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  • The NFL Has a Lower Rate of Domestic Violence Than the General Population

    09/18/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    This year, three National Football League players -- Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, and Greg Hardy -- have either admitted to or been convicted of domestic violence. Their stories coalesced into a storm this past week with the release of a damning new video of Ray Rice punching his wife (then fiancée) and the indictment of Adrian Peterson, debatably the NFL's best running back, for child abuse. The media onslaught of updates, analysis, and opinion on what has been called the National Football League's "worst week ever" leaves a distinct impression: the NFL is a league stocked full of criminals. Evidence,...
  • Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife after she refused sex, police say (NFL)

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept 18, 2014 | Unknown
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
  • KNOW WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LOOKS LIKE

    09/18/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    I know what domestic violence looks like. Hell, I know what it tastes like. It’s the salty taste of blood after you get popped in the mouth. The odd aroma of iron as it dries on your lips. The swirling dizziness when you bounce off a wall or take a swat to the head. The breathless, convulsing, burning sting as you dance across the room or writhe on the floor while the belt lashes you. The belt or the Hot Wheels track or the wooden spoon. Or the switch or the leather strop. It is the thundering curses downstairs at...
  • Women More Likely to Commit Domestic Violence, Studies Show

    09/17/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | September 16, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Football player Ray Rice’s video-captured February attack on his then-fiancée has once again brought domestic violence into the public’s consciousness. Or has it? Critics would say that while it has placed a spotlight on violence against women, that isn’t at all synonymous with “domestic violence.” Because studies show that most domestic violence may actually be violence against men. This has just been brought to light by Guardian columnist Glen Poole, who recently asked why British actress Kelly Brook has “got away with punching two men”? Complaining that there “is little room for the female perpetrator or the male victim in...
  • Mika Perpetuates Myth of Super Bowl Spike in Domestic Violence

    09/16/2014 5:27:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's next, Mika? Giant alligators in the sewers of New York City? On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski perpetuated the hoary urban legend that domestic violence spikes on Super Bowl Sunday. Brzezinski's blunder came in the context of the panel's discussion of the NFL's domestic violence mess. Arguing that football is a violent game and that "there's a connection" with what happens at home, Mika continued, "domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday. We've seen the numbers. Why is that?" Actually, Brzezinski has apparently not seen the numbers, since that myth has been thoroughly debunked, often by organizations fighting domestic violence,...
  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • ESPN Commentator: We Need To Reprogram How We Raise Men (LESBIAN FASCIST ALERT!)

    09/15/2014 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 81 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On ESPN’s “SportsCenter” earlier this week, espnW columnist Kate Fagan argued that the big picture in the controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence allegations. According Fagan, the problem needs to be tackled at the so-called grassroots level when men are in their formative years. “Well, I think right now we're talking so much about firing Goodell or punishments. You know, should it be a three game, a two game, a six game, a full year ban? But I think that's a little reactive and not proactive. Domestic violence is something that happens in anger, in...
  • Man, 35, killed in domestic dispute, Lauderdale police say

    09/11/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 11, 2014 | Erika Pesantes
    FORT LAUDERDALE— A man is accused of killing his former domestic partner and keeping the body in his bloodied bedroom, police said. Friends of Otis Blue, 35, became concerned for his well-being and reported him missing to Fort Lauderdale police on Wednesday. Authorities learned that Maurice Goodman, Blue's former partner, was the last known person in contact with him, according to a police release.
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • Ray Rice's wife defends player, blasts media

    09/09/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 108 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/9/2014 | ap
    One day after Ray Rice was cut loose from the Baltimore Ravens following the release of a video showing him striking and knocking out his then-fiancee, his wife is defending her husband and blasting the media for the pain caused to her family. In an Instagram post apparently written by Janay Rice, she said she felt like she was "mourning the death of my closest friend." "I woke up this morning, feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," Janay Rice wrote in the post. "But to have to accept the...
  • URGENT - Janay Rice Statement (actual headline)

