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Are women punished more harshly for killing an intimate partner?
"Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for a man she killed when she was 16 years old. This week though, Brown was granted clemency by the Tennessee governor after appeals by her lawyers claiming that she was a victim of sex trafficking who feared for her life. Brown, now aged 30, will remain on parole supervision for 10 years so long as she retains a job and participates in regular counseling sessions. The man Brown killed was Johnny Allen, who had taken her to his house that night. Though he wasn't her partner, the case prompted me to look at sentencing statistics for intimate partner violence in the US. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for a man she killed when she was 16 years old. This week though, Brown was granted clemency by the Tennessee governor after appeals by her lawyers claiming that she was a victim of sex trafficking who feared for her life. Brown, now aged 30, will remain on parole supervision for 10 years so long as she retains a job and participates in regular counseling sessions. The man Brown killed was Johnny Allen, who had taken her to his house that night. Though he wasn't her partner, the case prompted me to look at sentencing statistics for intimate partner violence in the US."
The Guardian, January 12, 2019

Mom accused of shooting, killing daughter held without bail
"A Kent woman was ordered to be held without bail Wednesday after police said she shot and killed her teenage daughter. The 52-year-old woman was identified in court papers as Svetlana Laurel, a former Boeing employee. According to a statement of probable cause released by King County prosecutors, Laurel showed up at her ex-husband's house on Tuesday night and told her 12-year-old son she had a Christmas gift for him. She then bound the child with zip ties, stuffed a sock in his mouth and threatened to use a stun gun on him if he made noise, the report said. When Laurel's ex-husband and 14-year-old daughter returned to the house, Laurel used the stun gun on her ex, the report said. The girl went upstairs to her room and dialed 911. Within minutes Laurel confronted the girl – a loud noise followed, the report said."
KOMO News (WA), December 19, 2018

Brooklyn man fatally slashes longtime girlfriend in neck then tries to kill himself
"A 58-year-old Brooklyn man fatally slashed his longtime girlfriend in the neck early Tuesday, then turned the knife on himself in a failed suicide bid, officials said. Cops arrived at the grisly scene inside the apartment on Lefferts Ave. near Washington Ave. — just east of Prospect Park — at about 5 a.m. Relatives said the couple had been together for years, but the relationship recently soured. The cafeteria supervisor at NYU was trying to save enough money to move out of Borneo's apartment, Joseph said. "
NY Daily News, November 13, 2018

How zero tolerance forces undocumented victims into the shadows
"It was in order to encourage survivors like Varona to report a crime that Congress created a new class of visa in 2000. U-visas allow undocumented victims of violence who can show that they helped in the investigation or prosecution of a crime to remain in the US legally and eventually obtain a green card. But a policy change issued in June as part of Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" regime, the subject of a major Guardian investigation this week, is undermining the U-visa's very purpose by deporting crime victims whose applications for the visa are denied. The result, advocates say, is that a program designed to hold violent criminals accountable by offering a modicum of security to undocumented victims has been warped into a system where victims must increase their risk of deportation in exchange for a slim chance of justice. "It's unconscionable," said Cecelia Levin, the senior policy counsel of Asista, an organization that advocates for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. "It contravenes and undermines the intent of establishing that program, which is to encourage people to come forward, which keeps us all safer.""
The Guardian, October 16, 2018

Staten Island Pro boxer and former Olympian Marcus Browne busted for allegedly choking ex-girlfriend, his third arrest involving her
"Pro boxer and former Olympian Marcus Browne has been arrested for allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend — his third arrest involving her, the Daily News has learned. The undefeated light-heavyweight attacked the 30-year-old victim, the mother of his daughter, during an argument inside her Park Hill Ave. apartment in Clifton the morning of Sept. 27, prosecutors charge. Their daughter was not there but the victim's mother was, a source said. Browne, 27 grabbed the woman around her neck, then repeatedly kicked the front door, damaging it, prosecutors say. "
NY Daily News, October 16, 2018

Man accused of killing mother of his two young kids charged with murder
"The young mom tried in vain to protect herself from her crazed ex, Sanchez's family members told the Daily News — calling 911 just 24 hours before she was killed when Rivera showed up on her doorstep, breaking an order of protection."
NY Daily News, October 9, 2018

