A now-viral video shows what some say is a mother going to extreme lengths to discipline her child. Since its release, it has sparked a debate online over the rights of parents in the legal system.
Mad World News reported that the video was posted on Facebook by a father named Shane Hamre. In his post, he alleges that he found the video on his son’s iPad one day while searching through it with the young boy. In the video, a woman said to be the boy’s mother can be seen singing along to a track when she suddenly stops, puts the device down, and screams at her two sons. While she’s screaming at the kids, it sounds as though she is smacking them, and Hamre claims that she in fact was.
Hamre wrote in his Facebook post:
I found this video on my son's I pad that was obviously recorded by his mother. I apologize for the horrible singing, but watch and listen after the 1 minute mark. You will hear her smacking my son and her other son, and the God awful things she screams at my poor son. My son watched this with me and he was terrified his mother would find out I watched this and that he would be hit again. He said she hits him when she is mad. Nobody's kid deserves this.
Hamre said that he brought the footage to a judge, who did nothing to address it. That has fueled debate online over what some say is a clear bias toward mothers in the legal system.
“I took this to court today, and once again our wonderful Kitsap County judges did NOTHING,” Hamre claimed. “They basically told me too bad. If this was a female complaining about the father, the father would be arrested. I am so so so so sad for my son.”
Some seemed to think that Hamre’s situation, legally, is proof of problems within the family court system, according to Daily Mail.
“YES!!! the courts are extremely biased AGAINST THE FATHER, and i am speaking from personal experience,” wrote one user on Mad World News’ report.