New York court rules Long Island father used reasonable force in spanking son

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The story created a record-breaking Facebook buzz among News 12 viewers.

A New York court has ruled in favor of a Long Island father who used spanking as a form of discipline.

The Associated Press reports that the state appellate division dismissed a child neglect case, deciding that reasonable force was used when in the spanking of an 8-year-old boy for cursing at an adult.

It happened back in Oct. 2012 during a party at a friend's house. Suffolk...

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