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Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse (California)
Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2012 | Nina Golgowski

Posted on 06/09/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbour shot and posted an online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt while playing catch.

Imperial Irrigation District Director Anthony Sanchez, 34, was arrested Friday on $100,000 bond according to Sheriff's Lt. Scott Sheppeard after caught hitting the child with a belt in one hand and a baseball glove in the other.

In the video uploaded to YouTube, the stepfather's seen repeatedly beating the boy, even knocking him to the ground, before stepping back to wait for him to toss the ball back which he drops.

After a long stall by the boy who stands frozen in place, the man returns to him - a glove on one hand and a belt in the other - hitting him once again.

The boy can be seen physically upset, holding his body, before Lopez opens his window, calling at him to stop.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: abuse; childabuse; spanking
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Looks like the belt treatment my dad gave to me and my brother. Every day I'm thankful that my dad cared enough about us to discipline us. A lot of little criminals today would not be stealing, murdering and headed for prison had they been blessed with a dad who cared enough to discipline a sense of respect for authority and their fellow man into them- with a belt if necessary.
1 posted on 06/09/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I totally agree.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 10:52:11 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

1. Why do we always have to read about these things in British papers?
I live in S. California and this was not on the news or in the papers.

2. Kudos to the neighbor, Oscar, for video taping this and reporting it. So many people these days do not want to get involved even when it involves abuse to children or animals — or anyone.

Step-father. Figures.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Looks like the belt treatment my dad gave to me and my brother.

Is that how you learned to play baseball???

He is beating his kid because he drops the ball while playing catch.

4 posted on 06/09/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Looks like he’s whipping for not catching the ball.


5 posted on 06/09/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

When we started being able to outrun my dad running after us with a belt in his hand, he started throwing things. Dishes, vases, books, whatever he could get his hand on. He got to be a good shot.

I thank God for my Dad.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

thank you for the subtle cutting irony


8 posted on 06/09/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Looks like he’s whipping for not catching the ball.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There’s a time and place to punish of a child.

Failing at sports isn’t one of them!


10 posted on 06/09/2012 11:01:02 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There’s a time and place to punish of a child.

Failing at sports isn’t one of them!


11 posted on 06/09/2012 11:01:17 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Uncle Chip

I don’t believe in whipping a kid for dropping a ball or any other innocent mistake. But we do not hear the words spoken or know the background behind the incident. If the kid was being mouthy or disrespectful a swat with the belt was called for. The parent knows the whole situation and not the noisy neighbor nor the judge nor the general public.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 11:03:40 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: proudpapa
There’s a time and place to punish of a child.

Failing at sports isn’t one of them!

I agree, but I strongly suspect there's a lot more than failing at sports behind this.

13 posted on 06/09/2012 11:06:58 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Is he actually the boy’s step-dad, or is he the mother’s boyfriend?


14 posted on 06/09/2012 11:08:17 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My Daddy would have been under the jail if society had been like this back then.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I could only watch about half of this video.

If anyone feels that this was an appropriate form of discipline, then please think again.

I watched most of the video recently posted on the internet of a lower-court judge or magistrate beating his daughter with a belt and I regret seeing it. She was older than 20 when she posted the video, but the beating occurred when she was 14 or 15. Her mother was there approving of the punishment verbally. It was not in public and it was related to the daughter intentionally violating known rules. However, I was disgusted by it because it was vicious, lengthy and inflicted extreme pain.

I was spanked with a belt when my dad thought it was appropriate. It was always for something I had done that was against the rules, and it was (in my opinion) never to excess in quantity or quality.

As a 49-yr-old man, I can confess that I have spanked my children (who are now grown) in anger and/or to excess. It is with profound regret and shame that I say this.

The problem I have with this parent is not whether or not he spanked his child. It is a combination of the viciousness, quantity, excessive force, and circumstnaces that make me feel that the father was way out of line. By circumstances I mean 3 things: 1. Not related to intentional breaking of known rules -- punishment for vague expectations puts the child in a no-win situation, 2. In public, shaming the child unnecessarily, 3. During play -- physical punishment for how the child performs at a sport is a formula for raising a screwed-up kid.

I would have much more difficulty deciding an appropriate sentence / fine for the parent. However, there is no doubt in my mind that he should have been arrested and charged with a crime.

16 posted on 06/09/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: WVNan
My Daddy would have been under the jail if society had been like this back then.

My dad too. And the irony would be that I might be in prison now had not my dad done what he thought I needed.

17 posted on 06/09/2012 11:13:20 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Bon of Babble

“Kudos to the neighbor...”