    09/09/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    (CNN) -- Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare." "To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic)," she wrote. The actions against Ray Rice were taken Monday after a video surfaced showing him knocking her out with a punch in February. The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.
  • Ray Rice terminated after newly released video shows NFL star punch fiancee

    09/08/2014 11:49:41 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 98 replies
    CNN/TMZ ^ | 9/8/14 | Jill Martin and Steve Almasy
    The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in February. The news release from the NFL team was terse. "The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon," it read. Rice had been suspended by the league for the first two games of the season, a controversial move that led to widespread criticism and to the league re-evaluating the punishment for domestic violence cases.
  • Judge Who Let Ray Rice Off For Domestic Abuse Pushes Prosecution Of Philly Single Mom

    09/08/2014 12:56:27 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    Real Defense ^ | 08/07/2014 | HomeGun Train
    Allen tried to avoid a trial and jail time by applying to a pre-trial intervention program in New Jersey for first-time offenders. Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back who knocked his then-fiancee unconscious during an altercation in Atlantic City in February, was accepted into the program in May.
  • 5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die

    09/02/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Time ^ | September 2, 2014 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    If we're genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs. Here are five of the most popular myths that should be rejected by all who are genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women: More Where Are All the...
  • ESPN Punishes Honest Discussion on Domestic Violence But Praises Chris Brown

    08/24/2014 2:25:26 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a startling example of hypocrisy, ESPN features a video of singer Chris Brown "breaking ankles" during warm ups for a celebrity basketball game, praising his "skills" less than a month after suspending its own commentators for open and honest discussion on domestic violence. The clip, obtained from the Instagram account of "nitty71" was featured ob the sports networks site with the gushing title Chris Brown Breaks Ankles (video at end of article). Courtesy of ESPN. ESPN had suspended commentator Stephen A Smith for comments he made in late July related to the suspension of NFL running back Ray Rice,...
  • Planned Parenthood Tells Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her With a Horse Whip

    08/13/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Yet another Planned Parenthood abortion business has been caught telling a teenage girl to subject herself to violent sex at the hand of her partner. This time, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minneapolis told an undercover investigator posing as a young teen to allow her partner to abuse her with “rope burns” and “markings” from “clamps.”In Minnesota, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counselor tells the Live Action investigator, posing as a 15-year-old girl, that “anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual.” That includes going to sex shops, two of which the counselor recommends specifically.“I wouldn’t...
  • Second ESPN host suspended after admitting he hit his girlfriend in domestic violence discussion

    08/09/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 August 2014 | By A. Greg
    Second ESPN host suspended after admitting he hit his girlfriend in Ray Rice domestic violence discussion just days after another tells women not to 'provoke' men Max Kellerman has been suspended from his ESPN positions He told listeners on ESPN-LA radio that he once hit his now-wife when they were in college The admission came during a discussion of Ray Rice's domestic abuse of his wife ESPN's Stephen A. Smith has also been suspended for comments he made while discussing the same case A boxing commentator and radio host has been suspended from his job with ESPN-LA Radio following a...
  • Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

    08/03/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/30/14 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Washington (CNN) - The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch. The man bursts in and grabs the child, and the woman yells not to take the toddler. The man pulls out a gun. A shot rings out, and the screen goes black. A child cries out. The violent domestic scenario is only a television ad from a gun control group, but it attempts to portray what some women face. It also depicts...
  • US Senators call on Goodell to give Rice harsher punishment

    08/01/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 1, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Now that everybody on Capitol Hill has weighed in on the Redskins name controversy, the men and women elected to represent the people have moved on to a new sports-related target: the NFL and Ravens running back Ray Rice. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger Goodell calling for Rice to face a harsher punishment beyond the two-game suspension handed down by the league and considered too lenient by many critics.
  • Mika: Stephen A. Smith Made 'Absolutely Valid Point' About Domestic Violence

    07/30/2014 6:52:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There are days when Mika Brzezinski will surprise you. Take Morning Joe today, and Brzezinski's comments on the news that ESPN had suspended Stephen A. Smith for a week for his comments about women "provoking" domestic violence. Said Mika: "I think it's too bad we can't have a conversation without people exploding, because I think he was trying to make a point. It might have been inartful but there was a point to what he was saying that is absolutely valid and has value." Surprising, no? View the video here.
  • 'Battered Women Should Stop Whining' (Female Democrat Official Says)

