The courts clearly want to take over the role of being the parent.
Well, I suggest that all parents take their children to court to be disciplined by the judges. They clearly understand the difference between a spank and assault as they put the 2 things into the same category.
All parents and the entire country with 20 million children need to pitch up at court daily to get their children's misbehaved actions corrected. The courts clearly can handle the workload in their 8 hour shifts, so it's time for parents to start contacting judges 24 hours a day as they are the new parents on the block.