October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I was given the opportunity to talk with Astrid, a domestic violence attorney since 2019. Before that, she worked as a clerk for a judge who handled family law cases and at a domestic violence shelter in Los Angeles.
A police officer just two weeks away from retirement was shot and killed Tuesday. Houston police were called to assist a woman taking her belongings from an apartment after calling in multiple domestic abuse claims against the suspect that were dismissed by previous officers.
Police find a Florida couple dead in their apartment on Anna Marie Island on October 17. It was an ordinary Saturday afternoon when Sabrina Marie Dumdei, 37, and Zachary John Winton, 34, were found dead in their complex.
According to The New York Post, Dumdei’s father went to visit her when he noticed her lying on the floor. Later, investigators arrived on the scene and pronounced the couple dead.
Covid-19 has completely changed the way we live today and will continue doing so in the future. These unprecedented times have put us in a particular situation involving the safety of everyone worldwide.
However, many may not realize that this global pandemic has disproportionally affected women. During the U.S. recession propagated by the Corona Virus, women’s unemployment increased by 12.8% between February and April 2020, reports EconoFact. This is a 2.9% increase more massive than men’s unemployment rate of 9.9%.
Domestic violence survivors and their pets now have added protections in Florida thanks to the passage of a new bill.
“Overall, when it comes to violent crime, we’ve kind of noticed a decrease in violent crime overall; however our domestic assaults and violence relating to couples, we’ve seen a little bit of a surge,” said Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green.
Doctors at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, have sounded the alarm over concerns about a rise in alleged child abuse cases amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“We also saw similar types of things happen during the recession where, in our trauma department, the most common cause of trauma death in children was motor vehicle collisions. During the recession, that changed to abusive head trauma, and I don’t want to see that again,” Coffman noted.
Where can they go in the age of coronavirus?
According to a cell phone video obtained through police warrants, Nicholas Forman, 23, from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, could be seen beating his girlfriend Sabrina Harooni, 22, on his lawn, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
A woman was stabbed to death and her mother was wounded Thursday morning after a possible domestic dispute in a Simi Valley apartment.
In a matter of weeks, Poughkeepsie mom Nikki Addimando could become the first person in New York state to receive a lighter murder sentence under a new law that shields survivors of domestic abuse.
In April, a jury found Addimando guilty of second-degree murder of 29-year-old Christopher Grover — her live-in boyfriend and the father of her two children.
A man has been charged with multiple domestic violence offences following the alleged assault of his pregnant teenage partner and the death of her unborn baby in NSW’s central west.
Police were called to Orange Health Service on Tuesday after a 19-year-old woman – who was 21 weeks pregnant – had allegedly been assaulted and lost her baby.
The lead defense attorney in Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial said in an interview that she has never been sexually assaulted “because I would never put myself in that position.”
Several members attending a furry convention in California on Friday helped restrain a man who was assaulting his girlfriend until police arrested him, according to officials.
The brother of Power Rangers star Pua Magasiva who died in a suspected suicide a month after he was sentenced for abusing his wife has broken his silence. Wentworth actor Robbie Magasiva posted a cryptic Instagram post about his brother on Tuesday.
A single mum has revealed how she required 52 surgeries after her skull was brutally belted by her ex with a baseball bat up to 50 times in a new anti-domestic violence campaign.
Inga Ozolina has pleaded not guilty to murdering Audrius Pukas, claiming self defence.
The final defence witness for a former New Zealand politician accused of drowning his Canadian wife while on a B.C. vacation in 2010 described the couple on Monday as “lovebirds” and the alleged victim as a troubled woman hesitant to accept help.