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Judge has harsh words for Mom before sentencing her for spanking her kid
Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a “pretty simple, straightforward spanking case.” They noted she didn’t use a belt or leave any bruises, just some red marks.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBS) — A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.

The child was 2 years-old

“You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.”

Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a “pretty simple, straightforward spanking case.” They noted she didn’t use a belt or leave any bruises, just some red marks.

As part of the plea deal, Gonzales will serve five years probation, during which time she’ll have to take parenting classes, follow CPS guidelines, and make a $50 payment to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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She was arrested back in December after the child’s paternal grandmother noticed red marks on the child’s rear end. The grandmother took the girl, who was two years-old at the time, to the hospital to be checked out.

Gonzales who doesn’t have custody of the child or her other two children, is trying to get them back, but until CPS feels she is ready the kids are living with their paternal grandmother.

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» 58 Comments

  1. joe

    June 17th, 2011

    You don’t hit a 2 year hard enough to leave marks.

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  2. eternal cracker p

    June 17th, 2011

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  3. avafromtexas

    June 17th, 2011

    Nonetheless, the courts have gone way over board with this type stuff. 5years probation? Too much. Maybe a severe “talking to” from the judge. I bet the grandmother was her m-i-l.
    Sheesh!
    I sure spanked my kids, not when they were 2, but I certainly spanked them when older. At two, I spanked their hands. Wasn’t needed much after the first time.

    And, before someone goes ballistic……my former husband worked for CPS and we are both social workers.

    I think this system has just gone nutz. Teacher’s can’t even keep control in their rooms because of this type nonsense. And, parents don’t control them.

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  4. Chuck U Farley

    June 17th, 2011

    And we wonder why our children today are the way they are….

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  5. avafromtexas

    June 17th, 2011

    Yeah, after reading the article again, it was the m-i-l. It just reeked of it until I read it again.

    This is related to family quarrels and vengefulness on the part of the father’s side of the family, I’d bet

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  6. super toe

    June 17th, 2011

    That’s just the problem judge…
    “we don’t spank children today”

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  7. I'm an Idiot douche bag liberal judge and I just screwed the pooch

    June 17th, 2011

    Liberals suck!

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  8. dtm

    June 17th, 2011

    Funny, my mother smacked my bottom when I was little — not often, because I learned not to repeat certain behavior. I didn’t grow-up hating her for it and cried like a baby at her funeral 6 years ago and miss her terribly to this day.

    Another victory for the “time out” generation. Yippie!

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  9. Anonymous

    June 17th, 2011

    So I just got finished eating supper out and at the table across the aisle is a mother trying to reason with a screaming 3 year old. She is issuing adult stupidisms like “if you don’t get control of yourself, I will throw your food away”…and I thought…give me a break. I would have spanked my kid already. Soooo, dad takes the kid out to the car until the kid can “get control of himself”. My 20 year old son works at that restaurant and I know he was thinking about how I would have spanked him right in public and then dared him to act up again.

    Before anyone goes off the deep end, no, I don’t advocate abuse. But, dang it, a little board of education to the seat of learning does wonders for instilling proper social setting skills.

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  10. Grandpa

    June 17th, 2011

    Guess a “switch” is out of the question..

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  11. chiggerbug

    June 17th, 2011

    Sorry…didn’t realize I posted as anonymous. I stand behind anything I am willing to type.

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  12. Edith McCrotch

    June 17th, 2011

    I would get “the lecture” that could last on and off for days…after about a week I would pray for a whippin’ just to get the torture over.

    I couldn’t even watch TV and laugh or comment about the TV show without it going back to my transgression.

    “Oh..is that how you laughed after you did “that thing you did ?”

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  13. Beethovenqueen

    June 17th, 2011

    geez…a FELONY charge? I’m against spanking but a FELONY CHARGE?

    Now Mom can’t get a job anywhere. How is that supposed to serve her child or family or society????????

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  14. Piker

    June 17th, 2011

    Pfffft… My parents would have been on death row if this judge had been around when I was growing up.
    The bench is clearly over reaching here.

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  15. cfm990

    June 17th, 2011

    Just think. Two years earlier, She could of had the kid dismembered and sucked from her body.

