Any parent?? Not this one. I have never and would never lay a hand on my kids.the kind that would make any parent smack their kid.
Using the logic of just numbers terrorism is no more than a minor irritant hardly worth reporting and yet as I remember your reaction to 9/11 was somewhat stronger than that.Essentially yes. Our emotional reactions and calls for actions are much better placed on problems that affect more people. Every 12 minutes, someone dies in a car accident in the US. It makes much more sense to focus effort and emotion on that issue than feeling sorry for a trouble-making girl who got treated a little rough.
I suspect such apparent callousness to how this girl was treated stems more from a blind subservience to figures of authority than any truly rational thinking. Were you smacked a lot when you were young by any chance?