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All 2011's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 11 items

February -- 15 items

March -- 28 items

April -- 17 items

May -- 24 items

June -- 17 items

July -- 11 items

August -- 14 items

September -- 18 items

October -- 14 items

November -- 8 items

December -- 16 items

January 2011

03 JAN....CANADA: Spanking new law
Fresh push in the Senate to make even parental CP illegal

06 JAN....MALAYSIA: Man jailed seven years for statutory rape (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, is also ordered to receive five strokes of the rotan

11 JAN....NIGERIA: Minors flogged for hawking
Court sentences seven teenagers to receive 8 strokes of the cane each

13 JAN....SINGAPORE: Another Taiwanese loansharking offender ordered to be jailed, caned (illustrated)
Man, pictured, sentenced to six strokes of the cane for harassing borrowers

16 JAN....THAILAND: Many Thais favour use of cane for unruly youths: poll
54% agree with Student Council's call for return of school CP

18 JAN....UNITED STATES: Spartanburg Sheriff Wright says teachers should be free to use corporal punishment
Support for paddling in South Carolina

18 JAN....ZIMBABWE: 4-year-old testifies against rapist in court
Boy, 14, is sentenced to four strokes of the cane

19 JAN....MALDIVES: Two years and 25 lashes for sexual assault of Japanese music teacher
Court orders flogging for local man

20 JAN....MALAYSIA: 5 years, 8 strokes for robbing man of RM1 (illustrated)
Caning for robber, pictured, 23, who stabbed victim with screwdriver

28 JAN....NIGERIA: Fornication: Man Bags One Year, 100 Strokes Of Cane
Sharia court orders 28-year-old to receive first 20 strokes immediately, remainder later in jail

28 JAN....SINGAPORE: Six years' jail for 2 'Kallang slashers' (illustrated)
26-year-old robber, pictured, also gets 12 strokes of the cane after "violent rampage"

February 2011

01 FEB....UNITED STATES: Mom of North Forest ISD student: Assistant principal took paddling too far
Texas boy, 11, "had trouble sitting down" after punishment at school

08 FEB....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment ban approved in Rockingham County
No more paddling in a North Carolina district

09 FEB....SINGAPORE: Fatal attack: Man gets jail, caning for rioting (illustrated)
Six strokes and 40 months for 25-year-old, pictured

09 FEB....UNITED STATES: Sparing the Rod: Spanking in Schools
Debate over CP in Memphis rages on

10 FEB....UNITED STATES: Putnam delegate wants paddling back in schools
Call for the return of CP in West Virginia

10 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Anal sex is okay -- juvenile tells court
Four strokes with the rattan are ordered for a 15-year-old

12 FEB....UNITED STATES: Man Faces Child Abuse Charges For Spanking Son
"Unwarranted accusations" after school staff saw 9-year-old's red bottom

15 FEB....SINGAPORE: No reprieve for final member involved in Geylang gang fight (illustrated)
Gangster, 31, pictured, gets 10 strokes of the cane and 12 years in prison

15 FEB....UNITED STATES: I-SS axes corporal punishment policy
Another N. Carolina district abandons the paddle

16 FEB....UNITED STATES: School Spankings Under Attack: Should They Continue?
New anti-CP push in Texas

16 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Three strokes for toy gun robbery
Prison caning for boy, 16, who drove off with stolen taxi

21 FEB....SINGAPORE: Singapore's rules liberate, they don't oppress
Australian journalist residing in Singapore says the local system works

24 FEB....NIGERIA: Corporal punishment in schools (illustrated)
Flogging is "fast declining"; girl and boy are pictured being publicly whipped

24 FEB....UNITED STATES: St. Augustine High School alumni support paddling students (with video clip)
Outrage at New Orleans Catholic boys' school over order to ban CP

25 FEB....SINGAPORE: Fatal Teck Whye attack: Second man gets jail, caning (illustrated)
Three strokes for 23-year-old rioter, pictured, who was originally charged with murder