I totally agree. This so called “dad” is not disciplining for bad behavior. He is hitting a child with a belt for not catching a ball correctly. You are 110% correct about people not wanting to get involved. Good job to the neighbor for filming it and reporting it. I remember reading a lot of freeper comments about the Sandusky incidents... how people could see a rape of a child and just walk away. Although this is not a rape.. it is abuse IMHO. Prayers for this little boy... I hope we don’t end up reading that he “disappeared” and was later found dead.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Corporal punishment and assault are two entirely different things.

This was not corporal punishment.

19 posted on 06/09/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; brivette

First, yes, there are times when kids need to be disciplined.

Next, what the hell is a whipping going to do to teach a little boy to catch and throw?

This pinhead father ought to have been arrested.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 11:19:57 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

point well said, I agree.


21 posted on 06/09/2012 11:23:32 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

He didn’t hit him hard. He gave him one little slap with the belt on two or three occasions. Granted, my computer is majorly screwed up and it is impossible for me to watch any kind of video except in herky-jerky motion. I might have missed something.

Sheesh, you shoulda seen my old man whupping me back in the day... you didn’t measure the severity of the spanking by counting the number of times he hit me; you set the egg timer to see how long the whipping lasted.

Now, why is he hitting his kid? Can’t tell on the herky-jerkytron. Maybe the boy didn’t want to play ball? Maybe he wanted to go dress up in his sister’s clothing, which deserves a severe whipping.

I sense another poor guy is about to get railroaded for behavior that wasn’t really that bad and may have been done for good cause.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 11:25:26 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m sure this kid will learn his lesson and never drop a damn fly ball as long as he lives.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 11:28:02 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If they arrested the guy, then they have probable cause (unless you’re the Zimmerman prosecutor). Being that they arrested him on felony charges, I suspect they examined the kid and found serious marks on him. Of course I could be wrong - it’s always possible that a feminist saw the tape and considered it ample evidence for ruining a man’s life, but, more likely, there was good cause.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 11:36:12 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Agree. No disciplume allowed in schools either. Can’t punish the troublemakers and everyone suffers.

Then we all pay the jail bill.

Horrible. I was spanked rarely but fear is strong motivation for compliance. Good lesson to learn early and perhaps this explains the highest incarceration rate in the world is here in the US.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Looks like the belt treatment my dad gave to me and my brother. Every day I'm thankful that my dad cared enough about us to discipline us.

Your Dad beat ya and used a belt on ya while playing catch?

I thought playing catch was supposed to be fun?

Nice dad ya there Mr. Kangaroo.

26 posted on 06/09/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My dad only picked up the belt when his hand got tired. Still I hated restricting my activities like cheer leading or friends much more.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

always assume you are being watched


28 posted on 06/09/2012 11:39:42 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Whipping a child for not catching a ball, and YOU AGREE?

Your a sick freak, or just too stupid to comprehend the written word.

Either way I just don’t want to know.

I’ll just play it safe and presume your brain is rotting out of your skull.


29 posted on 06/09/2012 11:40:05 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: momtothree
..."how people could see a rape of a child and just walk away"

Curious as to who witnessed a child being raped at PSU and walked away from it. That statement doesn't jive with anyone's testimony (including Mike McQueary's).

30 posted on 06/09/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sick - spanking doesn’t work, isn’t necessary and is unChristian.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 11:43:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Every day I'm thankful that my dad cared enough about us to discipline us.

BTW, I played catch with my kids nearly every single week for 15 years...Never once did I use a belt on them while doing that sort of fun thing. They got their asses kicked when they did something they shouldn't be doing, when they knew better...Absolutely..... But while playing catch?

You got a screw loose Mr. Kangaroo.

32 posted on 06/09/2012 11:45:56 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 1010RD
spanking doesn’t work

Oh... it does... until they are about 3 years old and can talk. Then the 'game' is over.

33 posted on 06/09/2012 11:49:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I don’t believe in whipping a kid for dropping a ball or any other innocent mistake.

The man in this video sure does.

But we do not hear the words spoken or know the background behind the incident.

Oh please. The video speaks quite loudly.

If the kid was being mouthy or disrespectful a swat with the belt was called for.

Says who??? What if the adult is demanding that the kid do something that he can't do??? Are the words "I'm trying" or "I can't" disrespectful then?? or just truthful.

The parent knows the whole situation and not the noisy neighbor nor the judge nor the general public.

The nosy neighbor was the only adult in the situation. The father is a public official who knows the law. I'm sure in his job he has belted others with it. Now that he has turned himself in, he's going to find out how it feels.

34 posted on 06/09/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The kid is grabbing himself and bouncing from the pain. A child is still a person and not a private whipping post every time a parent gets frustrated.

There's only a couple reason why my kids get popped. Most things only get them a swat. Disrespecting their mother or dad earns them a real whopping. Lying is another. My kids really haven't gone beyond that level of misbehaving. I have 6 kids ranging from 21 to almost 3yrs...

