Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Governor Roosevelt, Advocate for the Whipping Post for Wife-Beaters - 1899


FULL TEXT: Albany, May 5.—Governor Roosevelt yesterday gave a bearing on the application for a pardon for Henry Hendricks, who is serving a life sentence in Auburn prison for the killing of his wife, whom he shot to death because of his mad infatuation for another woman. Hendricks, who is 60 years old, has served 22 years of his sentence. The governor denied the application. He said that to impose a life sentence upon a man of Hendricks’ caliber, was a miscarriage of justice by pardoning the wife murderer.[Other reports clarify this statement by adding that allowing the man to live was in actuality a de facto ”pardon.”]  On the trial the jury stood 11 to 1 for conviction for murder in the first degree, but, the odd man remaining firm in his position, a compromise was affected whereby Hendricks received a life sentence.

From the remarks made by the governor wife murderers, wife beaters and those who cruelly treat children and dumb animals will receive no mercy at his hands upon applications for pardons or commutation of sentences.

The governor is a strong advocate of the establishment of a whipping post for such as these, and says if such a bill is introduced in the next legislature he will sign it.

[“Favors The Whipping Post. - New York's Governor Would Thus Punish Wife Beaters and Cruelty.” Syndicated, Lebanon Daily News (Pa.), May 5, 1899, p. 2]

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• You have been told that before the rise of feminism in the 1960s that domestic violence against women was tolerated by society as acceptable behavior and was not taken seriously by police and the courts.

You have been lied to. The people who told you these lies were paid to tell them you. In most cases you paid your own money (taxes and tuition fees) to be lied to.

Here is one of countless pieces of evidence that demonstrate the truth.

• To see more eloquent, vivid evidence proving the lie and giving you the truth, see:


19th Century Intolerance Towards Domestic Violence

Treatment of Domestic Violence Against Women Before 1960this post collects cases classified by the form of punishment or sentencing (whether judicial or through community action)

No, the claim that laws created by males were for the benefit of males is false. Yes, the "Rule of Thumb" myth has been proven to be a marxist-feminist hoax, taking an ancient English common historical notation published in the 18th century and extrapolating it into unsupported claims that 18th and 20th century United States communities, courts and legislatures (laws on the books) were in agreement with the18th century historical notation (Blackstone).

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“[O]nly since the 1970s has the criminal justice system begun to treat domestic violence as a serious crime, not as a private family matter.”

From the entry: “Domestic Violence” on encyclopedia.com

This claim has been proven to be false.

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