Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, September 27, 2022


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Is using hot sauce to punish day care children a criminal act?

“This is disturbing,” said Barry Matson, Executive Director of Alabama District Attorney’s Association. “It needs investigating. And it needs to be looked into. And if the elements of the offense are there, then I feel confident in the law enforcement of Jefferson County and the DA’s office going forward.”

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Hoover pastor confirms children punished with hot sauce at church day care; another mother comes forward

"It turns out that for some time - years if not decades - our day school has had a practice when a child bites another child, or when a child misbehaves, they have hot sauce put on their tongues,” Bassham said. “This practice has stopped. It will never be done again.”