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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Mother faces 20 years in prison for beating her sons who burglarized their neighbour's home

A mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 30 year old Schaquana Spears, who beat her young sons for stealing their neighbour's properties, has found herself in trouble with the law, and is now at the center of a US national debate over how she chose to discipline her children.
"I was being a mother who loves her kids, who wants to protect her kids, and steer them in the right direction."
Spears ran to her house after her neighbor told her that she had seen her kids burglarizing their other neighbour's home. Spears left work and ran home where she saw her children and some of their friends all carrying properties they had stolen. The friends ran out of the house but Spears was able to catch her 3 sons, aged 13, 12 and 10 and according to her, she whipped them with a belt. She also made them return the properties.
According to police documents, Spears beat her 13-year-old son with an electrical chord, but she denied using an electric chord, instead saying she used a belt, that caused visible marks on his body. Her two other sons also had visible injuries.

The son reported his mom to the authorities who came to the house, arrested Spears for child abuse and took all her 6 children from her. Her kids are 13, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 2 years old.
She was bailed from jail by a good Samaritan who heard about the incident and the subsequent arrest of Spears. She is also been currently represented pro-bono by a lawyer who saw the viral video of her interview.
"I reacted and I'm the bad guy, it's not right." "I'd rather discipline my kids than for them to be beaten in the street, caught in someone's home murdered, or in someone's prison and me having to visit," Spears said.
Spears added that she is a good mum who sent all her children to great schools and they are all in honour rolls.

She said their father is in prison and she didn't want her children to end up there as well.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services said "reasonable, constructive discipline is a healthy part of parenting ...but it crosses into abuse when it leaves a child cut, burned, bloody or bruised."

The state attorney general is looking into the case, and the local district attorney still hasn't filed charges. If charges are filed, Spears could face 20 years in prison. Louisiana mom could face felony charges after punishing sons for robbery.

Watch the emotional interview below:




Source: WBRZ 2

65 comments:

LIB REP (中华人民共和国) said...

Americans are the major cause of their own problems, how can you sentence a mother to 20 years in jail for trying not to spare the rod and spoil them lil criminals and actually Baton Rouge is a Neighborhood that has the most criminal activities record in the USA so i see no reason why the mom should be prosecuted trying to lead her kids through the right path.

Unknown said...

Hian oyibo n prison ehn..there's nufing wrong for a mother to beat her child mbok

ujunwa said...

Oyibo and drama

Unknown said...

I cried after watching the video, I feel what she feels as a mother that I am, so sad the way those people do things, those kids will come out to be bad criminals and end up in jail, as a parent you are not allowed to discipline your kids in their society, too bad

Unknown said...

6 kids @ age 30 wow...

Bonita Bislam said...

It seems we blacks can never outgrow extreme measures in punishing kids. We overuse that biblical quote of "Spare not the rod, and spoil not the child "

Unknown said...

Imagine! Linda take note!

Unknown said...

They should spare dis innocent wan mbok. If she doesnt discipline her kids who will? The same ppl will blame for not giving her kids good upbringing if anyth goes wrong in the future

Isk said...

Oyibo dey crase o if my daughter misbehave i will not spare her she go chop cain well well.

Pretty face said...

Na wa o. Children caught stealing should be pampered???? Hmmmm

Unknown said...

Dis world don spoil ooo.Miss I'm sorry for what ure going tru.God will help u fight dis...neva deviate from correcting ur kids..they're yours to discipline...

Unknown said...

If eventually she is been sentence to jail its absolutely wrong cus she want the bst for her children. Instead of the prision stuff let the court giv her a warnin not to use any whip that wil cause bruise in d body of her children.


I just want to make common sense.

Vladimir Putin said...

The new world order

Demmy said...

Oh my!!dats so unfair to av collected all her 6kids. Watching d video made me cry like a baby cos am a mother too and I know hw it feels to tak ones child away from her. Besides she needs to scold her children wen dey go wrong, spare d rod n spoil d child. Wen wl dis stupid oyinbo people get dat.

Unknown said...

Eyaa!!. This is serious! I am what i am today because my mum put her feet's down and knock me together. For me you didn't abuse your kids, your only tried to stop them from being abused later in life. You have my prayers.

Hessaawards2019.com said...

Sentencing her to 20years imprisonment because she did the obvious needful? Only in Abroad! This is just not funny...

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Anonymous said...

America is a shitty place for morals. They woul rather have a white kid shoot them like game animals than for a parent to discipline them. The so called givernment is not even addressing the theft. For those african folks still perpetuating the slave trade by going "abroad " to have their kids or sending High school bcos you got money. Well you need to open your eyes to this other side of that "great" country.

Alloy Chikezie said...

What rubbish, American people and their laws can sometimes be crazy and should be questioned, so they expect her to spare the rod while they can't spare the law. Or because she's black...

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lioness said...

Dey should free d woman abeg....dos kids are not it al...wiv their life style,dey could all end up in jail someday

Mr 47 said...

The world is truly going crazy. Jesus should please come very soon.

Philip said...

Yankee!!!!!!!! Me, I have a Mark on my fine face arising from a Wire/Cable beating from my DAD. Guess what? I love him to pieces and I did not report to nobody

Unknown said...

pardon her now
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

MALACHY said...

This is one of the reasons why children will take guns to school and start shooting people,cos you don't allow their parents to discipline them while growing up. Some kids needs to be flogged.

Unknown said...

Seriously? Mother being jailed for correcting her kids. This is absolutely off it. They are just gonna allow the kids grow up and end like their dad.

Nnaife said...

