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Would you invest in a company whose CEO hit his girlfriend 117 times and received probation?

There has been much discussion about the Ray Rice case. From his diversion in the courts to his two-game suspension from the NFL. It wasn’t until graphic video evidence was available that his team, the Ravens, was shamed into action and let him go. I say shamed into action, because what exactly did they think … Continue reading

Should online dating profiles include gun ownership?

We may never know if the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius was domestic violence or the result of trigger-happy paranoia. I’m not sure what kind of hard evidence the prosecution has, but a reasonable human must wonder, “Who doesn’t check to see if the woman they love is still … Continue reading

What more does the NFL need to prove they must take a stand on domestic violence?

The weekend 22-year-old Kassandra Perkins was murdered by Kansas City Chiefs’ player Jovan Belcher, who committed suicide shortly thereafter. The Chiefs played the Carolina Panthers today, a team that shares a domestic violence tragedy of similar magnitude. Rae Carruth was a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers when he arranged to have Cherica Adams, who … Continue reading

SF sheriff pleads guilty in domestic violence case. Should he keep his job?

The case has disturbed many here in the Bay Area. The sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, arrested on a domestic violence charge. His wife went to their neighbors in tears 20 hours after the attack, which happened on New Year’s Eve (2011). She recounted what happened and also described a previous episode. One neighbor, … Continue reading

Twitter is a microcosm of our attitudes to domestic violence

Frieda, adopted from a shelter. About 12 yrs old now. Missing one leg. I see a lot of tweets from animal shelters about needing help with funds/food as well as about finding homes. All of this is, of course, wonderful. But I don’t see many requests for funds and support from domestic violence shelters. I … Continue reading

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