March 2011

04 MAR....MALAYSIA: Unemployed man gets four years, cane for robbing woman (illustrated)
Just one stroke for 23-year-old, pictured

04 MAR....UNITED STATES: CPS to investigate spanking: City View student, 16, missed D-Hall (illustrated)
Texas mother complains about red marks on his buttocks, pictured, though she had approved of paddling

05 MAR....UNITED STATES: 'Spank me': Catholic schoolboys rally in SUPPORT of paddling as corporal punishment is debated (with 3 video clips)
Escalating dispute over archbishop's anti-CP diktat in New Orleans

06 MAR....UNITED STATES: Texas law allows parents to paddle kids, as long as the punishment is not abusive
But it's forbidden for foster parents

06 MAR....UNITED STATES: St. Augustine High School corporal punishment debate is about more than the paddle
It's also about the school's cultural autonomy, they say

06 MAR....UNITED STATES: Thousands of students still take their licks in Texas schools
School CP situation in North Texas is surveyed; State legislator wants to ban it

06 MAR....ZIMBABWE: Boy (16) to be caned
Five strokes with a light rattan after he pleads guilty to raping child

07 MAR....UNITED STATES: School board repeals paddle policy
CP comes to an end in one N. Carolina district

10 MAR....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for cheat who broke glass panel (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, is awarded three strokes

11 MAR....MALAYSIA: Snatch thief gets five years' jail, three strokes (illustrated)
Caning for robber, 28, pictured, who punched 17-year-old girl in the mouth

12 MAR....UNITED STATES: Billboard Aims To Ban Corporal Punishment In Arkansas Schools (with 2 video clips)
Nationwide anti-CP advertising campaign by Ecko

12 MAR....UNITED STATES: Paddled teen to testify in Austin: House bill would ban spankings
The 16-year-old from City View and the pictures of his red bottom reach the Texas legislature

14 MAR....MALAYSIA: Malaysia reveals 30,000 foreigners caned
Over a five-year-period, for immigration offences

14 MAR....UNITED STATES: Paddling is cheap, effective way to correct student behavior
A Texas writer comes to the defense of school CP: it works, he says, from personal experience

15 MAR....UNITED STATES: Anti-paddling advocates rally at State Capitol (with video clip)
Spanked Texas youth speaks to the TV cameras

15 MAR....ZIMBABWE: Boy (9) rapes five schoolgirls
He is sentenced to two strokes of the cane

16 MAR....UNITED STATES: Proposal would ban Abilene ISD, area schools from using corporal punishment
Local implications if Texas no-paddling Bill is passed

17 MAR....SINGAPORE: Man in illegal moneylending franchise: It's jail, fine and caning (illustrated)
Four years and 21 strokes for 34-year-old, pictured, who charged 20% interest and harassed debtors

19 MAR....UNITED STATES: Pastor accused of using rod to spank children
Fundamentalists face charges of child abuse in Wisconsin

25 MAR....SINGAPORE: Jail and cane for robbing prostitute (illustrated)
Offender, 31, pictured, who also stole nephew's laptop and sold it, is sent to prison for four years and given 12 strokes of the cane

26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Hundreds march on archdiocese office to support St. Augustine paddling policy (with 2 video clips)
The row in New Orleans rages on

29 MAR....SINGAPORE: Family friend jailed 16 years for killing boy (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive eight strokes of the cane

29 MAR....UNITED STATES: Parent reports school paddling
Georgia complaint has been resolved satisfactorily after elementary school punishment

29 MAR....UNITED STATES: Holmes County teacher accused of paddling an excessive number of students (with video clip)
Investigation at a middle school in Florida

30 MAR....UNITED STATES: Schools Under Pressure to Spare the Rod Forever (illustrated)
The New York Times pulls together the ongoing Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico CP stories for a national overview

