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  • Obama Spouted False Domestic Violence Statistics in Grammys Video

    02/10/2015 5:53:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I haven't seen the full transcript of Obama's public service announcement on violence against women that ran during the Grammys. Did he mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda at all? (interruption) He didn't mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda in that PSA during the Grammys? (interruption) Well, just domestic -- oh, just some domestic folks that were engaging in -- oh, okay. So he just confined himself to making up statistics about the number of women who were sexually assaulted in the US. Did you hear about this? This is really, really problematic here. The president said, "Right now nearly one in...
  • Obama Made an Appearance at the Grammys to Spread a Message About Domestic Violence

    02/08/2015 8:17:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    People Magazine ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Alexandra Zaslow
    President Obama made an appearance at the Grammy Awards to share an important message about domestic violence. "Tonight we celebrate artists whose music and message helped shape our culture," the president said. "Together we can change our culture for the better by ending violence between women and girls."
  • 911 Pizza Call - video

    02/01/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 22 replies
    biggeekdad ^ | February, 2015 | unknown
    Everyone knows you only call 911 for an emergency and not to order a pizza but sometimes calling 911 for pizza is the only way to get the help you need. This chilling and creative ad from No More that will debut during the 2015 Super Bowl certainly got my attention and made me stop and listen. You never truly know what is going on in someone’s home so if they’re trying to tell you something try to really listen to what they are saying and help if you can. 911 Pizza Call
  • Married homes least likely to be violent: study

    01/07/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-7-15 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Children living in unwed-mother homes are more likely to witness domestic violence than children growing up with their married mother and father, says a new analysis. The finding is counterintuitive since mothers who have never married would appear to be less likely to get into fights at home with someone. However, data show that the rate of witnessing domestic violence among children living with never-married mothers was 116 children per 1,000, “six times higher than the rate for children in intact families,” said psychologist Nicholas Zill, who published his findings at the Institute for Family Studies in Charlottesville, Va., in...
  • Victim advocate says Connecticut needs new gun ban

    01/06/2015 10:43:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    WTNH ^ | 1-5-15 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s new victim advocate is joining other state and federal officials in calling for a stronger gun ban to better protect domestic violence victims. Natasha Pierre took office Monday and technically will be interim victim advocate until the legislature approves her appointment by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. She previously served as policy and legislative director for the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as a legal aid lawyer representing low-income victims of domestic violence. Pierre, 44, of Windsor, said one of her priorities will be pushing state legislators to add a gun ban...
  • Have No Gun, Will Sheriff

    01/04/2015 6:56:56 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/4/2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    It sounds like one of those only-in-San-Francisco tales: San Francisco's sheriff cannot carry a gun because he is on probation. "That doesn't handicap me from being a sheriff," Ross Mirkarimi told me.
  • Authorities: Man shot, killed by Missoula police officer was strangling girlfriend

    01/01/2015 4:14:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Independent Record ^ | Jan 1, 2015 | KATHRYN HAAKE
    Authorities: Man shot, killed by Missoula police officer was strangling girlfriend 22 hours ago • KATHRYN HAAKE Missoulian MISSOULA -- The Missoula man who was killed by a city police officer Wednesday morning was allegedly strangling his girlfriend in the car before the officer fired the lethal shot. Authorities haven't released the names of the officer or the deceased man. Police initially responded to a 9-1-1 domestic disturbance call at a Missoula home involving two women and the 20-year-old man. The time was 2:04 a.m. The man fled the scene, taking his girlfriend hostage, Missoula County sheriff's spokeswoman Paige Pavalone...
  • $446,056 Gov’t Study Explores Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence—Among Lesbians

    12/13/2014 10:46:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2014 - 2:30 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has funded a study to uncover the correlation between alcohol abuse and lesbian “intimate partner violence.” The grant, titled “Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Lesbians,” was awarded to Old Dominion University. “Alcohol abuse and dependence, and the constellation of problems associated with these disorders, including intimate partner violence (IPV) are a serious health concern for sexual minority women, their partners, their families, and society as a whole,” the grant abstract said. …
  • Man uses McChicken sandwich as weapon, gets arrested

    12/03/2014 1:35:55 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 69 replies
    http://wgntv.com/ ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2014 | WGN WEB DESK
    Police in Iowa say they arrested a man Tuesday after he used a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich to assault his pregnant wife. According to the Des Moines Register, 21-year-old Marvin Tramaine Hill told police that he threw the McChicken sandwich at his wife “because he doesn’t like them.”
  • Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday

