Thursday, September 15, 2011

Community Action: “Water-boarding” a Domestic Violence Offender – Illinois, 1904

FULL TEXT: Sterling, Ill., July 23.—Half drowned beneath a pump and later recaptured for a repetition of his offense to be threatened with the noose, Patrick McCormick, of Tampico, a small town near here, likely will be lynched, if he again heats his wife. As it is, McCormick has fled. Fifty men early today surrounded his home, aroused by the cries of Mrs. McCormick, and held the husband under the town pump until he promised never to mistreat his wife again. Later he repeated the offense and the crowd was making ready a rope with which to string him up when he fled.

[“Wife Beater Fled. - Illinois Villagers Adopt Spartan Methods to End Husband’s Cruelty.” The Hutchinson News (Ka.), Jul. 23, 1904, p. 8]


• 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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