31 MAR....MALAYSIA: Rapist uncle gets 51 years' jail, whipping (illustrated)
21 strokes of the rotan for 34-year-old, pictured, who pleaded guilty to incest

31 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Stressed teacher beats boy, 13 (illustrated)
Caning leaves marks on buttocks, pictured

31 MAR....UNITED STATES: New Orleans archbishop should stop meddling at St. Augustine High School (illustrated)
Letter to the Editor from a former student; "bring back paddling" rally is pictured

April 2011

02 APR....MALAYSIA: Pirate taxi driver gets 15 years for another rape offence (illustrated)
Plus four strokes of the cane for 27-year-old, pictured

02 APR....SINGAPORE: 'Heartbeat Molester' gets 10 years' jail, 21 strokes (illustrated)
Heavy penalty for serial molester, 48, pictured

04 APR....NEW ZEALAND: Schools fall to anarchy without tough discipline
Retired school principal describes a boy's strapping that had the desired effect

05 APR....SINGAPORE: S. Korean jailed for housebreaking, theft (illustrated)
36-year-old, pictured, also gets three strokes of the cane

05 APR....UNITED STATES: Lufkin ISD reacts to paddling incident at Brookhollow Elementary
Mother complains, but Texas school district has no plan to change CP policy

06 APR....UNITED STATES: Governor signs bill to ban corporal punishment
No more paddling in New Mexico

07 APR....ZIMBABWE: Boy stuns court
15-year-old schoolboy sentenced to four strokes of the cane for sodomy

13 APR....MALAYSIA: Rocker jailed for drugs (illustrated)
Pop group lead vocalist, 42, pictured, also to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Whipping of prisoners was family affair
Potted history of JCP in Delaware, last used in 1952

20 APR....SINGAPORE: Cabby broke relative's arm over dog 'abuse' (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, gets 18 months' jail and three strokes of the cane

21 APR....SINGAPORE: Youth sentenced to jail, caning for raping step-sister
10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 18-year-old

21 APR....UNITED STATES: Principals must file a checklist when using corporal punishment
A Louisiana school district says paddling is here to stay

24 APR....UNITED STATES: In Defense of Flogging
Author of provocative new book explains why he is advocating JCP

25 APR....UNITED STATES: A revival of flogging?
Comments on new pro-CP book

26 APR....MALAYSIA: Jailed for rape, robbery (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, gets 30 years plus 16 rotan strokes

28 APR....UNITED STATES: Spanking in School: How much is too much? (with video clip)
'Line every Tuesday and Thursday at the office for swats' at a Missouri school

May 2011

05 MAY....NIGERIA: Teenager sentenced to 20 strokes of the cane for stealing
Boy, 16, had stolen a bag from a mosque

05 MAY....UNITED STATES: House Bill Addresses Spanking in Schools (with video clip)
Legislative manoeuvring in Texas

10 MAY....SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi girls flogged for attack on orphanage head
Six teens get 10 lashes each in a women's prison

11 MAY....BARBADOS: 'Chaos' to remove corporal punishment
It helps deter bad behaviour in school, says national crime official

11 MAY....IRELAND: Call for 'stripping and whipping' after Laois raid
Bring back judicial CP for thugs, says local politician

11 MAY....UNITED STATES: Senate OKs bill to limit corporal punishment in public schools
In North Carolina, parents may now withhold permission for paddling if new law is confirmed

11 MAY....UNITED STATES: Gaston schools still wield the paddle
School CP situation in a N. Carolina district

11 MAY....UNITED STATES: BMS principal faces accusations of abuse
Dispute over a middle-school paddling in Kentucky

13 MAY....UNITED STATES: A tender subject: School spankings
Texas House approves bill giving urban parents right to refuse CP

15 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Binga boy gets two cane strokes for sex with minor
Court orders corporal punishment for 17-year-old, to be administered at local prison