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  16. papadoc

    June 17th, 2011

    The back-story is she is the non-custodial parent (in Texas there has to be a damned good reason for Mom not to have her kids–usually alcohol or drug use) and the paternal grnadmother noticed red marks on the kid’s bottom when they came home from Mom’s, so she reported the incident. So there’s a whole lot of bad stuff in this kid’s life. The spanking is probably only a very small part of the badness.

    I was spanked, but I never checked to see if it left a mark, I was too busy feeling guilty for what I knew I’d done. And our kids were spanked. Funny though, the fourth kid didn’t get near as many spankings as the first. Better kid? Or better parents?

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  17. Hot cracker with a gun

    June 17th, 2011

    ha we never gt spanking in public but a look and then a swift good pinch to the back of the arm. I still panic when people touch my arms. It was when she looked at us and pinched our arms all the way to the bathroom we knew we were getting spanking. with a dalrod. very effective swift and to the point. And I can’t thank my parents enough today for it.

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  18. The Professor

    June 17th, 2011

    In January, I’ll be 50 years old. My wife and I have no children, mainly because we chose not to. Last weekend while she was out shopping with her mom, I had a few quiet moments of reflection, wondering if we made the right choice.

    This story confirms that we did. This country is circling the drain.

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  19. Jenny

    June 17th, 2011

    We spanked all of ours and yes, we left a few marks on their bottoms. The girls only needed a few spankings in all; the boy needed more. I thank God for our four beautiful, loving, respectful, smart, conscientious, hard-working, morally upright, God-fearing, bright, compassionate, goal-oriented, CONSERVATIVE adult children.

    Oh and my husband and I received our fair share of whippings from loving parents and we are grateful for them … the whippings and the parents.

    BTW our son and one of the girls are headed here now to surprise their dad for Father’s Day. My son is texting me quotes from Ann Coulter’s new book while his sister drives. Best quote so far from Demonic, according to him, is “Democrats would drink Obama’s bathwater.” And I believe they would … with him still in it. But they wouldn’t spank their spoiled brat children!

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  20. wehrmeister

    June 17th, 2011

    Curious what the judge’s party affiliation is? “You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.” Hmmmm, that a pretty ballsy interpretation of the Texas Penal Code, in which the parent-child relationship is an exception in regards to physical force. Probably bong water in his carafe…

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  21. Tanga

    June 17th, 2011

    Texas has gone to the Liberals, even the good book tells us Proverbs 29:15, “The rod and reproof have wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his parents shame… The parent who spanks his child guarantees him a clean life. … The parent who corrects his child will probably save the life of the child.

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  22. pdwalker

    June 17th, 2011

    spare the rod, spoil the child.

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  23. Name Redacted

    June 17th, 2011

    There’s gonna be a major culture clash coming. I have Latina friends – they don’t just spank their kids, they hit them with chanclas.

    I’m surprised this happened in Texas. I thought they understood punishment over there.

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  24. Mary Jane Anklestrap

    June 17th, 2011

    @ Name Redacted,

    “Chanclas”. LOLOL I haven’t heard that in forever.

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  25. J. Hines' mama

    June 17th, 2011

    Shit. I’m thinkin bout beatin James with my keyboard right now.

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  26. Horrorman18

    June 17th, 2011

    My parents spanked me anytime they deemed and I think I turned out all Right….CONSERVATIVE!!!! Liberals need time outs and other really traumatizing stuff

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  27. Elwin Ransom

    June 17th, 2011

    “Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.” Proverbs 23:13

    “Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.” Proverbs 13:24

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  28. avafromtexas

    June 17th, 2011

    Tanga, no Texas hasn’t gone to the libs.
    I’m from Texas. As are several other poster on here that reflect conservative values.

    One bad judge doesn’t reflect the whole state.

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  29. Ohio Dan

    June 17th, 2011

    Get the respect of the child when they are two or three and you will have it for life. I feel sorry for single Mom’s who haven’t established this in their children and have to deal with the monsters as they age. Lord of the Flies, baby.

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  30. old_oaks

    June 17th, 2011

    Kids are kids, but chronic disrespect needs to be dealt with. No need to go nuts, just have a firm hand.

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  31. TC

    June 17th, 2011

    They teach them how to breed in school.

    They will lend a hand at abortions.

    But home ec is no longer taught.
    Oh for the youngsters about, that’s where they teach you how to cook, clean and yes even care for little ones too!

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  32. Jenny

    June 17th, 2011

    I have been known to say in tense moments of conflict with my kids, as my mother and her mother said in their day: “Better give your heart to Jesus because your hiney belongs to me.”

