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  • New California Law Recognizes Coercive Control as Form of Domestic Violence

    01/08/2021 11:10:55 AM PST · by Thommas · 41 replies
    Castro Law Offices ^ | January 4, 2021 | Castro Law Offices
    Despite California Courts recognizing the concept of coercive control, there was no actual statutory prohibition against this form of domestic abuse. That changed in September 2020 when the Governor of California signed a bill into law clarifying the state’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act that coercive control constitutes a form of domestic abuse. Specifically, the law amends Section 6320 of the Family Code so that “disturbing the peace of the other party” (which is grounds to obtain a DV Restraining order) includes coercive control. The California legislature unequivocally recognized that actions that result in the destruction of “mental or emotional calm”...
  • Police claim Arizona mother beat her children for going maskless after contracting COVID-19

    01/01/2021 1:55:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    American Wire ^ | January 1, 2021 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A Wickenburg, Arizona mom is in very hot water after allegedly beating her kids and stepchildren because they went maskless after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said. Sarah Michelle Boone, 32, has a previous record for domestic abuse. She was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and three counts each of child abuse and assault, court charging documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show. Wickenburg police responded on Saturday, Dec. 26 around 7 p.m. to the woman’s house last weekend after a complaint was called in. She allegedly kicked a boy while he was on the floor,...
  • Mum and lover behead 9 yr old son in Brazil before burning body on barbecue

    11/30/2020 7:57:42 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    7 News ^ | November 27th 2020 | Digital staff
    A mother and her female partner have been jailed for a total of 129 years for stabbing, dismembering, skinning, and barbecuing the latter’s own nine-year-old son. Rosana Auri da Silva Candido, 27, and lover Kacyla Pryscila Santiago Damasceno Pessoa, 28, were sentenced in the Brazilian administrative region of Samambaia on November 25 to 65 and 64 years in prison respectively. The pair was charged with the murder of Rosana’s nine-year-old son Rhuan Maycon da Silva Castro on the night of May 31 this year. Rhuan was knifed 11 times in total in the chest and eyes while he was sleeping,...
  • LGBTQ people 4X as likely to be victims of violent crimes [By their own kind - SURPRISE!]

    10/09/2020 5:58:31 PM PDT · by fwdude · 55 replies
    AP via Dallas Voice ^ | October 6, 2020 | ASTRID GALVAN | Associated Press
    PHOENIX — The first study of its kind found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-conforming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities.
  • Woman charged with hitting second man with object (mug shot)

    09/09/2020 3:28:10 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 66 replies
    The Inter-Mountain ^ | 9/8/2020 | Amanda Hayes
    BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who hit a man on the head with a King Kong statue last weekend has been arrested for hitting a different man in the head with a porcelain figurine. Deon Jones, 44, now faces a second count of domestic battery third offense, a felony, days after being charged with domestic battery third offense, a felony, and resisting an officer, a misdemeanor. In the latest case, Sgt. Tom Posey with the Buckhannon Police Department responded to 187 Camden Ave. for a domestic incident on Sept. 2, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County...
  • Girlfriend accused of breaking former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's ribs, hitting him with a pot at their Houston home

    05/20/2020 2:50:58 PM PDT · by DFG · 62 replies
    WFAA ^ | 05/20/2020 | Chris Costa (KHOU), Michelle Homer, Janelle Bludau
    Former Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is recovering from injuries after two alleged attacks by his "live-in" girlfriend, the Harris County District Attorney's office told KHOU 11 News. Court records show 40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron was arrested and charged with injury to an elderly person. From the DA's Office: Caron is accused of kicking Dewhurst, 74, in the ribs during an argument on May 13. Dewhurst told police she left their home but came back on May 17 and kicked him in the ribs again. He said Caron also hit him with a pot, scratched him and bit him. Dewhurst...
  • Girlfriend accused of breaking former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's ribs, hitting him with pot at their Houston home