16 MAY....UNITED STATES: Bill gives parents more power to say no to corporal punishment (with video clip)
More on new Texas legislation

16 MAY....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment in schools: Muscogee County to renew its policy (with video clip)
A Georgia school district retains paddling

19 MAY....MALAYSIA: Medicine man gets 42 years and whipping for rape (illustrated)
37-year-old, pictured, ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan

19 MAY....MALAYSIA: Drug possession: Gardener gets 10-year-jail and 10 strokes (illustrated)
Rotan for offender, 25, pictured

21 MAY....UNITED STATES: Advocates call for end to paddling in 45 Kentucky school districts
Includes CP statistics for certain areas

22 MAY....UNITED STATES: Baldwin County school board OKs changes, start of progressive reforms
Corporal punishment abolished in an Alabama school district

23 MAY....UNITED STATES: School spanking case shows divide in state
A Texas principal has his life ruined by parental allegations despite doing what they had asked

23 MAY....UNITED STATES: At St. Augustine, Some Want the Paddle Back a Year After Ban
Dispute over New Orleans Catholic school rumbles on

25 MAY....UNITED STATES: Flogging Could Answer America's Prison Problem (Seriously): Books Review
Another review of the Moskos book advocating JCP

27 MAY....UNITED STATES: California Prisons Overcrowded: Is Flogging the Answer?
JCP book considered in light of court ruling to release thousands of prisoners

27 MAY....UNITED STATES: Birthday spankings at eastern Iowa school spark complaints, probe
"Pat on the backside" tradition at elementary school, viewed by most as harmless fun, is stopped by one complaint

31 MAY....MALAYSIA: Postman gets life, rotan for cannabis offence (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, to receive 12 strokes for planting cannabis trees

31 MAY....SINGAPORE: 4 years' jail and caning for rioter (illustrated)
27-year-old gangster, pictured, gets 12 strokes

31 MAY....SINGAPORE: Caned for their Facebook spat
Two St Andrew's boys bend over for punishment in Discipline Master's office

June 2011

01 JUN....AFGHANISTAN: Afghan judge whips man for drinking alcohol (illustrated)
Flogging turns out to be legal after all; courtroom punishment is pictured

01 JUN....UNITED STATES: St. Aug alumni sue consultant in paddling controversy (with video clip)
Latest twist in New Orleans Catholic school's CP dispute

02 JUN....UNITED STATES: Imprisonment and the Lash (illustrated)
Article by Peter Moskos, author of book advocating JCP; pic shows Indonesian caning

03 JUN....UNITED STATES: Book review: Lash and release
More on the Moskos book

10 JUN....MALAYSIA: Jail and rotan for child rapist (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 15 strokes of the rotan

10 JUN....SINGAPORE: Burglar gets 7 years' jail and 24 strokes (illustrated)
29-year-old violent robber, pictured, had attacked homes and jewellery shops

10 JUN....UNITED STATES: On flogging, chain gangs, and minimum prison sentences (illustrated)
Canadian magazine interviews Peter Moskos; vintage pic shows US prison flogging

12 JUN....SINGAPORE: The caning of Michael Fay (illustrated)
Memoirs of former foreign minister reveal 1994 behind-the-scenes drama

13 JUN....UNITED STATES: Five Years, or Five Lashes?
Further comments on Moskos book

16 JUN....MALAYSIA: Court reduces jail-rotan sentence of rapist uncle (illustrated)
Offender, pictured, to get 13 strokes instead of 21

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment Option Upheld in Randolph Co. Schools
A North Carolina district decides to keep CP on its books

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Gaston County Schools puts down the paddle
CP comes to an end in another NC district

24 JUN....SINGAPORE: Serial burglar stole $1m in 2-year spree (illustrated)
Previous repeat offender, 48, pictured, now gets 13 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane

