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State Laws Sanction Physical Assault Against Children

by Dirk
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

I have been reading some of the blogs on your site. It is unbelievable what adults are capable of doing. I have a 13 year old daughter that has a mother that is very mentally abusive. As we have been divorced for ten years, I have always been concerned about my daughter's welfare. Recently, they had a dispute and my Ex slapped my daughter's face multiple times. When my daughter tried to get away from the situation, she was yanked by her hair back in. It was reported to DFCS. They did nothing. The Police even got into the situation a day later, and told my Ex and my daughter that in the state of Georgia it's perfectly OK for this type of punishment. It's unbelievable that in the U.S. that this type of child abuse is acceptable. I have hired an attorney to sue for custody.

I know this case is nothing as terrible as some of the posts on this site, but this has got to STOP. I'm determined to contact my local representative to find out why a parent can strike a child and it be OK, but if it was 2 adults, it's a criminal offense. There seems to be no justice in today's world.

Thank You for allowing me to send this to you.


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