    07/18/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Jul 2014
    Sweden Democrat MP Anna Hagwall has been censured by the party after saying that women should "stop whining" about domestic violence and that they shoulder the responsibility to end the abuse. "These types of statement signal a high level of naivete and it's obvious this person shouldn't handle these kind of questions," Sweden Democrat party spokesperson Paula Bieler told The Local. Hagwall uttered the comments when asked by Sveriges Radio her view on equality and men's violence against women. The Swedish MP, one of four female Sweden Democrats sitting in parliament, later declined to retract her position in an interview...
  • Woman held in Lawrence attack

    06/21/2014 10:21:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jordan Graham, Ariel Rodriguez
    A bleeding woman, who police say was stabbed in the stomach by her knife-wielding lover, frantically searched for her dogs as her Lawrence home went up in flames early yesterday. Yohanna Estrella, 34, was arrested after she stabbed her partner with a knife about 6 a.m. yesterday and set fire to her couch, a blaze that gutted much of the two-story apartment building on Haverhill Street, Lawrence police said.
  • Georgia woman chases, guns down hubby after argument

    06/08/2014 5:15:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kathianne Boniello
    An argument between husband and wife at a Moe’s Southwest Grill quickly flared out of control — with the wife chasing her spouse across the parking lot and gunning him down in front of a supermarket before killing herself, police said. Bruce Strange begged for his life before being fatally shot in the Marietta, Ga., shopping center by his wife, Paula, police said. “Please don’t do it!” the 52-year-old Navy veteran screamed while trying to escape his wife of 32 years, who pursued him in her car.
  • Wife chased her husband out of a restaurant and shot him dead in the street before killing herself..

    06/07/2014 9:54:15 AM PDT · by traumer · 130 replies
    A woman reportedly shot dead her husband in front of a packed suburban Atlanta supermarket before then turning the gun on herself. Paula Strange, 54, is said by police to have shot dead 52-year-old husband Bruce Strange at a Marietta, Georgia Kroger just after 5.30 p.m., authorities said. It happened only minutes after an argument over dinner at a nearby restaurant, a source told MailOnline. The Kennesaw, Georgia couple was eating at a Mo’s Southwest Grill in the same shopping plaza where the shooting occurred less than half an hour before they were both dead, a person who answered the...
  • Sign 'joking' about domestic violence sparks outrage at Texas bar

    05/29/2014 4:41:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies
    http://www.whas11.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | TERESA WOODARD
    PLANO — The handwritten sign over the bar at Scruffy Duffies in Plano read: "I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic." The words are now gone, but their impact lingers. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, do you see this?'" said 24-year-old Courtney Williams. She couldn't believe what she saw on the chalkboard inside Scruffy Duffies Saturday night. Williams was offended."How does someone think it's OK to put something like that up there?" she asked. Williams asked the female bartender who had written the sign to erase it. Then Williams asked two managers. They did not take...
  • Mother charged with shooting son, 11, wanted to take her family to a ‘better place,’ police say

    05/28/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 28, 2014 | John Taylor
    The woman accused of critically injuring her 11-year-old son in a Memorial Day shooting confessed to the crime and told police she was building up the courage to kill herself and her three children to put them in a “better place,” according to a Metro Police arrest report released today. Instead, after Shavon Jacklein Carrillo, also known as Shavon Jacklein Aguilar, 31, Las Vegas, shot the 11-year-old boy, she was confronted and had the .22-caliber rifle used in the shooting taken away, police said.
  • Vermont gun confiscation-bill a solution in search of a problem

    05/06/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | 5 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Mark Donka says he can’t remember a single instance in which a firearm was involved in a domestic dispute. And the statistics mirror Donka’s experience: gun crime is rare in Vermont. But that hasn’t stopped an on-going effort in Montpelier to confiscate guns from alleged domestic abusers. To hear the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence tell it, Vermont’s domestic violence problem has become so serious the time has come for police to confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. The group is the chief proponent of H.735, a “must pass” fees...
  • Dems return convicted Internet CEO’s contribution

