Child abusers escape jail time

One of Goode’s other cases involved Talisha Lavette Smith, a former Summit neighborhood day care operator who has been in the news for receiving probation after admitting to slapping then-7-month-old Kendra Gaddie so hard last year that it caused bleeding on her brain.

Caution urged on SC child abuse legislation

ETA Times have changed....a slap in the old days just redden your face but according to the thesaurus these words are synonyms. It's no wonder that abuse and deaths of children has become an everyday occurrence.

slap - the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand, smacking, smack
spank - a slap with the flat of the hand
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"