Honestly that kid needs to be rescued.

This video reminds of me of when my dad got pissed at my mom once and beat the S*** outa me. That's one reason why my dad and I haven't seen each other in over 30yrs.
35 posted on 06/09/2012 11:49:57 AM PDT by Ocean_Living
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
my Dad never felt he needed a belt for a job his hand could do... and believe me, he didn't
36 posted on 06/09/2012 11:51:51 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ocean_Living

I just cannot comprehend how anyone could treat any kid, much less their own son like that.


37 posted on 06/09/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dragnet2
My dad never whipped us for dropping a ball or any innocent mistake. We only got it when we were asking for it, only for things like willful disobedience or persistent whining. My brother only remembers one time when he got one that he doubted he deserved, but we agreed it was more than made up for all the times we probably deserved one and didn't get it.

If this whipping in California was for merely dropping a baseball, I'd agree it was uncalled for and despicable. But we can't tell from the video what it was really for.

38 posted on 06/09/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Westbrook
When we started being able to outrun my dad running after us with a belt in his hand,...I thank God for my Dad.

Playing catch at your house must have been blistering fun!

39 posted on 06/09/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Looks like the belt treatment my dad gave to me and my brother.

The guy in the video appears to have been whipping his step-son for dropping the ball. He is an abusive moron who belongs in jail. I sincerely hope that this was not the "belt treatment" you and your brother received.
40 posted on 06/09/2012 11:58:51 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: wolficatZ
Whipping a child for not catching a ball, and YOU AGREE?

I'll say for what seems to be the 1000th time, I am not for a kid getting a whipping for dropping a ball but WE DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY FROM WHAT THE VIDEO SHOWS.

41 posted on 06/09/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
If this whipping in California

Oh, that's what it's all about eh Mr. Kangaroo?

What a surprise!

42 posted on 06/09/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Bible provides for physically disciplining children, but also warns that abuse of the young is among the worst of evils.


43 posted on 06/09/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
The guy in the video appears to have been whipping his step-son for dropping the ball.

Things aren't always what they appear.

44 posted on 06/09/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Your dad forced you to throw him the baseball and whipped you during a game of catch?

There was a pianist, Ruth Slenzeska, whose father was responsible for beating her when she touched the wrong key, didn’t do well in a piano contest, etc. She also had to practice hours and hours every day while her siblings played outside.

Is this sadist trying to make a pro ball player out of the kid by shipping him? I am GLAD he is arrested and hope you won’t make any more stupid comments. Maybe your dad whipped you when you drank alcohol, cussed out your mother or set the house on fire, but this kid is getting whipped for poor athletic performance, it appears. His father is a sick individual. I always advise my clients to keep their mitts off of step children. It is not their place to beat their spouse’s children.


45 posted on 06/09/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tau Food
The Bible provides for physically disciplining children, but also warns that abuse of the young is among the worst of evils.

I totally agree. Ephesians 6:4 says "fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." If this guy really whipped the boy for just dropping a ball, I'd say that is provoking to wrath.

46 posted on 06/09/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Uncle Chip; MNDude; proudpapa

Did it ever occur to you that if Bill Buckner's father had taken the time had enough fatherly love for his son and would have whipped Little Bill for not catching a ball, that perhaps the Red Sox would have won the 1986 World Series.

A good whipping today may for missing a catch may save your favorite team from losing the World Series.

47 posted on 06/09/2012 12:11:13 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Bon of Babble

I’m actually the stepfather to 3 wonderful children whom I love as equally as my biological son. I’m trying to fire out if I should be offended by your comment or not, hmmm.


48 posted on 06/09/2012 12:12:58 PM PDT by mills044 (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Every day I'm thankful that my dad cared enough about us to discipline us.

One other thing, Mr. Kangaroo, did ya see the size of that little boy? Why in hell would big old adult Dad need to use a GD belt on kid that size?

It was obvious the neighbor was watching the entire thing, and told the dad, "That enough, 'I'm having a f----- problem with you for beating the s--- out of him because he won't catch the damn ball.'"...

The neighbor clearly saw what was happening.

When the Dad mouths off to the neighbor, about him not knowing his son and asked if he had a problem" The neighbor says, "Ya I have a problem with ya teaching your kid to play ball like, that"...Then the neighbor says, "Why don't ya come up here and teach me"

You're one twisted Kangaroo.

49 posted on 06/09/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Things aren't always what they appear.

What are you talking about Mr. Kangaroo?

The neighbor was watching the whole thing...

Got so pissed he video taped it, then told the GD dad to knock of off, and basically told the assh*le dad, "Come on up here and try that on me".

50 posted on 06/09/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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