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    Discipline: Jessica Beagley shouts at her son Christoph, 7, before pouring hot sauce into his mouth

    An Anchorage woman is charged with child abuse because of a "Dr.Phil" TV show appearance in which the audience saw video of her disciplining a 7-year-old son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower.
    The methods chosen by Jessica Beagley were unreasonable, said municipal prosecutor Cynthia Franklin.
    The lawyer for the 36-year-old mother said the city is intruding into a family matter.
    "She has not done anything that would warrant a criminal charge for child abuse," said attorney William Ingaldson. "If this hadn't showed up on 'Dr. Phil,' there wouldn't be anybody saying anything about it."
    Beagley is pleading not guilty at Friday's arraignment, he said.
    "Some people think spanking your child is wrong, and she doesn't even do that," Ingaldson said.

    Neither the child in the video nor five other children in the home have been removed by the Office of Children's Services, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday.
    Beagley's husband, Gary Beagley, is an Anchorage police officer. He's not under investigation, said the department spokesman, Lt. Dave Parker.
    "Ultimately, a jury will have to decide if that's the case," Parker said.
    In the video, Beagley is punishing the boy for "pulling three cards," a reference to three reports from his school of bad behaviour.
    "We've tried timeouts with (him)," Beagley says in a YouTube video from the "Dr. Phil" appearance. "That is a big joke."
    In the video, Beagley goes on to explain that those previous methods of discipline — timeouts, spankings, forced exercise, soap in the mouth — didn't stop the boy from acting out and lying, so she turned to hot sauce.
    When she's at her wits' end, the boy gets a cold shower, Beagley says.

    Municipal law on child abuse lists several factors in determining what is reasonable parental discipline. One example of unreasonable discipline included in the code is the scalding, branding or burning of a child.
    Though the code does not mention hot sauce specifically, the section on burning applies to hot sauce, according to the prosecutor's office.
    The Beagley children haven't had physical injuries or medical care for injuries, the defence lawyer said.
    The case has attracted the attention of Russian media because the boy and his twin brother were adopted from Russia when they were 5 years old, said Franklin, the prosecutor.

    The Canadian Press: Appearance on Dr. Phil show leads to child abuse charge against Alaska woman

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    Of course pouring hot sauce in a kids mouth isn't child abuse *insert eye roll here*.... Are people really this fucking stupid?
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    Gee, I wonder where this child learned all his bad behaviour from???????? Maybe from his douchbag of a "mother."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Are people really this fucking stupid?
    yes

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    It was a rhetorical question. Honest.
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    "Some people think spanking your child is wrong, and she doesn't even do that," Ingaldson said.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Are people really this fucking stupid?
    Yes, and then they actually make videos of the abuse and send them to national tv shows too!

    Personally, I blame youtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Of course pouring hot sauce in a kids mouth isn't child abuse *insert eye roll here*.... Are people really this fucking stupid?
    Ahem, Blair from Facts of Life advocates this childhood behavioral modification technique AND she's born again, so she must be getting it straight from her God AND she played a rich girl on a tv show, so it must be right.
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    She played a bitch on the show and she's clearly one in real life.

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    What's the dif between that and washing your kids mouth out with soap?

    I mean people discipline their pets this way too, coating the wooden legs of furniture in hot sauce to discourage chewing.
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    My mom used the hot sauce when we mouthed off, so what? The kid's 7, it's not like he's a toddler. It was damn effective, and trust me, my mom is an excellent mother.

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    Putting hot sauce in a kid's mouth is not a big deal, never one I used, but my grandparents did it. The cold shower thing is a whole other story. Don't really see the purpose in that.
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    The video clip is horrifying. I hope she goes to jail and gets the shit beat out of her. Monster.

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    I know someone who did this and I witnessed it once.

    It's not like the kid just go ok, here's my mouth. The mother had to pin him to the ground, get on top of him, pry open his mouth and put it on. Meanwhile the kid is screaming and thrashing like he's being murdered. Followed by horrible howling when his mouth is on fire.

    Horrifying.

    ETA: I couldn't finish watching that video. Fuck her.

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