Good whippin or abuse?Cincinnati City Councilman Sam Malone spent the night in jail last night. The reason is because he stands accused of beating his teenage son, leaving marks on him. According to the Enquirer, the young man passed the evening in the hospital after the alleged beating, which is said to have taken place on Friday evening. For Councilman Malone's part, he claims that he was disciplining his son with a belt strap.
While I admit to being more than a little suspicious about the fact that Mr. Malone's son was in need of a hospital stay, I can't help but wonder how much of the attention this case is getting has been contrived by a combination of angry Democrats (Malone is a black Republican), their allies in the press, and a young man who is trying to get back at his father for giving him a much needed whip to the rear. As we all know, corporal punishment is not considered politically correct anymore, as children are now seen to have more rights than their parents despite lacking majority status. Give your child a spanking, and you do not love your child. In fact, you are seen as a danger to society for daring to discipline your child.
Because of this reality, I am willing to give Councilman Malone the benefit of the doubt here. As facts in the case become more clear, I will post them here.