Queens woman killed by ex in murder-suicide contacted NYPD twice in days before killings
"The NYPD twice bungled the complaints of a terrified Queens woman targeted by an obsessive ex-boyfriend in the days before he fatally shot her, police sources said Saturday. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Regan Smith cited three vandalism incidents linked to spurned lover Nelson Giron, 47 — the last two just four days before he entered her apartment and opened fire, said the sources and friends of the victim. "The brass is not happy with how the 114 (Precinct) handled these complaints," said a source with knowledge of the case. "
NY Daily News, September 22, 2018

Jermain Taylor arrested, charged with domestic battery and assault
"Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was arrested Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, after another alleged domestic violence incident in which he is said to have threatened to kill a woman. According to a police report, Taylor, 40, allegedly punched a woman and held a knife to her throat. He was arrested at his home at 3:25 p.m. and was booked in Pulaski County jail on charges of third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault on a family or household member. Earlier this month, Arkansas prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against Taylor when his accuser halted contact with authorities. Those charges stemmed from a July 2017 arrest after a woman alleged Taylor bit her on the arm and face and threatened to kill her. Taylor in 2016 was given concurrent six-year suspended sentences for three separate incidents in 2014 and 2015, after he pleaded guilty to six counts of aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threatening and a second-degree battery charge."
ESPN News, August 30, 2018

Ex-beau sought in woman's brutal stabbing on Queens street
"A vengeful ex-boyfriend stabbed the mother of his children more than 20 times as she stepped out of a livery cab in Queens, leaving her badly hurt and bleeding in the street, cops said. The 31-year-old victim somehow survived the brutal Tuesday morning assault — though her lung was punctured and her throat slit. The madman missed her pulmonary artery and other vital organs, cops said. Portoviejo has two children in common with the victim, and he's attacked her before — on Aug. 13, as she got out of a cab in Elmhurst, on her way home from work, he ambushed her and started choking her, police said."
NY Daily News, August 29, 2018

Man sentenced for forcing girlfriend to stay in hotel room naked, have sex with his friends
"LANSING, Mich. — A man who forced his girlfriend to stay in a hotel room naked and have sex with his friends will spend a minimum of 25 years in prison. Alphonso Russell, 48, of suburban Holt, Michigan, and his girlfriend lived at a Lansing area hotel for a month because Russell had said his landlord was violent and he didn't want to risk her safety, she told the court during a preliminary hearing. The State Journal and USA TODAY do not typically identify victims of sexual assault. Russell was sentenced Friday and now is incarcerated in the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidence Center in Jackson, Michigan, where he'll spend at least the next two weeks being evaluated before transfer to another state prison."
Lansing (MI) State Journal, July 30, 2018

Victim of triple homicide tried and failed to get protection order
"ATHENS — One of the victims of a triple homicide today in Limestone County had twice requested a protection-from-abuse order against the suspect, her ex-husband, and been denied both times. The suspect — Darwin Brazier, 43 — "is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near his residence at Cook Road in Madison County," according to a statement from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office at 8:19 p.m."
Decatur Daily, July 1, 2018

Husband accused of burning wife with hot oil, smothering infant son
"A Clatskanie man was in jail Thursday on attempted murder and domestic violence charges, accused of forcing his wife's hand into a pan of boiling oil and trying to suffocate the couple's son, according to court records. Columbia County deputies arrested Jeremiah D. Crothers, 34, early Wednesday and booked him into Columbia County Jail. His wife told investigators that Crothers attacked her and her son Sunday and again Tuesday, according to a probable cause affidavit. Those episodes marked the culmination of weeks of abuse and threats, police said. Crothers threw her against a wall Sunday while she was holding their son, injuring the 7-month-old's head, she said."
The Oregonian, January 18, 2018

Officers shot - Domestic Violence Suspect
"YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Three deputies and a police officer were shot while searching for a wanted man in York County Tuesday morning. During a press conference, the York County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night to a domestic violence related incident at a home on Farrier Lane, which is located outside of the city of York. Before deputies arrived, the alleged suspect, identified as 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall, reportedly fled from the home on foot. He was wanted for allegedly assaulting a woman at the home, deputies said. York County K-9 officers were then called in to track McCall, deputies said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, McCall allegedly "fired shots," ultimately striking a K-9 handler, deputies say. The K-9 handler was then taken to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. ", January 16, 2018