They should leave that woman alone. Instead her children should be charged for burglary. This is how this stupid US laws aid children to be hardened criminals when the grow up. She should just be cautioned not to do it again. Taking her kids from her and sentencing her is inappropriate before God and man. Those kids are lucky they are not in Africa.

Unknown said...

Eyah. America and their laws will not allow a black woman to exercise her motherhood

Unknown said...

Should I call this rubbish or stupid culture? Tis d more reason y they will always have thugs and more gay club shootings cos these children are just gun wielding thieves waiting to happen.Madam carry your children come naija come train,I go rent apartment for you. Wen dem don chop cane their head go straight.

Monisola said...

What lesson exactly is this justice system teaching these? What rubbish!

WEALTHWALE!!!! •LINDA's BOY• said...

na wah ooo. smh. US sef what kinda law is that? though she was not suppose to beat with such things but at the same time she was upset and never wanted her children to end being a prisoner. she actually acted out of anger and future consequences

Unknown said...

Whaoooo

Nifemerc said...

All this kind of trap laws to destroy children and whn they grow up they get a room for them In jail.

Unknown said...

She should bring her kids to Nigeria...

Unknown said...

Na wa o. Some whites self. 20years is too much na,haba!they should reconsider abeg








Lib addict#just passing#

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmm


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

She's a very fertile woman

Unknown said...

No be for Naija,dis is rubbish

Unknown said...

woman having sex in someones car

Eeyore said...

Just sharap there, ewu. So she should allow them little devils to end up in prison like their father instead of disciplining them abi?

Eeyore said...

Your dad caught you fingering the hired help?

Anonymous said...

Linda, this ur headline is too dramatic. Especially since charges haven't been filed yet!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up okpo, mpama, otondo, ezi, efi, idiot, onye ara

Chizzy Liz said...

****************************dix ix d only time I remember and appreciate d fact dat ayam a Nigerian !!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

IN NIGERIA HERE, IS THE CHILD THAT WILL STILL GO TO JAIL.








AUNTY LINDA....

Aproko Queen said...

Stfu..may u bear children who will steal and end up killing you.EWU

3rd Gear said...

Well, the eldest is 13, that means mother was first pregnant at 17...

APPLE said...

I don't hit my children but jailing this woman for trying to discipline her children for stealing is all shades of wrong. ( unless there is more to it)

Unknown said...

What kind of stupid law is that! So I can't discipline my kids for stealing? And not just petty stealing, breaking into someone's house and stealing from them? Brigandage!? Nonsense! No wonder a lot of their kids end up in jail! Arrange nonsense! Mtchewwww

amazin_space said...

D mother shld be given an award for disciplining her children rather than 20 years imprisonment... This oyibo people self!

Anonymous said...

Those boys will still end up like their father because the so call system does not do much for them.This is from frying pan to fire.

Anonymous said...

She should have kissed their heads and said, "sweethearts, please make good choices ok?". And they will continue to be their entitled selves - ending up druggies or in jail or both.

akpa-ose said...

Americans are all devil incarnate. That's reason every immoral and evil start from them. Ndi ara over my dead body to bring up my children in such devilish country. Even if I become richest man in de world it can never happen.

Anonymous said...

I just cried.its so painful.i don't know....God please come to her aid

Ollie 78 said...

America is mad! They would rather want those children to grow up into robbers and whores, get shot dead and abused by white policemen and then blame bad black parenting skills! That's a whole lot of horse ass and that is why they are morally piss poor! Am not surprised because that is what you get by thinking you are way smarter than God. He makes foolishness into wisdom for the wise and learned. Where are Oprah, Michelle and Hilary??? This is the time for them to prove their worth as women and mothers. Dear strong, morally correct, independent, wholesome black mother, the Lord is your strength because you are a saint in a world that cloaks and justifies evil. He will not abandon or forsake you. Hold your head high and walk tall.

Anonymous said...

This sort of law has started taking its root in Nigeria, especially Lagos state. A friend of mine got arrested by the police for beating his househelp who has been cought stealing in the house several times. Nigeria is following suit.

Anonymous said...

Nawa oo...6 kids at 30......even the age differences r not that much. Hmmm nwanyi ume dikwa gi oo.

#Smart

EDIDEM said...

AMERICA IS CRAZY! EVERY REASONABLE PERSON I KNOW IS SCARED TO RAISE THEIR KIDS IS THIS FUCKED UP COUNTRY. HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL GOOD PEOPLE WHO RAISE THEIR KIDS PROPERLY.

Unknown said...

Bonita u be fowl......am very sureu be confirm gheto thief u are just defending ya kind....

Anonymous said...

6 Children at the age of 30?????? Well, She should just wipe away her tears and rejoice that she is free from spending. All the money she makes go to nice food and clothing for herself only. She shouldn't have used a cable to cause any injury. What happened to taking all their gadgets and no play time away? It showed that the children are wayward a long time. Buglarising people's house at that young age.

Unknown said...

U sure u just went tru d headline ....Wen ur children Start stealing at tender age the best thing u could do is buy them a gun n they will end up killing u wt the same gun. Now we all know the kinda mother u will end up been .

Unknown said...

Africa rocks... *smh

Unknown said...

Africa rock... sorry ma'am. *smh

Anonymous said...

if she finally sentence to years in prison...this mean most children who has been influence by some peer group can go ahead to carry out there coup.after fear has been put in the mind of others parent. having for gotten about the so called called law.

Unknown said...

Oyibo people are stupid. before u know it they will become terrorist.



says, Genevieve.

Unknown said...

only a fool would support this woman!! stop domestic violence against children! there are decent ways to discipline a child

Unknown said...

But she did d right thing

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