Domestic Violence. Legal news and articles for May 26 - 31, 2017

Domestic Violence Victims Seek Changes to LawReport: Alleged victim wants domestic violence charges against Tennessee's Josh Smith droppedState Housing Finance Agencies Should Prevent Housing Discrimination Against Survivors of Domestic ViolenceThe Dentist's Office Is a New Front in the Fight Against Domestic ViolenceIn Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violenceBill would prohibit guns from some with domestic violence, stalking convictionsDeportation Fears Silence Some Domestic Violence VictimsTougher penalties for domestic violence, sex trafficking - CTPostLandmark session for addressing domestic violenceMilwaukee police identify woman killed in suspected domestic violence incidentFear of deportation leads to decline in Domestic Violence Center visitsTrump's Pointless, Racist Anti-Immigration Hotline Is Outing - GizmodoDomestic Violence Threat Increases as Temperatures RiseAs Woodridge tragedy shows, pregnancy won't protect you from ...Police: Car purposely rams into barn in domestic violence attack

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Kincheloe man sentenced for second habitual domestic violence ...
UpperMichigansSource.comMay 2, 2017

Nicholas James Sayles, 34, of Kincheloe was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for domestic violence by an habitual offender.more »

Group urges Bengals to speak out against domestic violence
KOKH FOX25May 4, 2017

Women Helping Women called on the team to take a public stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. The Bengals chose Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday even though he was suspended for one ...more »

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Domestic Violence Victims Seek Changes to Law
NBC4 WashingtonMay 31, 2017

There are more murder cases caused by domestic violence in Prince George's County than in other parts of of Maryland. Wednesday, lawmakers including Rep. Anthony Brown, abuse survivors and advocates met to talk about much-needed changes to ...more »

Report: Alleged victim wants domestic violence charges against Tennessee's Josh Smith dropped
SECcountry.comMay 31, 2017

On the morning of May 6, Smith was arrested and charged with domestic violence after he and Foster allegedly were involved in a fight on the night of May 5. Hyams reported that Foster suffered a broken nose, broken teeth as well as damage to his right ...more »

State Housing Finance Agencies Should Prevent Housing Discrimination Against Survivors of Domestic Violence
ACLU (blog)May 31, 2017

At the time, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — which prohibits evicting survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking based on the violence — did not apply to housing such as Ms. Lewis', which was funded by the ...more »

The Dentist's Office Is a New Front in the Fight Against Domestic Violence
Slate Magazine (blog)May 31, 2017

Stat reported this week on an “activist group” of dental professionals who are urging their colleagues to use appointments as a chance to screen patients for signs of domestic violence. Dentists, they point out, typically see patients for cleanings ...more »

In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence
Christian Science MonitorMay 31, 2017

Supporters say the benefit can ease the economic barriers to escaping abusive situations, while increasing transparency for an issue long treated as private.more »

Bill would prohibit guns from some with domestic violence, stalking convictions
Las Vegas Review-JournalMay 30, 2017

CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers want to keep guns away from people who have been issued a domestic violence restraining order. Senate Bill 124 would prohibit a person convicted of domestic violence battery and issued a restraining order to possess ...more »

Deportation Fears Silence Some Domestic Violence Victims
TIMEMay 30, 2017

But concern about the law has already consumed the community. Libby Hasse, a staff attorney at Tahirih's Houston branch, says she's heard a lot from a client who is a survivor of sex trafficking who watches a lot of Spanish-language news and has shown ...more »

Tougher penalties for domestic violence, sex trafficking - CTPost
CT PostMay 26, 2017

The human-trafficking bill, also approved unanimously with no discussion, would provide more education on the crime to state agencies, including typical ...more »

Landmark session for addressing domestic violence
Sidney Herald LeaderMay 26, 2017

Every 23 hours, a person is raped in Montana. Last year, over 800 sexual assaults and 4,000 domestic violence crimes were reported statewide. However, this accounts for only a fraction of the total number of crimes that actually occur, as most go ...more »

Milwaukee police identify woman killed in suspected domestic violence incident
Milwaukee Journal SentinelMay 26, 2017

... Published 5:04 p.m. CT May 26, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago. MJS MPD squad car Buy Photo. A Milwaukee police squad car. (Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo. 1 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINEMAILMORE. A woman killed in.more »

Fear of deportation leads to decline in Domestic Violence Center visits
Santa Clarita Valley SignalMay 26, 2017

For some local victims of domestic violence, leaving their home is a seen as a lose-lose situation. The Domestic Violence Center has seen a decrease in numbers over the past few months because many victims who are immigrants are afraid of being ...more »

Trump's Pointless, Racist Anti-Immigration Hotline Is Outing - Gizmodo
GizmodoMay 26, 2017

President Trump's effort to track and prevent violence from undocumented immigrants has instead become a nightmare for domestic violence and human ...more »

Domestic Violence Threat Increases as Temperatures Rise
550 KTSAMay 26, 2017

One out of every 3 women in San Antonio will be affected by domestic violence and during the summer months, those risks increase. Marta Prada Pelaez at Family Violence Prevention Services says the jump in domestic abuse cases can be credited to a few ...more »

As Woodridge tragedy shows, pregnancy won't protect you from ...
Chicago Daily HeraldMay 26, 2017

As we saw with this week's tragic murder-suicide in Woodridge that claimed the life of a 7-month pregnant woman and her unborn baby, being with child won't ...more »

Police: Car purposely rams into barn in domestic violence attack
Turn to 10May 26, 2017

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:42PM the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a building on Route 6A in Yarmouthport. Investigation revealed that crash was intentional and part of a Domestic Violence ...more »

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