Two NYPD cops suspended after allegedly ignoring order to check on Brooklyn mother who was later found dead
"The NYPD has suspended two cops for apparently failing to respond to a Brooklyn mother's 911 call in the hours before she was found dead, police sources said Thursday. The officers were identified as Wing Hong Lau and Wael Jaber, both 11-year veterans. The department's Internal Affairs Bureau will be reviewing every step of the officers' response to Tonie Wells' address in Crown Heights, an NYPD spokesman said. "The entire incident regarding any precinct communication and response issues are being reviewed by the department," the NYPD said in a statement."
NY Daily News, December 28, 2017

Man accused of stalking, assaulting woman at OIA bonds out of jail
"ORLANDO, Fla. — A man accused of stalking and then assaulting his former lover has bonded out of jail. The alleged assault happened in a parking garage at Orlando International Airport. Advertisement The woman said she asked police to escort her to her car, but claimed they refused and for her to just keep her phone on her if she had any problems. Orlando police later arrested Ricardo Garcia. Orlando police said they have launched an investigation. According to the arrest affidavit, the woman, who works at OIA, told police she was in fear for her life and scared of Garcia, who worked for a limousine service at the airport."
WESH2 (Florida), November 30, 2017

Brooklyn sex offender strangled his ex-girlfriend day after finishing Rikers sentence for assaulting her
"A 52-year-old man killed his ex-girlfriend a day after being released from Rikers Island, Queens prosecutors said Tuesday. Jerome Rivers, a registered sex offender, is now back at Rikers Island, charged with strangling Gia Pender inside her home on Centerville St. near Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park early Friday. Pender, 49, feared that Rivers was going to harm her and gave her wallet, credit cards and ID to a friend in case "anything happens," prosecutors said."
NY Daily News, October 3, 2017

Santa Barbara County Woman Rescued Near Las Vegas After Allegedly Being Kidnapped by Ex-Boyfriend
"Update: A Santa Barbara County woman who was allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend has been found safe near Las Vegas. The man has not yet been caught, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Original Story: A Santa Barbara County woman and an ex-boyfriend who allegedly kidnapped her are believed to be traveling in the Las Vegas area, officials said Monday. Joseph Hetzel, left, and Virginia Paris are seen in photos released Sept. 1, 2017, by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Joseph Hetzel, left, and Virginia Paris are seen in photos released Sept. 1, 2017, by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have been searching for Virginia Paris, 55, since last Friday, when she was abducted by 52-year-old Joseph Hetzel shortly after leaving work in Solvang, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office."
KTLA 5, September 5, 2017

Man kept girlfriend, 43, prisoner in dirty Bronx home for three months under threat of death, cops say
"Richard Rosa, 36, is facing a slew of criminal charges for turning his E. 199th St. apartment near Decatur Ave. in Norwood into a prison for his 43-year-old victim."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 12, 2016.

Good Samaritan shot and killed while trying to stop alleged domestic violence in Texas parking lot
"The unidentified Good Samaritan in San Antonio told the assailant from his car to "take (his) hands off" his wife or girlfriend before the alleged domestic abuser opened fire, according to Police Chief William McManus."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 25, 2016.

'Just stop, Daddy': A lawmaker beat his wife as his children pleaded with him, officials say
"The call was made Monday night from the home of South Carolina state Rep. Chris Corley, a young politician who made headlines last year when he staunchly fought to keep the Confederate flag flying on the statehouse grounds. The screaming voices appear to have come from his children.", December 31, 2016.

Indiana woman in intensive care after her ex tried to rip her tongue out
"Carleigh Hager, 25, underwent emergency surgery Tuesday to reattach her tongue in her throat after her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Cameron, viciously attacked her, USA Today reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 26, 2016.

Porn star Christy Mack's alleged 'rape fantasy' new focal point of War Machine abuse trial
"Koppenhaver is currently serving time after he was arrested on Aug. 8, 2014 for nearly beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mackinday, to death after a suspected cheating incident."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 9, 2017.

