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Judicial CP - March 1902

Corpun file 25346 at

Deseret Evening News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 March 1902, p.5

Given a Public Spanking.

Punishment Administered to Six Youthful Delinquents in Kearny, N.J.

When the Policemen Got Well Into Their Work, the Kids Yelled Like Bloody Murder.

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New York, March 4. -- Two policemen with broad hands and plenty of strength back of them acted as masters of ceremonies at a public spanking administered to youthful delinquents in Kearny, N.J., police court.

The boys, whose ages range from 10 to 12 years, were brought before Recorder Krebs on a charge of opening freight cars and destroying property.

Recorder Krebs sentenced each to "a good, hard spanking," as the alternative of a $5 fine. The parents spoke for the boys and chose the spanking.

Chief of Police Tolen selected two ablebodied policemen. Each took a boy and placed him across his knee in the approved position, and an instant later the courtroom rang with yells. When the round had been completed the youngsters were again arraigned. They were very penitent and after the court had admonished them against evildoing they promised to be good in the future and were discharged.

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