Thursday, September 15, 2011

Domestic Violence Punishment in Maryland (Laurence Stinger) - 1911

FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 2): Centreville, Md., Nov. 27. – Laurence Stinger, a middle-aged man, of this place, received six lashes on the bare back, with a rawhide ox whip. In the hands of Sheriff Delahy for wife-beating. The whipping was witnessed by a large crowd, but the wife, who had been requested by the husband to he present, declined to attend. Stinger was convicted of the offense and sentenced by Judge Adkins in the Queen Anne County Court. He was fastened to a post during the whipping. He will now serve six months in prison.

[“Invited Spouse To Whipping - Wife-Beater Receives Six Lashes on Bare Back” The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), Nov. 28, 1911, p. 9]


FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 2): Centreville, Md., Dec. 4. Lawrence Stinger, pf Templeville, who was whipped for wife beating by Sheriff Dellahay, in compliance with the sentence of the circuit court on Nov. 25, and while serving a six months sentence in the Centre, In. jail, became so grieved over the disgrace during the past week that he has become insane and will be sent to the state institution for treatment.

[“Wife Beater Loses Mind – Man Whipped by Order of Court Becomes Insane.” The Gettysburg Times (Pa.), Dec. 4, 1911, p. 4]


• 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).


“[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

This claim has been proven to be false.


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