Montee Ball, former Broncos running back, gets 60 days in jail for two domestic violence incidents
"On Friday, according to TMZ, Ball was slapped with two 30-day jail sentences as punishment for for a pair of incidents: In February, shortly before the Super Bowl, the ex-Broncos running back allegedly hurled his then-girlfriend through a table in a hotel, and one month later, he was involved in an incident with another woman."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 5, 2016.

Pennsylvania man allegedly kills wife after being released on bond for assaulting, holding her captive for nearly 2 weeks
"A Pennsylvania man with a dark history of domestic abuse killed his wife late Tuesday after kidnapping her and leading cops on a helicopter-supported manhunt, before he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police and devastated relatives said. "
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 31, 2016.

Retired NYPD lieutenant slashes domestic violence officer ex-wife's neck over argument about picking kids up
" This is the second time Vincent Curulli, 49, has been charged with abusing his former spouse, who is a retired NYPD domestic violence officer, officials said.
In 2014, when the two were married, he was arrested for beating her in front of the couple's children at their Eltingville, Staten Island, home, according to court records."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2016.

Massachusetts man strangles mother of their 4-year-old son in front of the child: 'No, dad. No dad!'
"The child pleaded for Emilio De La Rosa to stop as he took the life of Wanda Rosa, according to a state police affidavit obtained by the Boston Globe. De La Rosa remains on the loose."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 14, 2016.

NYPD officer arrested for assaulting, threatening wife in Bronx after saying she wasn't 'sorry enough' for earlier incident
" An off-duty NYPD officer brazenly told the sergeant who arrested him that he beat his wife because she was not "sorry enough" about an incident that happened at a wedding, court documents show.
The recently promoted officer, Samiul Alam, 32, was arrested Saturday when cops were called to the couple's Parkchester apartment after the second alleged beating in less than a week."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 3, 2016.

Michigan man accused of killing four family members murdered his first wife in 1991
"Prosecutors said 49-year-old Gregory Green tied up his wife, slashed her face with a box cutter and shot her in the foot before making her watch him fatally shoot her teen son and daughter early Wednesday at their Dearborn Heights, Mich., home. Investigators said he also killed his young daughters by carbon monoxide poisoning."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 22, 2016.

Pierce faulted for domestic violence stance; Brown says she was abuse victim
"PORTLAND, Ore. — Republican candidate for Oregon governor Dr. Bud Pierce drew boos from the audience at the Portland City Club on Friday after his answer about combating domestic and sexual abuse in Oregon.
In an exchange on the topic, Governor Kate Brown publicly disclosed for the first time that she herself has been a victim of domestic violence. The incident referred to did not involve her current husband Dan Little, a campaign official said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 5, 2016.

Jose Reyes returns to Mets, as accused wife beater gets warm welcome from fans at Citi Field: 'If he beat on his wife, none of my personal business'
" The former Flushing favorite was greeted with a standing ovation and a rousing chorus of "Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose." Then he promptly struck out on three pitches in his first time at-bat.
There were no protesters outside the stadium. And most fans clearly weren't thinking about the alleged victim."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 5, 2016.

Two-timing NYPD sergeant busted for choking, hitting girlfriend after argument at her Queens home
"Sergio Gonzalez, 36, was arrested at his 28-year-old girlfriend's Ozone Park home at 3:20 a.m., according to cops. He was charged with strangulation, criminal mischief, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 7, 2016.

Connecticut woman charged with murder after mowing down abusive ex-boyfriend with her car found not guilty
"Cherelle Baldwin, 24, had been behind bars for three years on a $1 million bail after the May 2013 crash in Bridgeport that killed Jeffrey Brown. Police said Baldwin struck Brown, 24, in her red Pontiac and slammed him into the wall of a garage hard enough to crack the structure's concrete. "
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 31, 2016.

'Oh my God, you're alive': Beaten Pennsylvania woman pretends to be dead to avoid being killed by boyfriend
" A Pennsylvania woman whose boyfriend threw her down the stairs and stuffed a rag in her mouth faked a fatal seizure to avoid being killed by him, police said.
The woman spent Friday night in the basement of her Bethlehem home and surprised her boyfriend when she crawled back upstairs the next morning, according to a criminal complaint cited by WFMZ-TV."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 24, 2015.

