Domestic Violence

Ohio police officer shot dead during domestic dispute call

A 31-year-old police officer in Ohio was fatally shot responding to a domestic dispute during the weekend.<p>Girard officer Justin Leo was shot Saturday night, WFMJ reports.<p>Police were sent to a home around 10 p.m. regarding “a domestic situation involving a firearm,” Ohio Bureau of Criminal …

Policing

Growth in Mandan brings uptick in crime

Steady growth in Mandan in recent years has brought an uptick in crime.<p>The Bismarck Tribune reports that the city's police experienced an 18 percent …

Business

Rape and domestic violence for fun and profit.

[<b>CONTENT NOTE:</b> rape, domestic violence, inhumane treatment of vulnerable people.]I AM SIDE-EYING THE FUCK OUT OF YOU AUSTRALIA. And yeah, I know that …

Prison

Senators Tell of Sexual Harassment, But One Analyst Warns of 'War on Men'

Four female U.S. senators shared their experiences of sexual harassment and intitmidation today on NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i> – while a conservative …

Gender

A rally against domestic violence after woman is stabbed 44 times

On Saturday night, about two dozen people gathered at Duncan and Bergen avenues for a candlelight vigil to advocate for victims of domestic violence

Crime

Domestic Violence, Silence And The Black Community: It's Time To Break The Cycle

I can still remember her bruises.<p>She was my colleague back when I worked at a bank, long before I ever thought about volunteering in battered women's …

Women of Color

MITCHELL: Time to call domestic violence what it is

We need to start calling domestic violence what it is.It is not an “incident.”It is not “domestic-related.”It is violence. And it is the most …

Women's News

Domestic violence: A survivor's story

October marks the 30th anniversary of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a survivor of domestic violence, I want to be a voice of hope …

Bachelor's Degree

Boy, 5, finds his mum dead after he called police to report violent stepfather

<b>A five-year-old boy found his mother dead eight months after he bravely called police to say his stepfather was hitting her.</b><p>The police watchdog has …

Women's News

A gift to give refuge to those affected by domestic violence

When a woman flees domestic abuse, either alone or with children, she often doesn’t have a place to stay. The non-profit Women Called Moses puts its …

Opinion

Heightened crackdown on domestic violence leads to 29 arrests

Local law enforcement agencies collaborated Thursday in a heightened, one-day crackdown on domestic violence.<p>Officers made attempts at 70 locations …

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Sweep In DuPage Co.

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Five people were arrested in the western suburbs after authorities tried to serve more than 70 warrants as part of a domestic …

Domestic Abuse

Gun-toting man sought after escaping arrest in Bronx

Cops were scrambling to find an escaped prisoner after he was spotted with a gun and slipped out of handcuffs during an arrest in the Bronx.

Crime

Meet Merissa Dyer, the Badass Boxing Coach Who’s Teaching Women to Fight in Rockville

Merissa Dyer was never very good at sports as a kid. She enjoyed them, though, and had an interested in being in good shape. So at 17, when she was …

Sport (Australia)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Actor Nicholas Brendon Was Arrested for Domestic Violence

Nicholas Brendon, known for playing Xander Harris on the TV series <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, was arrested on felony domestic violence charges earlier …

TV

Martina McBride Is Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Find Hope

The country artist has been shining a spotlight on the issue for nearly 20 years.<p>When Martina McBride released her single "Independence Day" in 1993, …

Buffy star arrested for domestic violence

Brendon, best known for playing Xander Harris alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar on the hit vampire series, was arrested for violating a protective …

Australian News

Man and woman stabbed in Queensland domestic violence attacks Yahoo7 News

A woman and a man have serious stab wounds after separate domestic violence incidents in Queensland.<p>Police found a 45-year-old woman with wounds to …

Australian News

Cloned bank cards seized after cops get domestic violence complaint

The Hawks have begun investigations into a suspected syndicate operating across the country after Cape Town police inadvertently found 700 suspected …

Crime

Why parents kill their children: Experts reveal what drives mothers to murder their infants and how kids can be used as 'pawns'

They are the innocents, slaughtered at the hands of the very people who were supposed to protect them.<p>Some of them meet their deaths alongside their …

Women leaving domestic violence living in car as homeless fill shelters

When 26-year-old Chloe ran away from her violent partner, she ended up living in her car with a toddler and a newborn baby.<p>"I went to the police …

Domestic Abuse

Woman dies after her throat is slit in alleged domestic dispute at Ballito mall

A woman died after her throat was slit during an alleged domestic with her boyfriend outside a restaurant at the Ballito Junction Mall in …

Crime

Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour

Shadow minister accuses government of dragging its feet on promise to make it easier for victims to access legal aid<p>Thousands of victims of domestic violence are still being denied access to justice eight months after the government promised to make it easier for them to obtain legal aid, Labour …

Legal Aid

New York City May Soon Guarantee Paid Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

A new bill passed in New York City would, if signed into law by the mayor, require employers to grant paid time off to workers who say they’ve been …

Bill de Blasio

Massachusetts congresswoman pushes bill to protect domestic violence victims and their pets

With studies suggesting that many victims of domestic violence delay leaving or remain in abusive situations out of fear for what may happen to their …

Western Massachusetts

These Celebs Are Joining Forces with Abuse Survivors for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Survivors and supporters of Safe Horizon's #PutTheNailInIt campaign are painting their ring fingernails purple to mark their vow against domestic …

Lifestyle

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence.<p>The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association …

Politics

Abigail Breslin Opens Up About Her PTSD Experience To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.<p>The effects of domestic violence, sexual harassment, and rape on survivors can last long after the …

Women’s refuge budgets slashed by nearly a quarter over past seven years

Women’s refuges have seen their budgets slashed by nearly a quarter over the last seven years, despite Theresa May’s pledge to boost funding for …

Domestic Abuse

Michaelia Cash denies government dropping ball on domestic violence

Minister for women says ‘any suggestion that domestic violence is no longer in the Coag agenda is simply incorrect’<p>The minister for women, Michaelia Cash, has denied that family violence is no longer a priority area for the government, following experts in the sector expressing disappointment about …