My mother weapon of choice was a telephone cord, it's light, effecient, and can cause an adequate amount of pain.
The policeman's weapon of choice is a metal baton across your head.
Baton vs. Belt/extension cord/telephone chord
Somebody help me out, because I'm seeing a racial double-standard, it's mainly the black men that are taking these beat-downs for things as little as getting 'flippant' with an officer, or running away, which is technically resisting arrest (<--for some odd reason this is justifies a beating). Parents have no license to put their hands on their own kids which is our[black community) best deterrent from them getting beat by policemen. Looks like a lose lose situation. Can't beat em' but the police can, and not only that they can get them locked up.
Here's an interesting statistic
quote:Who abuses and neglects children?
In 2001, 60 percent of the perpetrators were female with an average age of 31, and 40 percent were male with an average age of 34.
Approximately 84 percent were abused by a parent; Mothers alone were responsible for 47 percent of neglect and 32 percent of the physical abuse.
More than half of all victim were White, 51%; 28% were African American; 18% were Hispanic; 2 % were American Indian/Alaska Natives; and 1% were Asian/Pacific Islanders.
Just thought I'd through that out there...