Seventeen states require people placed under restraining orders to surrender their guns or face arrest. In the latest installment of its nine-part series of editorials on links between domestic violence, guns and mass shootings, the New York Times says Congress should make this a federal law–but that would require politicians “to put aside their fear that any restrictions on guns…will run afoul of the mindless absolutism that increasingly defines the NRA.”
City will start a Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team in which advocates will join police officers on calls for service for domestic violence. One-fourth of the Cincinnati’s homicides involve intimate partner violence.
John Conyers III, the son who former U.S. Rep. John Conyers wants to succeed him in Congress, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence but was not prosecuted due to a lack of third-party witnesses. The resigned congressman’s great-nephew is also running for the same seat.
The number of male victims calling the National Domestic Abuse Hotline has doubled in seven years. A Dallas group has opened the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for male victims, following the opening of a male shelter in Arkansas.
Alaska has the highest rate of femicide by men, followed by Nevada, Louisiana, and Tennessee, according to the annual report of the Violence Policy Center (VPI). Black women are more than twice as likely to be killed by men than their white counterparts.
Mother of slain daughter says her husband was responsible for the killings in Plano, Tx., at a football watching party. Seven people were pronounced dead at the home and another died at a hospital. A police officer killed the attacker.
Las Vegas police handled 33 homicides related to domestic violence in in 2015, about a quarter of all homicides that year. Between 1998 to 2014, Nevada ranked first in the nation for female deaths at the hands of men six different times, and was consistently in the top five, according to the Violence Policy Center
Burleson, Tx., is among cities pioneering a way to protect children. A new ordinance makes it unlawful to attack anyone in front of a child, meaning abusers can be punished for a child’s anguish as well as for injuries. “These children live in constant fear and terror,” said Casey Gwinn, a former San Diego city attorney now leading a national campaign speaking up for children in abusive homes.
A recent study by the New York City Mayor’s Office argues that “inadequate” or sensationalist coverage of Intimate Partner Violence—and in particular of homicides linked to domestic violence cases─prevents serious public debate on the issue.