FULL TEXT: Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 19. Alderman Edward Burke, of Pittston, showed that he is a two-fisted dispenser of justice when he treated Anthony Azakas, charged with wife beating, to a dose of his own medicine.
Azakas had been brought before the magistrate for blackening the eyes of his wife. Mrs. Azakas had told only part of her story, when Alderman Burke shouted: “Wait a minute. I am getting tired of this. I am going to see how he likes it.” With these remarks the magistrate jumped over the top of his desk, ordered Azakas to stand up and, as he did so, rapped him a hard one over the left eye.
The defendant went down, but the Alderman ordered him to his feet. Azakas came up meekly and penitent, but a blow just above the other optic sent him to the floor again. Sobbingly, Azakas begged for mercy. He came slowly to his feet when a couple of stinging slaps to the soles of his feet when a couple of stinging slaps to the sides of his face gave him the sudden desire to see how fast the alderman could run. Azakas did not get very far, for Magistrate Burke seized him by the coat collar, shook him up a bit and then sat him down harder than he ever had been seated before.
Up went thje hands of Azakas for mercy, and when he promised time and again that he never would raise a hand against his wife ther alderman decided to stop the rough stuff. Azakas thought it was all over and was ready to take the arm of his wife and leave. “Just a second,” said the alderman, “there is a little matter of fine and costs here. It will require $10 to get your freedom.” Azakas paid up and left the office with his eye almost swollen shut. He was glad for his wife’s arm to lead him.
[“Gives Wife Beater Dose of Own Medicine – Alderman Blackens Both Eyes For Offender and Fines Him.” The News (Frederick, Md.), Oct. 20, 1922, p. 9]
►• 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 1960 – this 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 encyclopedia.com
This claim has been proven to be false.