A four-judge panel in New York unanimously found that a father who spanked his young son was in the right.
The hashtag #SwedenLetThemGo is being used to demand the release of a Malaysian couple who have been separated from their children and detained for a month after slapping their 12-year-old son on the hand.
“Riding the rail” was a punishment in Colonial America where a man—rarely a woman—was stripped and made to straddle a wooden fence rail, while being carried on the shoulders of two other men. Further, the man was then paraded throughout the community until dumped on the side of the road and abandoned. Seems like we’ve really gotten less creative with the whole “capital punishment” thing.