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  33. Merle

    June 18th, 2011

    So the judge and the grandma were friends ?

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  34. Merle

    June 18th, 2011

    Just kidding, Spare the rod spoil the child.

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  35. rae4palin

    June 18th, 2011

    You don’t spank a two year old. I’m not a liberal. I’m all for shooting teenagers.

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  36. LadyGun12

    June 18th, 2011

    We do have our share of idiot liberal judges in Texas. I feel sorry for the kid though. He’s learning early how to manipulate the court system.

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  37. Texas X

    June 18th, 2011

    “The beatings will continue until behavior improves.”
    It’s a powerful motivator.

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  38. LibertyMark

    June 18th, 2011

    They spank judges, don’t they?

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  39. workingclass artist

    June 18th, 2011

    How come schools in Texas can still paddle the boys…she should appeal based on that.

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  40. Mike

    June 18th, 2011

    This is a huge part of my wife’s and my decision to raise our kids in Brazil. I am American, she is Brazilian, and we currently live in Germany. We just had twins in January, and are looking at the big picture now. German kids are even worse than American kids, so this place is out. I look at the kids in Brazil, and they are well behaved, cautious, and polite. Spanking is definitely allowed there ;-)
    I think it was Ann Coulter that said something to the effect of this generation doing for parenting what Stalin did for agriculture.

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  42. CHERYL

    June 20th, 2011

    Look what happen to our kids these days because we dont spank them. They say go ahead and i will call the cops. As they are leaving the house after hours and come home when ever. Talking back wasnt a good idea back in the good old days.

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  43. Mom of 8

    June 20th, 2011

    I have 8 kids, 5 boys and 3 girls. I don’t really like to spank, but I do when I have no other means of control. My kids range from 6 to 20 and I have 6 still living at home.My 6 year old is a terror and I mean that. Spanking does him no good and time out? well he would laugh at me, so what is one to do? I usually scream at the kids if punishment needs to be given and they say that is mental abuse, UUuugGgg. If people want to sit and tell me NOT to spank, then they can care for all my kids. I was spanked with a belt or a switch and I turned out fine, but that was after being spanked with my pants and panties down by my foster mom at 2 years old….

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  44. Mom of 8

    June 20th, 2011

    one more thing to add. I don’t see that Judge getting elected next term….

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  45. cheryl

    June 20th, 2011

    most stupid ass shit ever that’s whats wrong with kids today go around carrying on in the stores trowing there self on the floor screaming at there parents what disrespect and i am sure that her mother never smacked her on the ass just that no one turned her in…. I had my ass spanked more then once turned out fine… give the parents back there rights to raise there kids with respect..not act like animals my dogs act better then a lot of kids i see tell her to sit she sits..

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  46. Anonymous

    June 20th, 2011

    Am I aloud to put my actual opinion? Or will I get arrested? We take God and discipline out of our country and we wonder why the world is where it is today.Shame on the grandmother and the others involved from taking these children from there mom and home.Would you rather a red mark on there bottom or them running in front of a car and getting killed because they never learned to listen.America has become so shallow in there way of thinking.

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  47. Father of 1

    June 21st, 2011

    I think this is a little much. I mean they are making the ones who are trying to do right suffer when you got parents out there actually beating there kids. I pop my little girls little hands when she keeps getting into things and she gets mad and sometimes cries but she sucks it up and crawls away. She is 14 months and can understand a great deal. Time out for kids doesnt work and consistently threatening the child really doesnt work if you arent going to take some action. That judge is ridiculous. If you dont discipline your kids, they will run you over.

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  48. Mother of 3 grown girls

    June 25th, 2011

    I still believe a little swat on the hand or behind does the trick for some things. I think that the problem with a lot of people today is that they dont know consequences for wrong doings. Could that be why our prison system is overloaded? think about it and correct your children when necessary. But NOT go overboard. I have three wonderful children and they were corrected appropriately for their wrong doings. They were also merited for the wonderful things they did.

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  49. Mother of 3 grown girls

    June 25th, 2011

    another comment from me.
    I am so sick of seeing kids in restaurants, stores, and other public places that act obnoxious and the parents do nothing to stop the them. Are they that afraid to correct their children? I dont want to see these children, and their parents acting like they dont know what to do. PLEASE, correct your children. Be the adult.

