There have been some who defend Peterson by telling their own stories, former NBA player Charles Barkley said, "I’m from the South. Whipping — we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances."
Yes and they used to do slavery all the time there too, whipping and slavery was very popular in the south, that doesn't make it right.
Reggie Bush, the Detroit Lions running back called into a radio station and said, “I have a one-year-old daughter, and I discipline her. I definitely will try to … will obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her. But I definitely will discipline her harshly depending on what the situation is.” It's ok as he was punished the same way. What mischief can a 1 year-old get into that deserves punishment?
Injuries to Peterson's child included cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands.
The boy said that previously he had been hit by a belt and that “there are a lot of belts in Daddy’s closet” also Peterson put the leaves he took off the switch (a flexible branch) and shoved them in the kid's mouth.
This fine Christian man has 6 children, he had a 2 year-old son who was killed due to child abuse carried out by the mother's boyfriend.
It may surprise you to know that Fox News anchor (what rhymes with anchor?) Sean Hannity was beaten by his father as a child. Hannity says his father used to beat him with a belt and he has never needed to go see a shrink (his words) .... oh yeah, Sean Hannity definitely doesn't need a shrink, oh no.
There is no amount of therapy for CAD, chronic arsehole disorder anyway and look how this fucking nutjob gets on.
'My father punched me in the face when I answered back and I deserved it' yes Hannity, you probably did.
Hannity thinks that Peterson shouldn't have his career ruin, he should take a class or something. Yeah, there are over 20 marks there and that is just the upper body. If he wasn't a sports star would he back him up so readily?
Would a class help Peterson? Fuck no, should children have these whooping memories that he oh so wanted his child to remember forever to teach him not to push his brother off a children's mechanical motorcycle ride? The boy is 4 years- old for fucks sake, a single slap or spank if necessary followed by 'do you know why this is bad?' kind of teaching that is always ongoing.
Maybe if you taught yer child manners and respect (not by fear or beatings) then this may not have happened though it's always bound to happen to some degree with children ..... Children also learn from the actions of their parents, dad punched me in the face so I'm gonna punch you. Lead by example you dumb jock fart knocker.
It's one thing to spank yer child but it's totally different to lash out floggings like the Redcoats in Scotland. If you leave welts and break the skin then you have gone too far. Saying that you were punished that way is idiotic reasoning, 'my parents were cunts so it's alright to be a cunt.'
Corporal punishment is more common in African American, and lower income families like you'd have in the south but that in no way makes any kind of excuse for it. Sometimes race or class isn't an issue, in many cases and the people are just fuckwads. Yes Mr Peterson, I do not worship athletes and you sir ARE a child abuser.