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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."
dogtime.com, 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.
'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
Law.com, 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
Salon.com, 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
- Mom 'Overwhelmed' By Plight: Salisbury Family Struggles After Escape
Boston Herald, June 17, 2001
- Police Unravel Tale of Salisbury Family's Abuse
The Boston Globe, June 18, 2001
- Police Eyeing Infant's Death
The Boston Globe, June 23, 2001
- Man Accused of Child Abuse Allegedly Threatened Friend
The Boston Globe, July 27, 2001
- Father Pleads Innocent to Abuse Charges
The Associated Press, July 27, 2001
- Man Accused of Hiding, Assaulting Family Faces Charge of Violating Restraining Order
The Associated Press, February 7, 2002
- Rape Charges Mount Against Salisbury Dad
The Eagle-Tribune, August 15, 2002
- Accused Abuser Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges
The Boston Herald, August 20, 2002
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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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.
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.
CHILD HELP USA Hotline
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
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
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
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
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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