way you want to spin it.

    Constant knock and run by a couple of kids, annoying? Yes! But certainly not worthy of being assaulted
    I didn't post the article someone else did. I didnt mean to sensationalise... I heard about the case from tv and that was the language they used.! Geesh!

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    The incident should never have happened in the first instance. Why was an 8 yr old boy left to roam the neighbourhood? Where was the parents? This mother was lucky that nothing more serious happened to her son. Many children go missing doing the right thing! Maybe this boy and his mother needs some education on stranger danger and how to respect the elderly in the community.

    and no I don't agree with touching another persons child...


 

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