Current Kansas law allows parents to spank their children, but not to leave marks. Rep. Gail Finney, Dem., proposes that ten strikes with an open hand should be okay, even if it leaves marks or bruises, because it would restore parental rights and improve discipline. The relevant committee head has refused to schedule a hearing.
A former Florida corrections deputy who was reportedly into some really creepy stuff has taken a plea deal. Robin Pagoria, 47, will spend 20 years in prison for the violent sexual abuse of two children, which she videotaped to sexually satisfy herself and her internet boyfriend.