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RULER : News  : Chronology 2016


All 2016's news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 7 items
February -- 6 items
March -- 4 items
April -- 5 items
May -- 4 items
June -- 8 items, one of which is New!
July -- 7 items, one of which is New!
August -- 7 items
September -- 9 items
October -- 7 items, all of which are New!
November -- 5 items, all of which are New!
December -- 9 items, all of which are New!

January 2016

03 JAN....BARBADOS: Corporal punishment to reduce indiscipline
Teachers' union says schools must keep the cane

07 JAN....NEW ZEALAND: Twelve Questions: Leigh Hart (illustrated)
Comedian, pictured, describes severe canings at 1980s boarding school in Christchurch

18 JAN....UNITED STATES: Spanking, dehydration and ignorance of concussions: New details about Peter Nowak's Union tenure (illustrated)
Philadelphia soccer team players regularly spanked by coach, pictured

19 JAN....NIGERIA: Underage brothers flogged for possession of cutlass, charms
Five strokes of the cane each for two teens, six strokes for another

19 JAN....NIGERIA: Boy gets 12 strokes of cane sentence for theft
12-year-old also ordered to clear the bush within court premises

26 JAN....CANADA: Straight talk on spanking laws
Campaign to maintain the legality of parental CP

27 JAN....SINGAPORE: Loanshark harasser crawls past CCTV cameras to avoid being seen (illustrated)
Culprit, 26, pictured, ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane

February 2016

01 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Masvingo teenager to get four strokes for raping 5-year-old girl
15-year-old is ordered to submit to a caning at local police station

02 FEB....SINGAPORE: Police NSF gets 18 years' jail, 15 strokes of cane (illustrated)
Heavy punishment for National Serviceman, pictured, 23, for multiple sexual offences and extortion

08 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Dentist saves rapist from prison
Three strokes of the cane for offender deemed to be a juvenile after dispute over his age

23 FEB....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail and cane for robbing and tying up masseuses (illustrated)
Two years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 21-year-old, pictured

25 FEB....NIGERIA: Bricklayer bags 12 strokes of cane for unlawful possession of army uniform
Severe punishment for 23-year-old in Nasarawa State

25 FEB....NIGERIA: Teenage student flogged over dangerous weapon possession
15-year-old sentenced to five strokes of the cane

March 2016

04 MAR....UNITED STATES: Paddling in NC schools up despite more bans
New statistics show N. Carolina bucking the downward trend

11 MAR....AUSTRALIA: Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler wants caning for young offenders
Juvenile criminals need "a bit of a jolt", says Western Australia Labor politician

26 MAR....BOTSWANA: Botswana Public Floggings Scaring Zimbabweans
Petty criminals from neighbouring Zim regularly sentenced to strokes of the cane

30 MAR....MALAYSIA: Gang robber gets four years, eight strokes (illustrated)
21-year-old is pictured after being sentenced to a caning

April 2016

13 APR....MALAYSIA: Jailed, caned for raping 14-year-old student (illustrated)
Eight years in jail and six strokes of the cane for culprit, 21, pictured

14 APR....INDONESIA: Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze
60-year-old Christian woman is publicly flogged

15 APR....UNITED STATES: Paddling common in some Central Georgia schools
Statistics given for various districts

20 APR....UNITED STATES: Laurens Schools defend paddling punishments (with video clip)
Focus on a Georgia district with over 1,000 paddlings a year

27 APR....ZIMBABWE: Schoolboy sodomises Grade 1 pupil
Culprit, 17, ordered to receive four strokes with a rattan cane

May 2016

10 MAY....SINGAPORE: Nearly 17 years' jail, 22 strokes of cane for man who raped woman thrice in public (illustrated)
Rapist, 30, is pictured

11 MAY....MALAYSIA: Rotan sellers jumping for joy over new ruling
Supplier of canes pleased with go-ahead for school CP

12 MAY....MALAYSIA: "Caning allowed under guidelines"
Clarification that schoolboys can be caned for serious offences

31 MAY....UGANDA: Uganda outlaws corporal punishment
Government bans school caning

June 2016

01 JUN....ZIMBABWE: School bullies arrested over indecent assault
Magistrate sentences two boys aged 16 and 15 to five strokes of the cane each

06 JUN....INDONESIA: Indonesia's Aceh sees rise in public canings to enforce Islamic sharia code, Amnesty says (illustrated)
Punishment of 18-year-old woman is pictured

07 JUN....MALAYSIA: Three years, 3 strokes for two friends (illustrated)
Caning sentences for two robbers, 27 and 28, pictured

14 JUN....ZIMBABWE: Court orders four strokes for 14-year-old
He raped his niece aged six

17 JUN....QATAR: Four things to know about flogging as a punishment in Qatar
Local news report describes procedure for JCP

21 JUN....CHINA: Video shows China bank employees being spanked (with video clip)
Failing bank staff paddled by trainer in front of colleagues

21 JUN....MALAYSIA: Court to cane duo in exchange for shorter jail sentence
Two 30-year-olds ask for caning, get two strokes each

24 JUN....UNITED STATES: All systems go at NSD New!
An Arkansas school district INTRODUCES paddling

July 2016

04 JUL....KENYA: Karaba calls for reintroduction of caning in schools to fight rampant indiscipline
Chairman of Senate Education Committee responds to arson reports

05 JUL....UGANDA: Caned and fined for 'having sex' with in-law (illustrated)
Culprit, pictured at outdoor village court, was lashed 10 times

14 JUL....SINGAPORE: Man jailed 12½ years, gets 11 strokes of cane (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, posed as policeman and raped 16-year-old