    04/25/2014 2:06:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee says it has returned $20,000 donated by a wealthy San Francisco Internet entrepreneur recently convicted of domestic violence. DNC spokeswoman Rebecca Chalif said Friday the organization has returned Gurbaksh Chahal’s 2014 contribution after discovering he pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor domestic violence battery and battery charges. Chahal was sentenced to three years’ probation and faces no jail time. …
  • Woman who killed ex now convicted of trying to murder son

    04/24/2014 7:00:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Suth Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rafael Olmeda
    A woman who was found not guilty of murdering her husband in Palm Beach County 22 years ago has now been convicted of trying to kill her son in Las Vegas, prosecutors there said Wednesday. Linda Cooney, 64, faces between three and 65 years in prison when she is sentenced June 23 after being convicted of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, intimidating a witness and stalking, said Michael Staudaher, chief deputy district attorney for Clark County, Nev.
  • The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

    04/23/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/22/2014 | Laura Basset & Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association successfully blocked a bill in Washington state that would have required alleged domestic abusers to surrender their firearms after being served with a protective order. Only those actually convicted of felony domestic violence, the nation's largest gun lobby argued, should be made to forfeit their gun rights. This past year, the NRA changed its tune. As the bill, HB 1840, once again moved through the state legislature, the gun lobby made a backroom deal with lawmakers, agreeing to drop its public opposition to it in exchange for a few minor...
  • Mom, 44, shot dead ... by husband who was hallucinating after eating a marijuana cookie'...

    04/16/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 119 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-15-14 | Helen Poq
    A Denver, Colorado mother has been shot dead in front of her children by her 'hallucinating' while she was on a 13 minute call to 911, police said. Kristine Kirk, 44, called for help around 9:30p.m. Monday, telling dispatchers that her husband Richard Kirk, 47, was 'talking about the end of the world' and 'scarring' their three children. A source told FOX31 investigators are looking at whether he had eaten a marijuana cookie. Mrs Kirk said in the 911 call that there was a gun in the house but it was in a safe, according to a probable cause statement....
  • Brooksville woman stabs cell phone, deputies say

    04/08/2014 6:49:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    BROOKSVILLE – Jennifer E. Wood, 33, was arrested on aggravated assault charges after authorities accused her of threatening her boyfriend with a knife and stabbing a cellphone. on Thursday night, Hernando County sheriff’s officials said. According to the boyfriend, deputies said, Wood was angry that other women were sending him text messages. During an argument at their High Corner Road home, she grabbed a knife and began stabbing his phone, sheriff’s officials said.
  • Plantation woman accused of fatally shooting domestic partner

    03/17/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rebeca Piccardo
    A Plantation woman is charged with killing her domestic partner during a dispute that stemmed from an argument over relationships, police said on Monday. Michele McCann, 57, was taken into custody about 11 p.m. Saturday at 1085 W. Country Club Circle after police were called about a possible shooting, police said. According to police, Jeanine Luciano, 59, was shot and killed during a dispute, police said. At a first-appearance court hearing on Monday, Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley read from an arrest report and said police found McCann outside the home with blood all over her clothing.
  • Trenton man stabbed Saturday night dies in hospital three days later

    02/20/2014 8:13:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Trentonian ^ | February 19, 2014 | Penny Ray
    Dwelle Jerome Clark was stabbed in the stomach by his ex-girlfriend Edna White moments after he caught her rummaging through his mother’s handbag. “He said, ‘Stay out of my mom’s things,’” witness to the stabbing Omar Mills said Wednesday. According to Mills, after Clark, 55, uttered those words, White, 56, started hitting him with a walking cane. Clark then took the cane away from her, Mills said, and walked into his bedroom. White then grabbed a butcher knife from atop a dresser, followed Clark into his room and stabbed him in the abdomen, Mills said.
  • Naked Woman Goes On Bloody Rampage After Boyfriend Refuses To Have Sex