Police officer fired after being arrested for stalking and harassment
" A police officer has been fired following his arrest for stalking and harassment.
John Fogarty, 33, from Greece, New York, was charged with stalking in the fourth degree and harassment in the second degree following a criminal investigation."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 15, 2015.

Denver cop accuses girlfriend of cheating, allegedly attacks and threatens to kill her
" A Denver police officer has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his cop girlfriend and threatening to kill her after accusing her of having an affair.
Veteran Officer Lane Warren Gardner, 48, was arrested in Westminster, Colo., on investigation of misdemeanor assault after the alleged domestic violence incident at the home he shares with girlfriend, Officer Jennifer Jaidinger."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015.

Disgraced ex-cop busted for 10th domestic incident, remains free
" A disgraced ex-cop has been arrested on his 10th domestic incident, but he isn't behind bars.
Manuel DaSilva, 45, was nabbed July 20 after his ex-girlfriend alleged he threatened her twice in 2014. He was arrested on July 2 and 9 on two other incidents — threatening her and throwing a knife at her, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said. He made bail in both cases."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.

Family members cyberstalking led to 2013 double murder-suicide at Delaware courthouse, jury finds in unprecedented case
"Family members of a man who murdered his ex daughter-in-law and her friend before shooting himself at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 have been found guilty of cyberstalking that eventually led to the double murder-suicide, a jury found Friday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2015.

Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald after latest domestic violence arrest
"The 300–pound defensive lineman was arrested Memorial Day on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, according to a Santa Clara (Calif.) Police Department press release obtained by the Daily News, and Monday afternoon the Bears released him less than 75 days after signing him to a one–year deal."
Daily News, May 25, 2015.

Boyfriend of Texas teen charged in prom night death
"A Texas teen confessed to choking his girlfriend on prom night before she was found dead in a hotel room, Houston Police said."
Daily News, January 15, 2015.

Protection order for Nordstrom Black Friday shooter who 'abused' ex–girlfriend denied in April: court records
"Marcus Dee, 31, cracked Nadia Ezaldein's ribs and put a gun in her mouth months before shooting her in a murder–suicide in a Chicago Nordstrom store, her sister claimed in April. Ezaldein reported incidents involving Dee to police as recently as a week before the shooting, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

Janay Rice plays good wife in 'Today' interview to help husband Ray Rice find job in NFL
"Janay made excuses for her husband, who knocked her unconscious in a hotel elevator and humiliated her. She played the good wife during the interview on Monday with one goal in mind: to help her husband find a job with any football team that will have him."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

Brooklyn siblings beaten by mother's 20–year–old boyfriend had no one protecting them: cops
"On Tuesday, the city's Administration of Children's Services filed a case against the defenseless kids' mom, Kimberly Torres Smith, during a brief appearance in Brooklyn family court. She is accused of neglect."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2014.

Dog's life saved thanks to new domestic violence law
"A new Massachusetts law intended to protect pets in cases of domestic violence has saved the life of its first dog.", November 28th, 2012.

NBA player Jeffrey Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges in Michigan
"Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police."
Daily News, September 25, 2014.

Police: Wife believed AZ Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was cheating
"PHOENIX (AP)—Police say Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife's nose with a head–butt during an argument that began after she learned about his recent phone contact with another woman."
Associated Press, September 24, 2014.

  • Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer formally charged with assault for breaking wife's nose
    "Dwyer was charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors – including disorderly conduct – in two separate domestic violence episodes in which he broke his wife's nose with a head–butt and then punched her, while also throwing a shoe at his 17–month–old son."
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 29, 2002

'Modern Family' actress Sarah Hyland says ex Matthew Prokop choked, threatened her life: report
"Hyyland, 23, ended her relationship with Prokop in late August and she has since been granted a restraining order after her 24–year–old ex–boyfriend sent her 'vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats,' according to gossip site TMZ."
Daily News, September 23, 2014.

Beat goes on as Mets are the latest team to ignore domestic abuse issues by calling up Wally Backman
"The Mets have invited Wally Backman to join them as a coach for the rest of the season, beginning next Friday in Atlanta, which is of course the wrong message to send at the moment, in light of the Ray Rice furor."
Daily News, September 13, 2014.

