A black Arkansas grandmother who whipped her granddaughter with a switch is facing criminal charges, while a white Alabama grandfather caught spanking his kids has had the charges against him dropped.
Norma Toussaint, 70, took a switch to her granddaughter for not throwing food away as she’d been told, according to the 12-year-old. The Hot Springs Police Department arrested the elderly woman over the June 27 incident and charged her with domestic battery in the 2nd degree, ArkansasMatters reports.
Toussaint’s granddaughter was not bleeding and her skin had not been broken.
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Meanwhile in Alabama, white grandfather James Chapman has been cleared of any wrongdoing after getting arrested for physically disciplining his adopted grand-kids.
Someone at a local McDonald’s called police on Chapman after witnessing him get physical with the kids on June 29.
Since surveillance video didn’t capture Chapman being unnecessarily rough with the kids, he was let go.
“I was done unjust. I should have never been arrested but I was,” Chapman told KXAN, speaking as if he were a martyr just back from the Mount.
Chapman says from now on he will be “very careful” about disciplining the kids in public for fear of arrest.