    02/13/2014 7:45:11 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 12, 2014
    An Arizona woman went on a naked rampage early Monday after her live-in boyfriend refused to have sex with her, police report.Ashley Marie Prenovost, 24, was already intoxicated when her beau returned to the Glendale residence the couple shares with their four-month-old daughter. Prenovost, according to a court filing, “wanted to have sex with him and got naked.”When her boyfriend declined to have sex, Prenovost became enraged, according to police. She allegedly punched two holes in a bedroom wall, and “punched a picture hanging on the wall in the hallway, causing glass to break and causing injuries to both of...
  • Obamacare Rules Leave Some Domestic Violence Victims Without Escape

    02/04/2014 8:58:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 3, 2014 - 6:44 pm | Bridget Johnson
    When Obamacare was passed in 2010, advocacy groups hailed the law for its provisions aimed at domestic violence prevention, including the requirement that all new health plans must cover domestic violence screening and counseling. Before the sweeping healthcare law passed, there were efforts in Congress to prohibit insurance companies from being able to block coverage for an individual who had been physically beaten by a spouse. […] However, Obamacare includes a powerful disincentive for victims trying to leave abusive marriages. Under current enrollment policies, victims who have left abusive relationships, even if they file taxes separately from a spouse, still...
  • Woman, 41, batters and bites her 75-year-old boyfriend, cops say

    02/03/2014 5:49:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jon O'Neill
    Angry that her credit card was taken away, a 41-year-old Boca woman battered and bit her 75-year-old boyfriend, Boca police say. The victim told police the woman, his live-in girlfriend of five years, bit and kicked during an argument that happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of West Silver Palm Road, according to a Boca Raton police report.
  • Foul play: Woman tries to ‘poison husband’ with feces IV drip

    02/01/2014 5:05:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/01/14 | Ian Horswill
    A woman has been charged with attempting to murder her husband by putting feces into his IV drip as he recovered from surgery. <>Rosemary Vogel’s husband, 66, was in a critical condition after heart surgery when she allegedly injected the feces into his IV line at Chandler Regional Medical Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. Police told KTVK-TV that hospital staff were alerted when a warning alarm went off and allegedly saw Vogel, 65, fiddling with her husband’s IV.
  • Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:29:32 PM PST · by fella · 55 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 January 2014
    Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland mall skate shop by gunman so heavily armed the bomb squad was called Briana Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot by a gunman while working at Zumiez at the Mall in Columbia It was Benlolo's first job since she gave birth to her son, two The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others He then turned the gun on himself Police called in the bomb squad to disarm the man, who was armed with crude explosive devices...
  • Framingham woman arrested for beating boyfriend with high heels

    01/23/2014 3:14:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Metro ^ | January 22, 2014 | Megan Johnson
    A Framingham woman was arrested in Natick on Sunday evening when police claimed she assaulted her boyfriend with a pair of high heels. Greissi Carolina Sanchez was found walking barefoot along West Central Street early Sunday morning. She told police she got into a fight with her boyfriend and was walking home.
  • State says murder suspect planned to wed boyfriend

    01/17/2014 3:53:17 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 15 replies
    ABP News ^ | 1/17/2014 | Bob Allen
    Prosecutors say a former minister at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with his wife’s murder, was trying to leave the country prior to his Jan. 1 arrest to marry his boyfriend. The latest twist in a story that has received worldwide media attention came Jan. 16 in a bond hearing for Richard Shahan, 53, who resigned recently as children and families pastor and facilities director at First Baptist, reportedly to head overseas for three years of mission work in Europe and Central Asia. Prosecutors said information gleaned from more than 3,000 of Shahan’s e-mails indicate he was planning...
  • Unlike snowbird murders, most female killers know their victims, experts say

    01/11/2014 7:34:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2014 | Tonya Alanez,
    They don't strike as frequently as men, and it goes against the grain of how we view our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and daughters. When women kill, we're shocked and riveted to see those we traditionally view as nurturers, problem solvers and soothers tagged as murderers. "Most kill for romance, love or finance," said Vernon Geberth, a former homicide commander with the New York Police Department who wrote the book "Practical Homicide Investigations." "They tend to kill less violently and in more passive ways, for the most part," he added.
  • Woman Busted For Attacking Live-In Boyfriend When He Refused To "Cuddle" In Bed