'49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence against pregnant fiancee
"If the NFL's investigation of the events verifies the police report, expect Goodell to quickly hit McDonald with a substantial suspension—he is in line for more than the new standard of six games for a first offense because the alleged victim is pregnant, according to media reports from police. And it's likely to really send out an undeniably strong message to the other 2,015 players under contract, Goodell will do it before the case is adjudicated."
Daily News, August 31, 2014.

'War Machine' extradited to Nevada for alleged beating of porn star
"The martial arts fighter known as 'War Machine' has been extradited to Nevada to face charges related to the beating of his porn star ex–girlfriend."
Daily News, August 30, 2014.

NFL Commish Roger Goodall Admits 'I didn't get it right' With Ravens QB Ray Rice as League Announces New Domestic Violence Policy
" First–time offenders now face a six game suspension.
They could also face longer suspensions if the incident involves a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the assault is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child. Repeat offenders could apply for reinstatement after one year.
A second infraction of the league's personal conduct policy 'regarding assault, battery, domestic violence and sexual assault that involve physical force' could lead to a lifetime ban.
'These disciplinary standards will apply to all NFL personnel,' Goodell said."
Daily News, August 29, 2014.

U.S. Federal judge arrested on battery charge for allegedly beating his wife
"U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, is best known for sentencing former Alabama governor Don Siegelman to prison on bribery charges. Now, Fuller will be tried for allegedly throwing his wife on the ground and kicking her several times after she accused him of cheating with a law clerk at his Montgomery office."
Daily News, August 12, 2014.

Washington State Mom Predicted Abusive Ex–Boyfriend May Kill Her in Restraining Order, Chat
"'A piece of paper isn't going to save my life when he finally gets me, but at least you will know who killed me,' wrote Amy Hargrove, 28, of Kirkland, Wash. Her body was discovered Jan. 6 allegedly strangled by her ex–boyfriend, Burrell M. Cushman, 28."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.

Pakistani man gets 18 years to life for beating wife to death after she made lentils for dinner
"[Justice Matthew] D'Emic reached the verdict after the bench trial ended in May.
He wasn't swayed by the defense contention this was manslaughter, not intentional murder, and that the beatdown was part of Hussain's culture."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.

Husband of Slain Iraqi Woman Faces Sentencing
"EL CAJON, Calif. (AP)—An Iraqi immigrant could get life in prison for his wife's fatal beating, which initially drew international condemnation when authorities believed it was a hate crime."
Associated Press, June 23, 2014.

Soccer Star Hope Solo Due in Court on Domestic Violence Charge
"Police said Solo, 32, allegedly assaulted her sister and a 17–year–old nephew early Saturday. Officers responded to a 911 call in which a male reported that a woman would not stop "hitting people" or leave the house, the statement said.
At the home, officers heard a disturbance. Inside, Solo appeared "intoxicated and upset," police said."
CNN News, June 23, 2014.

NYT Op–Ed: Two–Parent Households Can Be Lethal
"AFTER spending two years studying services for domestic violence survivors, I was surprised to realize that one of the most common barriers to women's safety was something I had never considered before: the high value our culture places on two–parent families."
New York Times Sunday Review, June 21, 2014.

Pregnant Women Commonly Report a History of Abuse
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Almost half of pregnant women surveyed in six European countries reported a history of abuse at some time in their lives, according to findings from a prospective cohort study. 'The levels of abuse reported agree well with other studies,' Dr. Mirjam Lukasse from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Oslo, Norway told Reuters Health by email. 'What I had little idea about was how many reported current suffering. And on the whole for sexual abuse less than one third reported no current suffering, for emotional abuse this is about one fifth, and really physical abuse is that which gave least current suffering (only half of the women expressed current suffering)'."
Reuters Health, June 20, 2014.

TN woman fights domestic violence by posting photos of her battered face
"The images chronicle her healing process, beginning with purple, red and yellow bruising that covers much of her face. Ultimately the injuries fade, until the 37–year–old's face is no longer a ghastly palette of ruptured blood vessels."
Daily News, June 12, 2014.