    11/30/2014 2:22:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 30, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri, Carlos Sadovi, Rosemary Regina Sobol
    ".....Ezaldein began dating Dee in August 2012 after meeting him through her older sister's roommate, they said. Dee physically abused and beat the woman throughout the relationship, and in December 2013, threatened her by inserting a handgun into her mouth, the victim's family said. The incident resulted in a hospital visit and the victim ending the relationship. In the year since, Dee had harassed both the woman and her family members by making threatening calls to her father and siblings, family members said. The victim changed her number three times as a result, they said. Ezaldein also tried to request...
  • Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

    11/29/2014 1:03:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/27/2014 | Avraham Ben Horin, Hezki Ezra
    Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread' As Israel marks Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, Knesset notes women can be victimizers, too. By Avraham Ben Horin, Hezki Ezra First Publish: 11/27/2014, 7:15 PM Israel marked the UN's International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women this week, but one Knesset Committee took the opportunity to note that women can be victimizers and not just victims. The Knesset's Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee devoted a special session week to the subject of domestic violence, as part of the Knesset's activities marking November 25, the International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, which...
  • Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death

    10/23/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
    A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged with homicide Wednesday after she admitted killing her child's father, with whom she had a volatile relationship for at least 10 years, according to court records. The fatal stabbing occurred after the man, 41-year-old Wyland D. Thompson, jumped on the woman during an argument and she broke free, grabbing a large kitchen knife to scare him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Temika S. Marker. When Thompson overpowered her and took the weapon, Marker feared he would cut her, so she ran to the kitchen for another knife. As Thompson came toward...
  • Honour crimes and the Ottawa judge who ‘gets it’

    09/29/2014 9:01:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    In this overly politically correct world, Justice Metivier should be commended for recognizing the crimes committed by these backward un-Canadians for what they were Justice Monique Metivier of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Honour crimes and the Ottawa judge who gets it Last week, Justice Monique Metivier of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice sentenced a mother, Iqbal Bibi, and her son Khawar Saeed, to short jail terms for acts of violence committed against Bibi’s daughter, Saeed’s sister. Bibi received a sentence of five months in jail while Saeed was jailed for seven months. What was interesting about this...
  • NFL to run anti-domestic violence PSAs during Sunday's Week 4 games

    09/28/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    The hope is that some good comes from the spate of domestic-violence issues that dominated headlines in September and made for the worst month in NFL history. Embattled commissioner Roger Goodell went missing for 10 days and when he finally emerged from hiding, a tepid press conference only exacerbated concerns that he was ill-equipped to lead the most powerful sports league in the country.
  • You are born a man or a woman, you don't get to choose

    09/24/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com/ ^ | September 24, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Maybe I’m a jerk for picking such a provocative title, or maybe this country is doomed because an utterly self-evident statement of the obvious has become provocative. Maybe both are true. In any case, I want to begin by telling you about a grown adult male who, last week, beat a woman to a bloody pulp in front of a cheering crowd. As he gloated about his physical dominance over this outmatched female, media outlets and advocacy groups hailed him as a pioneer. In fact, beating up women is literally this dude’s job. His latest victim ended up with a...
  • The Media’s Domestic Violence Dirty Laundry

    09/23/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/23/14 | Bob Parks
    While the announcements of players receiving pay while investigations were ongoing pissed off the most holier-than-thou media types, I also believed that it was highly unlikely the sanctimonious punditry in the news business would be the ONLY employment base were domestic violence did not occur, and thanks to the Internet hamper, here are a few examples of the media’s hypocritical dirty laundry….
  • When Journalists Commit Domestic Violence

    09/23/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT · by buffyt · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Lo and behold, it seems that the media itself has a domestic violence problem. Ten cases discovered at first Google. Which is twice as many, to be specific, as the five cases that have had the media in such a frenzy over domestic violence in the National Football League. Where are these ten cases to be found? Two cases at ESPN, with the rest spread out over affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and, yes, the New York Times. And there are others for television stations not affiliated with the major networks. With all this massive focus on what the Wall...
  • U.S. Soccer Stands by Decision to Allow Hope Solo to Play Despite Domestic Violence Charges

    09/23/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | Sep 23, 2014 | ANNE M. PETERSON
    U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges. Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault in Washington state stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering. ... U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Monday the organization will let her play until the legal matter is settled. ... According to the court documents in the abuse case, Solo's 17-year-old nephew told police Solo was upset and appeared to have been drinking when she arrived...
  • Domestic Violence Provocation ‘Explained Away’

    09/21/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 9 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Bob Parks
    Like "climate change", whenever facts don't meet the liberal narrative, we're not allowed to discuss them. If we do, they're demeaned, ridiculed, shame is issued, and it's never allowed to be "explained away".
  • 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 · 65 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 · 82 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....