Unfortunately, corporal punishment has long since been outlawed as part of any judicial punishment in the United States.
It’s literally been many decades since a court of law has meted-out a flogging, whipping, caning, or even a good old-fashioned general purpose ass-beating.
But if judicial corporal punishment was ever warranted, a suspected robber in Monroe, North Carolina certainly fits the bill.
As it turns out, the Union County Sherriff’s Office is on the lookout for a teenaged boy identified only as donning a black shirt and camouflaged ballcap.
The young lad’s purported offense? Armed robbery of a 9-year-old’s lemonade stand. As reported by Fox News;
A 9-year-old North Carolina boy manning his lemonade stand Saturday was robbed at gunpoint by a teen who made off with just $17, officials said.
The boy was at his lemonade stand at a roundabout in St. John’s Forest development about 3 p.m. Saturday when a teenager wearing a camouflage hat walked up, pointed a gun at the child’s stomach and demanded he hand over the money he’d earned, Union County police said. Philip Smith, the boy’s father, told FOX46 the cash amounted to about $17.
“Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen,” Smith told the news station. “It’s pretty low, despicable in my book, and I can’t believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him.”
Every once in a while, the good guys win. Or at lease make a valiant effort to thwart the bad guys.
That’s exactly what happened in London today, when four black-clad and helmeted thugs on scooters (minus manhood points already) attempted to rob a mother with child, reportedly of her jewelry.
Reporter Liam Deacon of Breitbart London notes that British TV personality Amanda Holden is the responsible party of telling the world what happened on Sandpits Road, in the Richmond area of SW London.
Obviously fearing for her life, the young mother grabs her child and runs directly into traffic to escape the would-be thieves.
Thankfully a handful of knights in shining armor in work clothes grabbed metal pipes off of their work truck and gave chase.
So this I know is happening everywhere but this was Sandpits Road Tw10 -21st June 12;35 broad daylight. Mother and child attached. And some #Heroes in a lorry chased them off. Call 101 or 999 if u know these scumbags.. pic.twitter.com/eOQObkBqQk
In the meantime, Deacon also cites that under London’s Labour Party mayor Sadiq Khan, “thefts on mopeds and bikes have increased by 2,138 per cent in just two years in parts of central London.”
Also reported by Deacon;
Richmond Upon Thames Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 12.35pm on Thursday, June 21 to Petersham after a woman was approached by four men on a black moped and motorbike who demanded her jewellery.
“They threatened her and a young child who was with her. No injuries were reported. No weapon was seen, although it was intimated. Members of the public went to the woman’s assistance and the suspects fled empty-handed. The suspects were all wearing black clothing.”
No arrests have been made.
But in all fairness to the London Bobbies, they are on the cutting edge world-wide when it comes to so-called hate crimes;