18 JUL....PERU: Vigilantes take the law into their own hands (illustrated)
System of unofficial local courts includes CP; whipping of young man is pictured

18 JUL....UNITED STATES: Abilene ISD eliminates corporal punishment from discipline methods for 2016-17
A Texas school district decides to abolish paddling

21 JUL....KENYA: Caning in schools on way back
Committee of National Assembly explores ways of bringing back school CP

27 JUL....UNITED STATES: Policy updates given for PES, PHS New!
At an Arkansas high school, the choice between ISS and CP is no longer for students to make

August 2016

04 AUG....MALAYSIA: Former teacher gets jail, rotan (illustrated)
Four years and a four-stroke caning for thief and crook, 36, pictured

07 AUG....UNITED STATES: Officials tweak discipline policy
A TX district switches from opt-in to opt-out system for school CP

10 AUG....UNITED STATES: Board eyes teaching program, other agreements
Another Texas school district bans the paddle

12 AUG....SINGAPORE: Youth gets jail, caning for assault which killed victim (illustrated)
8 years' prison plus 24 strokes of the cane for 19-year-old thug, pictured

24 AUG....UNITED STATES: In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment (illustrated)
Reports from Georgia and Alabama; paddled girl, 11, is pictured

24 AUG....UNITED STATES: Paulding school board appoints new member
No more spanking allowed in a Georgia school district

27 AUG....ZIMBABWE: 2 pupils to be caned for raping classmate
16-year-olds said they were driven to it by watching porn; magistrate's sentence is four strokes each

September 2016

03 SEP....ZIMBABWE: Grade 5 pupil up for rape
14-year-old sentenced to receive three strokes of the cane

04 SEP....UNITED STATES: The paddle is still wielded in Kentucky schools, but in declining numbers (illustrated)
CP statistics for various districts, with a map

05 SEP....UNITED STATES: Some East Texas schools still use spanking, though corporal punishment on decline
More statistics

05 SEP....ZIMBABWE: Rape convict offered child victim 10 cents
"Five cuts with a rattan cane" is magistrate's order for youth of 17

06 SEP....NAMIBIA: School beatings ruled illegal
High Court decides that ban on CP applies to private as well as government schools

07 SEP....UNITED STATES: Another WNC school district ends paddling
Very little CP left in North Carolina

12 SEP....UNITED STATES: Alabama ranks third most in highest number of students paddled
One high school spanked 39% of its students, but overall the figure is falling

15 SEP....UNITED STATES: Tennessee school reinstates paddling policy, for boys only
Mother outraged by apparent discriminatory policy at her son's high school -- she wants girls to receive CP as well

21 SEP....UNITED STATES: Cheatham County votes to keep corporal punishment in classrooms
Parental pressure dissuades a Tennessee district from abolishing the paddle

October 2016

blob All the items for October are New!

05 OCT....UNITED KINGDOM: I'd give school bullies a taste of their own medicine
"Cane their bare bottoms", columnist urges

13 OCT....SRI LANKA: President on corporal punishment in schools
Head of State laments "disastrous" trend against use of the cane

14 OCT....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment has value
Former school principal supports use of the paddle

17 OCT....UNITED STATES: Big Spring ISD approves change to corporal punishment policy
A Texas school district abolishes same-sex paddling rule

19 OCT....UNITED STATES: Yantis trustees bring back corporal punishment
Return of paddling to a Texas school district after some years without it

22 OCT....UNITED KINGDOM: Punishment game marines avoid prison
Junior ranks were made to spank each other's backsides with a strap

29 OCT....SINGAPORE: Student expelled, several caned for taking upskirt images of teacher
Seven secondary boys caned in public and nine more in private

November 2016

blob All the items for November are New!

14 NOV....UNITED STATES: Alabama 8th-grader paddled for writing 'Trump' on blackboard, parents say
Dispute over spanking of 14-year-old boy

17 NOV....ZIMBABWE: Juvenile gets 4 strokes for stabbing neighbour with screw driver
Court orders a caning for boy, 16

25 NOV....UNITED STATES: Superintendents support continued use of paddling
Alabama schools "upholding traditional values"

27 NOV....UNITED STATES: Johnson City Schools, Sullivan County districts only area systems to disallow corporal punishment of students
Statistics from some districts in Tennessee

30 NOV....UNITED STATES: Education secretary asks to end corporal punishment
But we do not take advice from Washington, say Texas school districts

December 2016

blob All the items for December are New!

01 DEC....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for attack on restaurant supervisor (illustrated)
Six strokes for 23-year-old, pictured

06 DEC....UNITED STATES: Howell Valley: Parents question school corporal punishment policy
A Missouri school is accused of spanking students without parental consent

08 DEC....UNITED STATES: Arkansas Spanks: The Natural State Still Practices Public School Corporal Punishment
Paddling procedures at some school districts are described, with statistics

10 DEC....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment causes controversy among Louisiana parents
But others say it is effective; statistics given for certain districts

14 DEC....MALAYSIA: Youth escapes gallows when charged with drug possession (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 6 years in jail and 10 strokes of the rotan

15 DEC....UNITED STATES: Should corporal punishment be allowed in public schools?
More Louisiana paddling debate and statistics

20 DEC....UNITED STATES: Education secretary renews debate over corporal punishment
School paddling stats for certain Houston-area districts

21 DEC....UNITED STATES: Jefferson County School System says corporal punishment is effective (illustrated)
Parents may opt out in an Alabama district; a paddle is pictured

29 DEC....SWAZILAND: Meet Mbabane Central High School's Mr. Fix It
New deputy principal gets results through stricter enforcement of corporal punishment

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