Ending Domestic Abuse with Loveisrespect

“One in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Loveisrespect is a “text for help” service designed to support young people in building healthy relationships and, ultimately, ending dating abuse. Sponsored by Mary Kay.”
View this important message at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2013/04/03/ending-domestic-abuse-with-loveisrespect.html

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NFL's Amari Spievey arrested after fight over child support

” City native and Detroit Lions football player Amari Spievey was arrested in Middletown Tuesday after a dispute with his girlfriend about child support, police said.
Spievey, 24, was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct for the incident that happened shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday on Dove Lane, police said.”
Read more at: http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/03/27/news/doc51533cd82c06c557484524.txt?viewmode=fullstory

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Ex-NFL players speak at violence rally

“An NFL legend expressed dismay Saturday that public campaigns and rallies must still be held to tamp down the instances of domestic violence that leave women battered and bruised.
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach told a crowd of thousands in downtown that men should know better than to strike a woman. But domestic abuse continues to bedevil authorities in Dallas and elsewhere.”
Read more at: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/9090019/roger-staubach-emmitt-smith-dez-bryant-speak-domestic-violence

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8 Tips for Dealing With A Narcissist In Family Court

“Dealing with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the family court system is a daunting task that is made even more difficult if you are in pro se, or self-represented. I would personally rather be awake and un-medicated during a root canal if given the option of choosing one over the other. While each court room is unique, I happen to have lots of advice for those who find themselves in pro se. This advice is organically developed after spending the past four years acting as my own attorney in a hellish custody battle with someone who is an extremely high-conflict personality.”
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tina-swithin/8-tips-for-dealing-with-a_b_2799069.html?ir=Divorce&ref=topbar

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After long wait, Violence Against Women Act renewal heads to Obama's desk

“After over a year of legislative limbo, the House passed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Thursday, ending the partisan bickering that has plagued the bill since it expired in September of 2011.”
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Domestic Violence Among the Wealthy Hides Behind ‘Veil of Silence’

“Domestic violence has ticked up since September 2008—and not only among the financially strained. Eliza Shapiro reports on the hurdles rich abused women face, from disbelief by peers to ‘legal dream teams.'”
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Miami-Dade human trafficking unit gets first conviction, sentence

A Miami Beach man who forced a slew of women into prostitution in South Florida and Nevada will spend 15 years in prison for beating and strangling one of them.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced Robert Burton, 34, who had been found guilty of domestic battery by strangulation, deriving support from prostitution, kidnapping and interfering with parental custody.
His conviction at trial was the first for Miami-Dade prosecutors’ Human Trafficking Unit, said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. She said many of the victims are homegrown runaways.
“It’s very much like domestic violence. It’s control. It’s terror. It’s beating,” she said. “It’s affection — with torture.”
At trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Burton forced at least six women into prostitution all while fathering several children with three of them. He faced similar charges in Nevada, but was not convicted in that state.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/26/3255339/miami-dade-human-trafficking-unit.html#storylink=cpy
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