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August 30, 2011

"Alaska's 'Hot Sauce' Mom Sentenced to 3 Years of Probation, Fine, for Child Abuse"

Fans of Dr. Phil already know all about the "Hot Sauce Mom," and this ABC News article provides this interesting report on her crimes and sentencing:

A judge sentenced an Alaska mother of six to three years probation for child abuse for forcing her adopted son to drink hot sauce and take cold showers on a taped segment of the "Dr. Phil" show.

Calling the woman's actions "an extremely serious offense" and a "premeditated and gratuitous act," District Judge David Wallace today sentenced Jessica Beagley to 180 days in jail and a $2,500 fine, then suspended both sentences and told her she need the time and money to help rebuild and heal her family.

Beagley could have been sentenced to as much as one year in prison.  She must continue to receive counseling until professionals decide it is no longer needed.  Last week Beagley, 36, was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor child abuse by a jury of three men and three women.

At the sentencing, Beagley addressed the court, saying she felt that it was her most important job as a mother to care for and teach her children.  "I have three little boys all with special needs. I have one little boy who is much more special ... who came to me with special needs that I didn't know how to handle," she said.  Her husband, Gary, who is an Anchorage police officer, also addressed the court....

According to court documents, police began to investigate Beagley after she appeared with "Dr. Phil" McGraw in November 2010 of last year on a segment called "Mommy Confessions."  Beagley told McGraw about her difficulty disciplining her 7-year-old son, Kristoff. Video shot by her 10-year-old daughter showed Beagley at home in Alaska disciplining the boy.

Beagley and her husband adopted twin boys from Russia when they were 5 years old, the Anchorage Daily News reported.  The boy seen drinking the hot sauce is one of the adopted children. "We've tried a lot of different things to punish the kids," she said on the show.

On camera, Beagley is seen pouring hot sauce down the boy's throat as punishment for lying. Beagley, leaning over the boy as he sits on the bathroom counter, says, "don't spit it."  The boy can be heard screaming when Beagley forces him to take a cold shower....

Prosecutors had argued that Beagley performed the abuse to get a spot on the show. Her defense team argued that she came on the show in a desperate move to find ways to help her son.

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The feminist running dog on the bench is trying to destroy the patriarchal family as a source of authority in competition with big government. The alternative to swift physical punishment is massive staffing. The judge needs to resign. The child had no serious injury, physical damage, nor even mental damage. Criminal sentencing should remedy actual damage, injury, property damage, economic loss.

Studies opposing corporal punishment are always by self-interested big government advocates. Physical punishment is highly effective, cheap, and educational. The supporters of pure evil are in the ascendency in dominating the powers of government. They are criminalizing and hobbling all measures of social control, so that massive staffing is required. Many countries are in dire poverty, yet virtually crime free. They have something to teach us about criminal sentencing. American sentencing is in utter failure.

Her big mistake was adopting rejected children from Russia. They were rejected for a reason. Even if the mother could not take care of a child, a regular child would be taken in by other family members or neighbors. These institutionalized children have been rejected by everyone. Americans should not be allowed to import them. There are lots of deprived but relatively normal children in the US for adoption, but most have dark skins, not blond hair. In an ironic sense, this woman is paying dearly for her racism. The biggest punishment for racism? Living with that horrible child, not anything the judge is doing to her.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 30, 2011 8:59:03 AM

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