We had a debate with a couple of Russians the other day, and I wonder about your opinions. The case in question is this. A father kept beating and locking up his children every day for making noise. When he locked up his children in too dark places, they made even more noise by screaming in fear. A few times the neighbors heard it and threatened to call the police. If the police had actually come, would they have had a case against the father? Discuss.