Mississippi set to execute first woman in 70 years
The New York Daily News, March 26, 2014

Former Lehman Brothers VP cries as daughter testifies he bit, threatened her mother
Huffington Post, October 26, 2013

60 Percent of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault: No More Excuses
Huffington Post, September 24, 2013

Young children exposed to violence at home more likely to become bullies: study
Daily News, June 18, 2013

Brooklyn domestic abuse victim dead in apparent murder-suicide after taking boyfriend back
Daily News, March 18, 2010

Comparing Nonviolent, Other–Violent, and Domestic Batterer Sex Offenders
Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 5, 613-628 (2010)

Domestic Abuse Myths: Five mistakes we make when we talk about Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship
Newsweek, March 9, 2009

Murder Defendant Killed in Calif. Courtroom After Attacking Judge, March 5, 2009

Healing men: One cure for violence against women
The Calgary Herald, December 6, 2008

Violent Marriages May Make Violent Children: Violence at Home Linked to Fire Setting and Animal Cruelty by Kids
WebMD, July 2, 2004

Police: Man Shoots Self After Killing Wife, Family Members
The Associated Press, October 29, 2004

Abused Mothers Keep Children in a Test of Rights and Safety
The New York Times, November 28, 2003

Hillard Moves to Fire Cops in 911 Call
Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2002

Screening for abuse in Spanish-speaking women
Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 15(2):101-111, 2002.

Settlement Calls For $1 Million Payment to Family of California Woman Killed by Husband
The Associated Press, June 19, 2002

How An Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activities
From the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence.

Judge Rebukes City Officials for Removing Children From Homes of Battered Women
The New York Times, March 5, 2002

Shooting Suspect Violated Restraining Order
The Denver Post, January 23, 2002

Abused Women Suffer Lasting Effects
HealthScoutNews, June 7, 2002

Black and Blue in Ones and Zeros, July 10, 2002

Love is Not Abuse
Informational website directed at teens and young adults on the issue of dating violence.

Military Wife Slayings Spur Review
The Associated Press, July 26, 2002

Judge Freed Abusive Husband Days Before Killing
The Boston Herald, March 28, 2002

Brutal Abusers Often Not Jailed
The State, June 10, 2001

Study: Girls Victimized by Dates
The Associated Press, July 30, 2001

Domestic Violence in America: Challenges and Solutions
Report from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16th Annual National Conference, July 2001, regarding the role of nurse-practitioners in domestic violence cases.

Domestic Violence Law Set for Renewal
The New York Times, June 11, 2001

General: The Good Soldier Doesn't Beat His Wife
Women's E-news, March 15, 2001

"He Was Protecting Me"
The Hartford Courant, July 10, 2001

In the Gender Wars, Another Flashpoint: Battered Men
The Associated Press, June 16, 2001

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: A Guide for Clinicians
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Centers for Disease Control Power Point Screen Show is designed as a training tool for clinicians to assist in identifying, preventing, and reducing intimate partner violence.

Judge Durke G. Thompson
Rapists, child molesters, domestic violence perpetrators, and others of that ilk terrorize more than just their individual victims; their presence in the community endangers us all. Alice Vachss, former Chief of the Special Victims Bureau for the Queens County (NY) District Attorney's Office, wrote a non-fiction account of her experiences on the front lines of the war against such criminals. In it, she coined the term collaborator to describe those who, by their attitudes and actions, aid and abet them. Above are a series of news accounts, all featuring the same protagonist. You be the judge...

Judge: Man Loses Assets Due to Abuse
The Associated Press, July 26, 2001

The Old Ways, a Modern Tragedy: Albanian and American Values Collide in the Life and Fate of a Missing Local Woman
Detroit Free-Press, June 24, 2001

Opinion: Teen died after red flags went unheeded in Santa Clara County custody decision
San Jose Mercury News, May 23, 2009

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

Shelter Doesn't Have to Release Client's Address, Judge Says
The Columbus Dispatch, November 27, 2001

SJC Gives Grandparents Legal Tie to Unrelated Parents
The Boston Globe, June 16, 2001

Some Call This Justice
Arkansas Times, December 21, 2001

SSA Provides Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence
How victims of domestic violence can apply for and receive a new, confidential Social Security Number, including Q&A and other recommendations for protection, from the Social Security Administration.

