Thursday, September 15, 2011

How Domestic Offenders Were Treated in New Jersey in 1870

FULL TEXT: The Jersey Justices are shrewd and unswerving in the administration of the law. If they happen to make a mistake on the side of mercy, and find a prisoner rather pleased than otherwise at the extent of his sentence, they quickly reconsider the matter. In the Essex County Court yeserday a wife beater was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, just as he was going out the Judge detected a pleased expression on his face, and heard him say “Thank you, Judge, I can stand that.”

It was unfortunate for the wife beater, for the Judge did not intend that he should have a punishment that he was pleased with. So he called him back and doubled his term.

[Untitled, The New York Herald (N.Y.), Mar. 15, 1870, p. 6?]


• 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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