    12/30/2013 11:16:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 30, 2013
    A Florida woman was arrested early Saturday for battering her live-in boyfriend after he refused to “cuddle” with her when they went to bed, police report. Shavonna Rumph, 31, and Henry Price, 33, “had been drinking together at their residence and had been doing so throughout the night,” according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report. The couple subsequently quarreled, a deputy reported, “over Henry refusing to ‘cuddle’ with Shavonna when they went to bed.” The argument “turned physical when Shavonna grabbed Henry by the shirt, causing it to tear.” Price then attempted to leave the couple’s Bradenton residence to...
  • Zimmerman banned from guns after ‘threatening, choking gal pal’

    11/19/2013 11:19:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 168 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 19, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. — A prosecutor says George Zimmerman’s girlfriend claims he choked her about a week ago but she didn’t report it to police at the time.</p> <p>The prosecutor told a judge about the allegation during a first appearance Tuesday on domestic violence-related charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.</p>
  • This has GOT to be the first case ever: Saudi husband gets 20 lashes for hitting wife

    09/24/2013 10:29:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    20 lashes for husband despite wife’s pardon Saudi court says wife could attend the flogging By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Published: 09:46 September 12, 2013 Manama: A court in Al Qateef in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a husband to 20 lashes after he allegedly hit his wife on her shoulder. The case was filed one month ago by the wife who presented a medical report supporting her claim. However, the husband, in his 30s, denied he meant to hurt his wife and said that he was merely joking with her, local Arabic daily Al Sharq reported on Thursday. Even...
  • George Zimmerman detained after domestic disturbance involving gun in Lake Mary

    09/09/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 340 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/9/2013 | WFTV
    LAKE MARY, Fla. — Channel 9 has learned police were called Monday to a domestic disturbance involving George Zimmerman and a gun at a home in Lake Mary. Police were called to the scene on Sprucewood Road about 2:30 p.m. though no other details have been released. Last week, Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, filed for divorce, weeks after her husband's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse

    08/29/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 29, 2013
    A landmark new law passed by Saudi Arabia on Monday makes domestic abuse a crime in the country for the first time, with perpetrators facing up to a year in prison. Until now, violence in the home has been treated as a purely private matter. The law, passed by the country’s Council of Ministers, prohibits various kinds of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, both at home and in the workplace. Abusers will face a minimum jail term of one month, rising to a maximum of one year, or be fined between 5,000 and 50,000 riyals.
  • Former Mavericks dancer Erbie Bowser's rampage leaves 4 slain, 2 injured, police say

    08/08/2013 7:07:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    DeSOTO, Texas — A mother and her teenage daughter were among four people fatally shot at two Dallas-area homes in a domestic dispute blamed on a man caught at the second crime scene. Dallas and DeSoto police on Thursday said charges are pending against Erbie Bowser. Two youths were wounded at each of the homes.
  • Facebook creates guide for domestic violence victims

    08/01/2013 10:23:17 AM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | Thursday, August 1, 2013 | Rosa Golijan
    Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) teamed up to create a guide on privacy and safety aimed at survivors of abuse. While the guide may be particularly helpful for survivors of domestic violence, dating abuse, cyber-stalking and the like, it is also the clearest, most informative guide to Facebook's privacy and safety features we've seen in quite some time. "Privacy and safety go hand in hand for survivors. The most dangerous time for a victim of abuse is when they are preparing to leave or have left an abusive partner," a post by Cindy Southworth, NNEDV's...
  • Man shot dead by wife 15 minutes after being freed from jail [Self Defence]

    07/15/2013 8:13:43 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 36 replies
    Your Jewish News | undated | Sarah Weiss
    It was a bad day for one husband and father, who was killed by his wife after he came home from jail. The Tennessee man was shot and killed by his wife on Saturday only 15 minutes after getting out of jail.