Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter. SANDUSKY POLICE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 6:03 p.m. - 600 block Gartland Ave., 17-year-old boy and friend came to 15-year-old boy's house, challenged him to fight, younger boy admitted to sending "inappropriate' text message, said it was in defense of older boy's ex-girlfriend, neighborhood man told group to keep it down, boys started taking their shirts off, tried to fight man. For the full daily police blotter from agencies across the area, pick up the Register or check out the e-paper.



Heard a neat blotter item on the scanner this morning. King St. man called Police because his 14 year old daughter did not want to go to school. Sooo once again, the cops are in the babysitting business. Vote NO in Issue 2.


If parents did their own parenting, the cops wouldn't have to do this again and again.  What ever happened to spanking the heck out of a kid when they were younger so they learned that for every action there was a consequence.  And please don't tell me that this just creates violence, it doesn't .  My kids were cops, never did drugs and turned were never in trouble. So save your breath. 

We parented.  We talked, we disciplined and they learned.  We didn't have to call the cops and they knew that for ever action they took they could expect a reaction.  That isn't a difficult concept 

I will vote no on issue 2 as well.  I feel sorry for the cops, they have a difficult job and get so little pay for it.  Whatever idiot wrote SB 5 needs to GO. 

Al K Hall

Nice double standard, wiredmama. It's O.K. for you to spank the heck out of your kids, but your comment on the judge was that it made you sick to your stomach. If he is such a monster, what are you?


In light of the Judge Adams abuse video:

We often hear from those who fight to uphold this practice for those under the age of 18 (even to the blaming of the social maladies of the day on a supposed "lack" of it), but we rarely, if ever, find advocates for the return of corporal punishment to the general adult community, college campuses, inmate population, or military. Why is that?

Ask ten unyielding proponents of child/adolescent/teenage-only "spanking" about the "right" way to do it, and what would be abusive, indecent, or obscene, and you will get ten different answers.

These proponents should consider making their own video-recording of the "right way" to do it.

Visit Unlimited Justice/Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education to learn more and add your voice.


In 31 nations, child corporal punishment is prohibited by law (with more in process). In fact, the US was the only UN member that did not ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The US also has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

The US states with the highest crime rates, poorest academic performance, highest obesity rates and health problems, and largest welfare caseloads are also the ones with the highest rates of child corporal punishment.

Of all the things prison inmates lacked in their upbringing, "spanking" certainly wasn't one of them.

There is simply no evidence to suggest that child bottom-battering instills virtue.