25 JUN....MALAYSIA: Rape: Filipino gets 10 years, four strokes (illustrated)
Caning ordered for 19-year-old, pictured

27 JUN....UNITED STATES: Should Flogging Be an Alternative to Prison?
A view from Time Magazine

28 JUN....UNITED STATES: Josephites' new leader disavows interview, says paddling must end at St. Augustine High School
More from New Orleans on a saga that just runs and runs

30 JUN....AUSTRALIA: Schools don't spare rod
Out-of-state politician surprised to find CP used in Queensland private Christian schools

July 2011

01 JUL....MALAYSIA: Man gets 12 years' jail, six strokes for gang robbery (illustrated)
25-year-old is pictured after sentencing

01 JUL....UNITED STATES: The War On Drugs Has Overpopulated Our Prisons. What if We Gave Prisoners the Option of Being Flogged Instead of Jailed? (with video clip)
More discussion of Peter Moskos JCP proposals, plus a 6-minute TV interview with him

08 JUL....MALAYSIA: Youth jailed 3 years for injuring friend (illustrated)
Plus three strokes of the rotan for 19-year-old, pictured

09 JUL....AUSTRALIA: School defends their [sic] use of the cane
Christian schools in Western Australia still using CP

13 JUL....UNITED STATES: Paddling on the decline, but still alive in WNC schools
38 school districts in North Carolina still allow CP

21 JUL....UNITED STATES: CISD board bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Texas school district

24 JUL....UGANDA: Report says 81% of kids caned at school
CP prevalent despite theoretical ban

26 JUL....UNITED STATES: Huntington ISD votes to retain 'retire/rehire' employees
Another Texas district makes CP more readily available

27 JUL....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for habitual offender with six convictions (illustrated)
Armed robber, 29, pictured, is to spend 8 years in prison and receive three strokes of the rotan

28 JUL....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for Burger King worker in armed robbery (illustrated)
Filipino, 32, pictured, gets the maximum 24 strokes

30 JUL....SINGAPORE: Poly student, ex-commando, rapist
15 strokes of the cane and 13 years' jail for 24-year-old

August 2011

02 AUG....MALAYSIA: Consented sex with girl lands man in jail (illustrated)
Five years in jail and three strokes of the cane for man, 34, pictured

03 AUG....NIGERIA: Court orders that undergraduate be flogged for theft
Six strokes of the cane for stealing a mobile phone

04 AUG....NIGERIA: Ex-convict Bags 3-year Jail Term For Stealing
18-year-old is also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the cane at the scene of the crime

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: Judge Tony Aloi suggests teen deserves a spanking
NY 18-year-old robbed his own parents

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: To spank or not to spank? That is question area school districts face
Debate goes on in Missouri as some parents support CP

11 AUG....NEW ZEALAND: Cheap, easy and better than jail school
Replace jail with flogging for non-violent offenders and cut prison overcrowding, suggests writer

13 AUG....SINGAPORE: Dishwasher molested teenager in lift (illustrated)
Four years' prison and six strokes of the cane for aggressor, 20, pictured

18 AUG....GHANA: 94 per cent of Ghanaian parents endorse corporal punishment -- Survey
So do 92% of students and 64% of teachers

20 AUG....MALAYSIA: 'They forced us into piracy' (illustrated)
Four strokes and 10 years each for two Indonesians, pictured, who robbed ships at sea

24 AUG....UNITED STATES: Paddling is Still Allowed in Montgomery Schools and Across Alabama
But parents may opt out by sending a letter each year

25 AUG....KENYA: Resume corporal punishment, Muslim leaders say
Banning school caning has led to increased cases of indiscipline, they claim

25 AUG....SINGAPORE: 15 years, 12 strokes for stabbing death (illustrated)
36-year-old, pictured, is convicted of culpable homicide that judge says was "completely unnecessary"

25 AUG....UNITED STATES: Policy will ban spanking
A North Carolina district abandons the paddle

25 AUG....UNITED STATES: New school rules cover sex offenders, student behavior, attire, more
Another N. Carolina district reaffirms the use of CP

