They said it wouldn't happen

Dad charged with child assault over ear flicking – 29 Jan 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

They said it wouldn’t happen that common-sense would prevail but no-one counted on the busy-bodies.
[quote]Police have charged a man, who complained publicly when he was warned about flicking his son on the ear, with child assault.

Professional musician James “Jimmy” Mason, 49, has been charged with two counts of assaulting a child.

Police said the charges relates to an incident on December 19 when Mason was with his two children.

Mason flicked his three-year-old son Seth after a biking accident involving his two-year-old son Zach who had injured his eye.[/quote]

He was originally warned that went on his record, now it appears his record is going to get worse. So much for trifling and inconsequential!!!

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