    05/20/2020 3:36:48 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 50 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5/20/20
    HOUSTON — Former Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is recovering from injuries after two alleged attacks by his "live-in" girlfriend, the Harris County District Attorney's office told KHOU 11 News. Court records show 40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron was arrested and charged with injury to an elderly person.
  • NJ woman charged with killing roommate with tape dispenser, shower rod

    03/05/2020 12:02:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A New Jersey woman beat a 55-year-old man to death with a tape dispenser and shower rod in a home they shared, authorities said. Mary Carbone, 56, allegedly attacked Frank Stochel, a local high school janitor, last month at a Manchester Township residence that the victim owned with his wife. His lifeless body was found on Feb. 24 and Carbone was arrested on murder charges Wednesday, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.
  • Woman allegedly punched boyfriend in the face two times for leaving her dog out in the rain (mug shot)

    01/13/2020 5:00:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | 1/11/2020 | Austin Williams
    MYRTLE POINT, Ore. - Melissa Morris was arrested on New Year’s Eve after she told deputies she punched her boyfriend in the face for leaving her dog outside in the rain. Police say they responded to a call of a suspected assault where they were met by the Oregon woman’s boyfriend, James, who said she punched him in the face two times. Investigators say they saw a marble-sized welt and scratch mark on James’ right eyebrow. James told police that he was talking to Morris when she began hitting him. Morris was then taken into custody on a domestic...
  • 'Captain America' actress (Mollie Fitzgerald) arrested in mother's stabbing death

    01/02/2020 4:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 1/01/20 | Minyvonne Burke
    An actress who had a minor role in the 2011 film "Captain America: The First Avenger" was arrested on New Year's Eve in Kansas in connection to the stabbing death of her mother, police said. The victim, Patricia Fitzgerald, was found dead at her home in Olathe, about 22 miles southwest of Kansas City, on Dec. 20, police said in a news release. Mollie Fitzgerald, 38, her daughter, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder, online court records show. **SNIP** In addition to her small role as Stark Girl in "Captain America: The First Avenger," Mollie Fitzgerald has...
  • New Pa. law aimed to disarm accused domestic abusers within 24 hours. Hundreds in Philly haven’t turned in guns.

    12/07/2019 6:53:15 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 12/06/2019 | Claudia Vargas,
    --SNIP-- Since the law took effect in April, 574 accused domestic abusers in Philadelphia were ordered to hand over their weapons, but only 62 of them complied. “I’m really shocked at those figures,” said former State Rep. Marguerite C. Quinn, a Republican from Bucks County who sponsored the bill that ultimately became the domestic-violence law known as Act 79. “Is it a matter of manpower? Is it disrespect of the new law? Is it they are going out and people don’t have guns? I have a domino of questions.”
  • Woman smiles wide after arrest for husband's murder

    11/21/2019 8:23:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 11/20/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    FORT TOWSON, Okla. - A woman accused of her husband's murder posed for an eerie mugshot following her arrest Tuesday. Shanda Johnson-Williams, 48, smiled wide while standing in front of the camera at the jail where she was brought after the arrest. Johnson-Williams was charged with first-degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of her husband, Jamie Williams, in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Police found Jamie unconscious at the couple's home Sunday. He was later pronounced dead before he could be transported to the hospital, the New York Post reports.
  • Boston College student charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend texts urging his suicide

    10/28/2019 9:30:53 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    A former Boston College student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly driving her boyfriend to jump to his death from a parking garage, 90 before before he was set to graduate. Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins held a press conference on Monday to announce the indictment of 21-year-old Inyoung You in connection to the death of Alexander Urtula, 22. Both were students at Boston College at the time Urtula's death on May 20. You later dropped out of the university. You is currently in her native South Korea. Rollins said she is cautiously optimistic that the woman would...
  • Woman Set On Fire Behind Tonawanda Tim Hortons Testifies

