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Facebook Live beating sparks debate over corporal punishment

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A disturbing four-minute Facebook Live video of a Georgia mother beating her teenage daughter has sparked a debate about corporal punishment and Internet shaming, according to The Washington Post. 

"This is my page now," the mother, Shanavia Miller, said after the beating was over. "Now I'm gonna need y'all to send this viral. Please share this because I'm not done. More to come."


Facebook users have been calling for the mother's arrest since the video was posted on her daughter, Nia Green's Facebook page. 

Darnisha Green, a spokeswoman for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, told The Washington Post, Mill could still face criminal charges for the incident. 

"Our special victims unit looked into the case and officers talked to the mother and daughter," Green told The Washington Post. "Although the daughter said she felt safe in the home, the case has been referred to the Department of Family and Children Services."

Local news outlets reported that the video was posted shortly after Miller found out Nia had posted photos of her and her boyfriend in a towel to Facebook. In a Facebook post, Nia said her mother was outraged to find out she was sexually active. 


From there, Miller decided her daughter's punishment would also go on Facebook. 

Some called the mother's punishment harsh, while others said Miller taught her a valuable lesson: 

After the post went viral, Nia and her mother used her Facebook page to respond: 

"First Off I Shouldnt Embarrassed My Moma , I Love Her . Yes this is me . Niaaa . I Shouldnt even been doing what i did. No i didnt have vari in my house when she said not to . I was at his house . Im only 16 yrs old . I was gonna open up and tell her that i was having sex . I was just gonna wait a couple days to see how i was gone tell her . I understand why she did what she did. Everybody laughing and making reenactments . Sharing my pictures im seeing everything. I did go to the hospital only because i have exotic attacks & real bad head ache . I

embarrassed my moma so she embarrassed me . Im not defending the live video cas when school start next week all eyes on me . Im at work all eyes on me . I kno next time to just keep my business to myself." 

Her mother posted the following: 

"I love my daughter with all my heart what ever happens after this o well my daughter is not going to disrespect me or herself for nobody that s Bernie Mac !!! Ain't nothing change she still my baby girl ???? lesson learned now have a blessed day." 

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