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  50. jan

    June 26th, 2011

    I agree with Jenny,mine were too,and so was I,didnt make us grow up to be killers or anything

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  51. Kristian

    July 6th, 2011

    so, im a mother to be and read this and i really thought the title was misleading…turns out i was wrong. seriously? 5 yrs probation for spanking her kid? there has to be more to this story. im 20 and i can still remember when we had to send permission slips home to be spanked by the principal if we got in trouble. hell, my parents had an actual paddle. straight up paddle they spanked us with. and im fine. i hated that damn thing and sure i cried, but you know that swatting a child on the butt is going to hurt their feelings more than it’ll physically hurt them. theyll learn. i know i sure as hell did. as soon as my dad threatened the paddle i shut the hell up.

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  52. Mike G

    July 6th, 2011

    My Mom and Dad Spank me when I got in trouble, They didn’t do it to be mean they were doing out of love and it seem the Kids have more right then the parents do. The system has a big problem with parents disciplined there kids. One question I have for the system where were they had kids out needed help and didn’t get it? The Bible says spoil the rod spare the child. does that mean anything to people in the courts. Thank you and have a good day

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  53. mkultra

    July 6th, 2011

    He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
    But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

    Proverbs 13:24

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  54. bechols

    August 16th, 2011

    I Have lived a long time…in my eightys and have great grandchildren. Still believe that spankings are necessary at times. Don’t believe in hitting a child on face or head, but on the bottom and not hard enough to really hurt them. A lot depends on the child, we had one that wanted to please us & just a frown at him was enough. One was so daring, after a first talk and warning if he did again, he would be spanked. He ‘did again’ the next day, and I asked if he didn’t recall what I told him yesterday. He said “yes mam, thought it would be worth it’.
    I feel sorry for little kids who are dragged to stores shopping with mothers when it is their nap time. Kids need a schedule if at all possible.

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  55. Mildred M Moeckel

    September 5th, 2011

    I am a 73 year old great grandmother.My husband and I had 6 children. The discipline part was left mostly up to me, so there were a lot of times I spanked when I shouldn’t have perhaps, but they were all born within 10 years, and it wasn’t easy. I believed that the Bible tells us how to raise them, and they knew that I loved them, but would spank, if I had to. BY THE WAY, THEY ALL STILL LOVE ME TOO. When I see such BRAT BEHAVIOR now a days, I just have to hold my tongue. To top it all off, the parents will make excuses for their little “darlings”, SAYING THINGS LIKE..”HE’S ONLY EIGHT…”, or “She’s tired…” WHAT?? No it’s called being a brat, because I can get by with it.
    With no consequences for their actions, and the courts of law backing them up, I’m glad I’m old.:)

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  56. cherrie

    September 6th, 2011

    First of all that judge is stupid! Why the heck would he give her 5 years probation? 6mos. Maybe but 5 years? Fuck no! What does he know about parenting? Is he a mother? Does he know what it means for a mother to be taken away from her children? That judge has no right to get in that family’s business! He should be working on cases where parents actually abuse their child but did they say it was abuse? Did she actually intend to hurt her child on porpose or was she trying to teach her child a lesson? A lot of ppl spank their. children, I spank my child and he’s 16mos that’s a little over 1 but I only pop him on the leg once or twice (r u gonna arrest me cuz I’ll tell ya where I live. Take me to court cuz i’d plead not guilty cuz I know what I’m doing is right and that’s what she should have done too)! The bible does say spare the rod and spoil the child but that’s only sometimes when it permits cuz u gotta have a balance; the bible says spank them to! So what r u gonna do if two different ppl tell u to do two different things? ( cuz the bible is written buy more than one person). You do both!

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  57. Royster

    October 7th, 2011

    I think the judge is crazy what will he do when that child come up wanting to beat her mother up.
    I don’t believe in hurting children but I do believe in spanking their behind. this is why we have a world full of disrespectful children that is about to run the teachers crazy and are not productive citzens. The jail houses are full and still fulling up and you don’t want them to be spank. The judge will when one of them rod him or his neighbors. Children today are terrrible and out of control. My but got tore up when my parents were raising us and thank God for it today.

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  58. william

    October 8th, 2011

    Where’s the ACLU. That judge ought to be tarred & feathered. That’s what wrong with the country now! Idiots in power.

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