In a new podcast, titled “The Dream Was Not Mine,” on The United States of Anxiety, produced by WNYC studios, Amanda Aronczyk and Nancy Solomon explore how midterm elections could be affected by the rise of women pushing back against sexual and domestic abuse in politics and in the White House.
The Justice Department will provide more than $113 million funding for 133 tribes and Alaska Native villages, and another $133 million to help serve Native American crime victims. The announcement comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls.
Police in Powell, Oh., near Columbus, didn’t charge assistant football coach Zach Smith of domestic violence and haven’t explained why. One critic says, “I think the entire handling of this has been abysmal but common.”
Collaborative news group MuckRock is launching a new project that aims to shed light on the problem of domestic violence perpetrated by police officers. But according to the group, the cost of paying for these records is “daunting.”
Florida officials and a law professor question whether the director of a major state organization dealing with domestic violence should be paid $761, 560 a year. “It’s ridiculous,” says law Prof. Dan Ravicher.
Our society still clings to stereotypes of men as being macho, strong and able to take care of themselves. So it’s no surprise if many victimized men feel they would get no sympathy, support or help if they admitted that their wives or girlfriends physically abused them.
A national awareness campaign similar to the anti-drinking and driving movement is the most promising way to address the nation’s domestic violence problem, according to speakers at John Jay College Wednesday. They called it a public health challenge.
New Jersey police Sgt. Philip Seidle shot and killed his wife in 2015, three weeks after their divorce became final. A lawsuit by the victim’s children says police officials ignored numerous signs of his potential for violence, including a long record of excessive force complaints and 12 different calls for help from the victim, Tamara Wilson-Seidle.
Connecticut has a long record of arresting both domestic abusers and spouses or partners who fight back during an assault. A bill to curtail the practice cruised through the state legislature last week and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.