    10/24/2019 12:50:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    WBEN ^ | October 24, 2019 | Mike Baggerman
    Jessica Cameron, the victim of an alleged attempted murder by her ex-boyfriend, described the harrowing incident last December on the witness stand on Thursday. Cameron, 25, said on the stand that Jonathan White asked her to come to a dumpster behind the Tim Horton’s restaurant on December 17 to talk about their struggling 7-and-a-half-year relationship that was crumbling. The two had three young children together, ages five, three, and two. “He refused to acknowledge it and accept it,” she said about their relationship. The argument at the dumpster soon turned violent. “Are you going to hurt me?” Cameron said on...
  • Carson makes dismissive comments about transgender people, angering HUD staff

    09/20/2019 7:37:24 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tracy Jan and Jeff Stein
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson expressed concern about "big, hairy men" trying to infiltrate women's homeless shelters during an internal meeting, according to three people present who interpreted the remarks as an attack on transgender women.
  • Patrick Shanahan withdraws as defense secretary nominee

    06/18/2019 11:34:59 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2019 | 1:31pm | Mark Moore
    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday withdrew his nomination to lead the department as a report says the FBI is investigating a domestic violence dispute from nine years ago involving him and his then-wife. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family,” President Trump wrote in a Twitter posting. “I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense,” he...
  • Woman attempts to trick boyfriend into drinking Drano in murder attempt, police say (mug shot)

    05/04/2019 7:13:30 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/2/2019 | Karma Allen
    [Elle Weissman] A Utah woman poisoned her boyfriend with Drano because she wanted him to go into "eternal sleep," according to police. Elle Weissman, 43, was charged with attempted murder after she allegedly tricked her boyfriend into drinking Drano drain cleaner by telling him that it was his medicine, police said in a statement Thursday. (MORE: Missouri jail nurse allegedly poisoned husband, set house on fire in bid to marry inmate) The allegations came to light on Monday when the woman's 50-year-old boyfriend arrived at an urgent care center in Salt Lake City where he was treated for symptoms related...
  • I Survived Domestic Violence. Here’s Why I’m Voting No on Violence Against Women Act.

    04/04/2019 4:26:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 3, 2019 | Debbie Lesko
    I’m Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko. I’m a survivor of domestic violence from my ex-husband, who I left over 25 years ago. I am voting no on the Democrats’ version of the Violence Against Women Act because it is a radical bill that I believe will actually hurt women more. This bill, under the weight of federal law, would force domestic violence shelters to take in biological males who identify as women. This could be in showers. This could be in beds. Can you think of this? We have women that are placed in shelters that have already been abused, some...
  • Playboy Model Charged With Murder After 71-Year-Old's Body Found in a Trunk

    03/29/2019 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    945wfla.iheart.com ^ | Mar 29, 2019 | R.J. Johnson
    Las Vegas Police say they've arrested a 25-year-old Playboy model in connection with the death of a 71-year-old doctor whose body was discovered inside the trunk of an abandoned car earlier this month. Kelsey Nichole Turner, 25, was arrested in Stockton, California on March 21 by detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and members of a Stockton FBI task force, a press release from the department said. Detectives identified Turner as a suspect after an investigation revealed evidence that connected her to the death of Thomas Burchard, a 71-year-old child psychiatrist from Salinas, California. Social media accounts for...
  • Journal retracts study claiming LGBT people die earlier in prejudiced communities

    02/26/2019 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2019 | Samuel Smith
    SCIENCEDIRECT.COM A mid-2000’s study linking anti-gay prejudice to shorter lifespans for lesbians, gays, and bisexual individuals has been retracted on grounds that it was an “erroneous” finding.The study “Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations” was conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and was published by the peer-reviewed academic journal Social Science & Medicine in February 2014.The study purported to have found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who live in communities with high levels of anti-gay sentiment tend to die earlier than lesbians, gays and bisexuals who live in communities that are...