Tribal Institute Clearinghouse Domestic Violence Information
Domestic and family violence issues pertaining to Native American women, on- and off-reservation. Extensive document library, tribal laws and resources by area.

Battered Immigrant Women Find Sanctuary
Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2001

Women Lift the Veil On Abuse
Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2001

DAs Link Pet Abuse, Domestic Violence
New York Daily News, Novmber 5, 2000

Children of Domestic Violence: Risks & Remedies
Reprint from Child Protective Services Quarterly, Winter 1992

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No Nonsense Self-Defense
Marc MacYoung
Castle Rock Rec Center
Teaching address:
2301 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Line
3300 N.W. 185th Street, Suite 133
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 203-1449
Toll-free: 1-866-USWOMEN (International Crisis Line)
Organization dedicated to assisting American women living overseas victimized by domestic violence. Outreach, safety planning, extensive support services, general info on domestic violence at website.

Apna Ghar
4753 North Broadway, Suite 632
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 334-0173
Crisis Line: (773) 334-4663
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-717-0757 (Illinois only)
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindu-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home&auot;

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Phone: (617) 338-2350
Hotline: (617) 338-2355
Founded in 1987 to address the need for multicultural and multilingual resources for Asian families facing domestic violence.

Toll-free: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)
TDD: 1-800-2-A-CHILD (222-2253)

Communities United Against Violence
140A Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 777-5500
Support Line: (415) 333-HELP
CUAV offers crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support for gay men and lesbians in abusive relationships.

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Support Program
1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
Toll-free: 1-800-842-4546
For surgery info, call Face to Face, hotline: 1-800-842-4546
For dental info, call Give Back a Smile, hotline: 1-800-773-4227
Joint program of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Provides free reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, male and female.

Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1888

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
PMB 131
955 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 354-6056
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-832-1901
Information and resources for members of the GLBTQ community involved in violent relationships.

Institute on Domestic Violence In The African–American Community
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Phone: (612) 624-5357
Toll-free: 1-877-NIDVAAC (643-8222)

234 East Gish Road #200
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 436-8393
Local Hotline: (408) 436-8398
Toll-free Hotline: 1- 888-8-MAITRI
Free, nonprofit organization helping South Asian (Bengali, Indian, Pakintani and Sri Lankan) women with domestic violence, emotional abuse and family conflict.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716
Phone: (512) 453-8541
TTY Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-787-3224
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
515 Lame Deer Ave./PO Box 99 (mailing)
Lame Deer, MT 59043
Ph: 406-477-3896 Fx: 406-477-3898
Toll-Free: 855-649-7299
The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. Under this grant project and in compliance with statutory requirements, the NIWRC will seek to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (646) 672-1404
NY State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline
Toll-free: Espanol 1-800-942-6908; English 1-800-942-6906
A national group of Latina/Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities.

The Network La Red
P.O. Box 6011
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 695-0877
Hotline: (617) 742-4911; TTY (617) 227-4911
Info and resources for lesbian and bisexual women in violent relationships. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

17918 South Pioneer Blvd., Suite 204
Artesia, California 90701
Phone: (562)-402-4132
Toll-free: 1-888-724-2722; (Note: toll-free number works only within California)
Help line and community agency in English, Hindi, Gujarati and other South Asian languages.

The Silent Witness National Initiative
20 Second St. N.E., Suite1101
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 623-0999
The Silent Witness Awareness campaign is a national initiative which promotes peace, healing, and responsibility in adult relationships.

Tapestry Against Polygamy
P.O. Box 575782
Murray, UT 84157-5782
Phone: (801) 364-6764
Hotline: (801) 259-5200
A survivors' network of former-polygamous wives and family members offering support and alternatives for those wishing to leave the polygamous lifestyle.

Violence Against Women: A Priority Health Issue
Comprehensive report from the World Health Organization, regarding violence against women worldwide, including domestic violence, commercial sexual exploitation, and sexual assault during wartime and at times of peace.

Women's Peacepower Foundation
P.O. Box 1618
Zephyrhills, Florida 33539-1618
The Women's Peacepower Foundation makes grants to grassroots projects that are working to impact issues of violence against women and their children.

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