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Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

Does the Superbowl Increase Domestic Violence?

This morning as I perused the local news, I saw yet another letter by a ‘concerned citizen’ bemoaning the fact that on Superbowl Sunday there will be more incidents of domestic violence than at any other time of year. Hogwash. That is a made up statistic by, who knows? Yet despite several years of attempts … Continue reading

DV and Me…. and You…… and All of Us

I’m interviewing for a job next week and as part of the interview I have to make a 10-15 minute presentation. I thought I’d bore you with my topic as I get ready for that. In case you’re not aware, I went through training in order to become a subject matter expert on domestic violence. … Continue reading

Her Name was Kristen

Her name is Kristen, and last Tuesday she was murdered, allegedly by her estranged bigamist husband and his other wife. Kristen was 9 months pregnant when she was killed. Also killed were her 8-year-old son Clayton, 1-year-old nephew Eli, and her mother Jean. At the time of their murders, Kristen had a protection-from-abuse order against … Continue reading

1825 Children Every Day

Every 47 seconds in the United States, a child is confirmed to have been abused or neglected; 80% of those children are victims of neglect. Infants and toddlers are most likely to be victims of abuse or neglect. Nearly 40% of those victims will receive no post-investigative services or support. (Children’s Legal Defense Fund’s 2014 … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

I hate the Domestic Violence cases. I never know what I’m walking into. Sometimes a neighbor hears a couple in the midst of a heated argument and calls us out of concern. Good for them. Better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes a report is made in bad faith by a former boyfriend or girlfriend … Continue reading

June Buggie Says End the Violence!

MEOW! My name is June Buggie and I have something to say. You can watch a video of today’s Rant, thanks to Cat Forsley! . . Animal cruelty is a problem in our society. Domestic violence is a problem in our society. But did you know the two often go hand-in-hand? Indeed, 68% of battered women … Continue reading

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