You’re kidding, right? You aren’t really as stupid as you seem, are you?
Well Rifleman, I'll admit that I started out kidding around but as I'm looking at this, I'm wonder where the Common Sense is.
Jailing every man for battery on his wife is zero tolerance, like a prison or the TSA for that matter.
Common sense shows me this guy got angry when his wife took the Lord's name in vain, a violation of his religious belief. She upset him with her verbal assault and he *reacted* by slapping her "upside the head". No marks but under zero tolerance, the guy goes to jail for battery. Who benefits? Not the wife nor the husband. The court system and the jail. There's revenue in them thar slaps upside the head.
NO BODY on this thread (cept one) sees the infringement of the wife on the husband's rights. We have been programed by the justice system to accept the man's inferior role because there's money to be made in the courts, in the jailing and in the divorce proceeding that could follow.
The current legal procedure is really more pathetic than my little exercise.