September 2011

01 SEP....SINGAPORE: Gambling debts land sales assistant in jail (illustrated)
41-year-old, pictured, gets 15 strokes of the cane for stealing and harassment

01 SEP....UNITED STATES: Texas School Paddlings Must Have Parental Consent
New law comes into effect

02 SEP....SINGAPORE: Jail and caning for molesting teenager in lift (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for molester, 26, pictured

06 SEP....GHANA: Boys prefer corporal punishment in schools -- Survey
Seven out of eight male students think caning is necessary, but girls resent it

14 SEP....UNITED STATES: Darlington County School District responds to paddling 'award' (with video clip)
CP statistics for a South Carolina district

16 SEP....UNITED KINGDOM: Survey reveals support for caning unruly pupils
Half of parents think CP should be brought back

18 SEP....SOUTH AFRICA: Sjambok rule at Home Affairs
People queueing for visas are struck on buttocks and legs by officials

20 SEP....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment policy reviewed in Ozark
Paddling returns to an Alabama district that had abandoned it

21 SEP....UNITED STATES: Ban sought on corporal punishment in Ky. schools
1,573 paddlings in latest year

22 SEP....UNITED STATES: Calhoun County schools move to eliminate corporal punishment
No more paddling in one S. Carolina district

24 SEP....UNITED STATES: Saying 'No' to the 'Board of Applied Psychology' (illustrated)
13 out of 85 S. Carolina districts still use CP; historic paddle is pictured

25 SEP....UNITED STATES: Proposed federal ban would end paddling in schools
Move by congresswoman from New York and its implications for Alabama

27 SEP....UNITED STATES: Make spanking decision locally
Louisiana columnist opposes federal-level interference

28 SEP....SOUTH AFRICA: Pupils want the rod back
"Overwhelming" support for the cane from high school students

29 SEP....MALAYSIA: 15 years' jail, 10 strokes for having cannabis (illustrated)
Culprit, 30, is pictured after sentencing

29 SEP....PAPUA NEW GUINEA: PNG minister considers corporal punishment in schools
There has been a breakdown in discipline, he says

29 SEP....UGANDA: Nebbi LC chairman held over stealing goat
He is given 12 strokes of the cane and relieved of his duties

30 SEP....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment in Castleford? Not for Much Longer
Idaho one of the only non-Southern states still allowing paddling

October 2011

01 OCT....MALAYSIA: Six Indonesian pirates jailed for 10 years (illustrated)
Plus four strokes of the rotan each for group, pictured

04 OCT....UNITED STATES: Parents sign letter banning corporal punishment in Burke Co. schools (with video clip)
New rules in force in a N. Carolina district

05 OCT....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment policy could be reviewed
Various NC districts react in light of new legislation

06 OCT....ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: AG wants Corporal Punishment Act removed
Official proposal to abolish flogging

06 OCT....UNITED STATES: Board of education votes to ban corporal punishment
End of paddling in another part of North Carolina

09 OCT....AUSTRALIA: ACT smack ban plan given big slap down
Majority of Canberrans oppose making spanking illegal

11 OCT....MALAYSIA: First Sabah Syariah caning
Five lashes for adultery on Borneo

11 OCT....NIGERIA: Court Orders 12 Strokes Of Cane On Convict
18-year-old was convicted of trespass and theft

19 OCT....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for man who molested 14 years ago (illustrated)
Six strokes for 46-year-old, pictured

20 OCT....FRANCE: Spanking causes outrage at school
4-year-old claims teacher smacked his bare bottom

20 OCT....MALAYSIA: Bornfree gets jail, cane for rape of 12-year-old (illustrated)
12 years and 10 strokes of the rotan for 26-year-old, pictured

