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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father…

posted by on January 27 at 15:02 PM

A former Albany man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for using a high-voltage stun gun on his 18-month-old son.

Rian Wittman was arrested in February and agreed to a plea bargain last year. The sentence was imposed Friday. Prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said the stun gun delivered 30,000 volts during testing….

The prosecution said the child’s mother saw marks on the boy in January 2007 and, thinking it was a rash, wanted to take him to a doctor. But Wittman talked her out of it, Dinsmore said.

“He described to her that he used the stun gun to play peekaboo with the child,” Dinsmore said. “The mother did not report the incident, and that was a mistake on her part.”

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So like just yesterday you were going on about how much you liked E-stim.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | January 27, 2008 3:12 PM

How exactly can one use a stun gun to play peekaboo?

Posted by Nic | January 27, 2008 3:29 PM

Maybe I'm just missing something, Savage, but it seems as if the majority of what you post indicates only one parent in abuse, and is seems as if it's almost always a male parent, related OR not. So are you advocating single motherhood and/or lesbians'-only parent-child households?
But the implication of not letting gays have children is well taken the rest of the time.

Posted by Marty | January 27, 2008 3:30 PM


you just stick 'em with the stun gun while saying "PEEKABOO!" all wide-eyed, acting excited and surprised.

it works with knives and guns as well.

Posted by greg | January 27, 2008 3:38 PM

I'm trying to wrap my mind around that concept as well, No. 2.


Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 27, 2008 3:38 PM

My youngsters prefer Pit Bull hide & seek.

Posted by J.R. | January 27, 2008 4:02 PM

"mistake on her part"? That's it, she made a mistake and we're sure she'll never do it again? Nice.

Posted by bob | January 27, 2008 7:56 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | January 27, 2008 8:10 PM

Sad, so sad! hope he gets tazed and his wife too! ohhh, was that harsh? TOO BAD! they deserve it and to loose custody of the child! hey better yet, let the kid do the tazzing! he he

Posted by LauraS | January 27, 2008 10:53 PM

Here is my human species membership card, I'm done.

Posted by Geneva | January 28, 2008 1:15 AM

I play peek-a-boo with a crossbow.

Posted by Johnny | January 28, 2008 6:59 AM

Cool. When I become a father, can I just shoot other parents who are being horrible to their children? I can? Kthxbye.

Posted by Greg | January 28, 2008 8:15 AM

@3: The point is that right wing nuts are always raving about how children deserve a father and mother. Just think how much better off that kid would be if he didn't have a daddy.

Posted by Carollani | January 28, 2008 9:09 AM

How fun would Pit Bull Taser Peek-A-Boo be?

Rule 1: Everyone must keep hot dogs in their pockets and a wet sponge between their teeth.

Aaaaaand GO!

Posted by monkey | January 28, 2008 10:23 AM

@13 Or that daddy, anyway.

Posted by Marty | January 28, 2008 12:10 PM

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