24 OCT....MALAYSIA: A stroke of searing pain
Illegal immigrant describes caning

27 OCT....MALAYSIA: Caning: Deterrent or abuse? (illustrated)
Facts are disputed over caning procedure

28 OCT....SINGAPORE: Malaysian jailed for plot to rob friend of $216,000 (illustrated)
Perpetrator, 26, pictured, also ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane

November 2011

03 NOV....IRAN: Lashings threatened for 2 Iranian soccer stars (illustrated)
Players, pictured, face public punishment on football pitch

03 NOV....SINGAPORE: Man rammed police car, punched officer (illustrated)
15 strokes of the cane for recidivist 31-year-old, pictured

04 NOV....UNITED STATES: School Notes: Spanking in schools, supply grants, All-Stars
Some districts in Florida still using the paddle

05 NOV....UNITED STATES: L.S.U. Star Toughened at New Orleans School (illustrated)
Footballer Tyrann Mathieu, pictured, proud of his heavy-paddling Catholic school

09 NOV....UNITED STATES: Ozark school board approves corporal punishment
Reintroduction of paddling in an Alabama district

10 NOV....UNITED STATES: School Paddling Update
CP policies in certain Louisiana districts summarized

12 NOV....SINGAPORE: 21 years for 'cobbler' heroin trafficker (illustrated)
Nepalese, 24, pictured, will also undergo a 24-stroke caning

24 NOV....BOTSWANA: Female court bailiffs can flog male convicts - Tshireletso
But in practice they are usually male, says minister

December 2011

02 DEC....NIGERIA: 2 Brothers Receive 26 Strokes Of Cane For Theft
Boys, 14 and 16, caned within court premises and then freed

02 DEC....SINGAPORE: Jail and caning for suicidal slasher (illustrated)
41-year-old, pictured, sentenced to six strokes of the cane

02 DEC....SINGAPORE: Jail and caning for bashing wife (illustrated)
Father, 27, pictured, gets 15 months and six strokes

07 DEC....UNITED STATES: Middle school teacher accused of spanking students released from jail (with video clip)
Accused of spanking 12-year-old male students in a S. Carolina district that does not permit CP

10 DEC....SINGAPORE: 24 strokes for man who robbed cabbies (illustrated)
Plus six years in prison for 43-year-old, pictured

10 DEC....UNITED STATES: WFISD not yanking spanking rule
A Texas district decides to keep the paddle, but it must now be administered by an official of the same sex as the offender

10 DEC....UNITED STATES: Use of corporal punishment in Miss. schools declines
Statistics show sharp fall in paddlings in some districts, increases in others

12 DEC....UNITED STATES: Does spanking belong in MFISD schools?
President of a Texas school board gives permission for his own offspring to be paddled

14 DEC....UNITED STATES: Ennis ISD eyes policy change
A Texas school district decides to abandon same-sex rule at elementary level but keep it for grades 7 through 12

16 DEC....MALAYSIA: Three teenagers get jail, cane for gang robbery (illustrated)
Youths, pictured, get 6 years and one stroke of the cane each

16 DEC....UNITED STATES: Former Mount Vernon principal faces disciplinary charges
Ongoing fuss about birthday spankings in Iowa

21 DEC....SOUTH AFRICA: Teachers quit over lack of discipline
Violence escalating since abolition of CP, says teachers' union

20 DEC....SINGAPORE: Loan shark runner returns to crime day after his ankle tag is removed (illustrated)
Five years' jail and 20 strokes of the cane for repeated offender, 23, pictured

22 DEC....MALAYSIA: Gold necklace snatcher gets seven years (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, is also ordered to receive a three-stroke caning

23 DEC....UNITED STATES: St. Aug board struggle is settled; paddling is banned
End of a long and proud CP tradition at New Orleans Catholic boys' school

27 DEC....IVORY COAST: Ivorian students take a beating from their headmaster - with the help of soldiers (with video clip)
Video shows two secondary students being whipped in school courtyard

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