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  • Jackson Lee blasts 'demeaning' Pepsi Super Bowl ad

    02/09/2011 10:41:43 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 218 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/11 08:56 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a "demeaning" Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl. In the ad for Pepsi Max, a black woman sitting on a park bench gets angry with her husband after an attractive, white female jogger sits down next to the couple and smiles and waves at the man. After the man smiles back, his girlfriend or wife gets angry and whips her Pepsi Max can at him. The man ducks, and the can hits the attractive jogger in the head. The ad is...
  • Police: Woman hits boyfriend with steak

    02/08/2011 5:21:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Houma Today ^ | February 7, 2011
    HOUMA — A woman who reportedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak Sunday afternoon was jailed by investigating Terrebonne sheriff's deputies. Jerry Voisin, 51, told officers Verdin had already been drinking and was trying to cool a bottle of Tequila Rose when she became upset because she could not find room in the freezer.
  • HuffPo’s “Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America” Gives the Human Traffickers a Free Pass

    02/08/2011 5:20:02 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Feb.8, 2011 | Rhonda Robinson
    She sat in the corner, on the floor with her head hidden between her knees. As she wept, her arms trembled over her head. Her 10-year-old daughter stood by with her baby sister riding on her hip, ready to translate her mother’s Spanish sobs. The young mother just couldn’t believe what had just happened. The man that she was living with, the father of her youngest child, had just beat her in a parking lot, in front of God, passers-by and her own children. She, along with her two little girls had been brought to my doorstep by a police...
  • Hiram woman accused of biting off ex-boyfriend's nose

    02/01/2011 1:38:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Lewiston Sun-Journal ^ | February 1, 2011 | Tony Reaves
    HIRAM — A 22-year old woman is accused of nearly biting off her ex-boyfriend's nose and attacking a minor Friday night. Shanan M. Loud, of 41 South Hiram Road, was charged with Class B aggravated assault and Class D assault after an alleged attack that included biting his nose nearly off and biting his throat.
  • Is Ed Schultz a Wife Beater?

    02/01/2011 11:00:37 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 34 replies
    North Dakota Courts, Cass County ^ | 01/26/1999 | North Dakota Courts MAUREEN K ZIMMERMAN VS. EDWARD A SCHULTZ Case Type: Divorce Date Filed: 01/26/1999 Location: — Cass County Judicial Officer: Marquart, Steven L (Snip) 11/02/1995 Converted Event Codes Doc ID# 72 (EXP01 ) EX PARTE TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER (CC TO CC SHER. & FGO. PD) 11/02/1995 Application Doc ID# 71 APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER (Snip) 11/16/1995 Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: PROTECTION ORDER Result: Hearing Ended (Snip) 11/30/1995 Motion/Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: CONTINUED CONTEMPT HEARING 09/11/1995 Continued to 11/30/1995 - Continuance - Schultz, Edward A...
  • DA: Wife Killed Husband After Finding Hickey

    01/31/2011 9:19:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | January 31, 2011
    MEDFORD (CBS) – A woman was ordered held without bail Monday charged with killing her husband in Medford. Police found 34-year-old Troy Burston wounded outside a home on Exchange Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Sunday. He was not wearing a shirt and had been stabbed in the chest.

    01/23/2011 4:08:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 January, 2011 | KEITH EPPS
    A Spotsylvania County jury yesterday decided that Janay Majors was justified when she shot and killed her husband last year during a domestic altercation. Majors, 27, shot 32-year-old Anthony O'Brian Majors six times in what the defense successfully argued was self-defense. Janay Majors was found not guilty of three charges--voluntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and discharging a firearm in an occupied building--following a two-day trial in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. Among the defense witnesses called yesterday was Barbara Majors, the victim's mother. She testified that she had been concerned about her son's temper for some time and had urged...
  • Citra woman accused of setting boyfriend's genital area on fire

    01/11/2011 8:56:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | January 10, 2011 | Susan Latham Carr
    OCALA — A 29-year-old Citra woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly doused her boyfriend's genital area with gasoline and set him on fire. Victoria Eltonya Bynes, of 17355 NE 16th Terrace in Citra, was charged with aggravated battery and was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released on $10,000 bond early Sunday morning. Her boyfriend, Andrew Williams, 42, of 17360 NE 18th Ave. in Citra, was transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville with serious injuries. His condition Sunday was unknown.
  • Miramar woman gets 10 years for plot to kill ex-husband

    01/06/2011 1:16:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 6, 2011 | Jon Burstein
    FORT LAUDERDALE — A Miramar woman was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband. Mercedes Morales, 58, talked about having her former spouse hacked to death with a chainsaw because she believed his betrayal led to her serving prison time for laundering drug money, according to court documents. Her plan for revenge came unraveled when it turned out the man she thought would kill her ex-husband was a government informant.
  • Officer shot to death while trying to shield child

    12/30/2010 2:06:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 20+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 30, 2010 | Danny Robbins
    ARLINGTON — A rookie Arlington police officer responding to a domestic violence call was shot to death trying to protect an 11-year-old girl from her mother's gun-wielding ex-boyfriend, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday. Tiara Ellis Richard said officer Jillian Michelle Smith, 24, was shot by Barnes Samuel Nettles on Tuesday night as she sought to shield the girl from the 38-year-old man after he entered the apartment of Kimberly Deshay Carter, 29. After shooting Smith, Nettles shot Carter to death in a back bedroom and then returned to the living room, where he killed himself, Richard said. "It appears (Smith)...
  • Woman accused of setting boyfriend's pants on fire after argument

    12/16/2010 5:46:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 16, 2010 | Juan Ortega
    Only the couple knows how the argument started, but deputies say they know how it ended: The woman set the man's pants on fire. Fortunately, Sheldon Gonzales wasn't hurt, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. But Berlinda Faye Dixon-Newbold is feeling the heat. She's been charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony.
  • We Need to Stop Excusing Women's Violence

    12/02/2010 6:00:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men & Women ^ | November 27, 2010 | Jan Brown
    For the past few weeks one of the the stars of MTV's hit show, "Teen Mom," Amber Portwood, has been the focus of a whole lot of media attention for her domestically violent behavior caught on tape towards the father of her toddler child Leah and boyfriend, Gary Shirley. Every news outlet from CBS to CNN to TMZ has written or spoken about the on-camera verbal and physical assaults that Amber has directed towards Gary. Gary, to his credit, has never physically retaliated. Although I don't know Gary personally I know thousands of "Gary's" in similar situations. Gary, like other...
  • Battered wife faces deportation to El Salvador

    10/26/2010 12:24:46 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Monday, October 25, 2010 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (10-25) 17:05 PDT MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A Mountain View woman who fled a violent husband and entered the United States illegally in 1995 faces imminent deportation to El Salvador, where her husband has been looking for her, her lawyer said Monday. Irma Medrano, 44, is being held by immigration authorities at a jail in Yuba City (Sutter County) and could be deported as soon as today, said attorney Aubra Fletcher. She said the government has refused to delay Medrano's case to let her apply for political asylum and has disputed her claim that her life would be in danger in...
  • Concord Hospital protest against baby kidnap (video) [Oathkeepers Incident]

    10/09/2010 12:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 9, 2010 | Deborah Dupré
    An emergency peaceful protest at Concord Hospital was held Friday due to the state of New Hampshire forcibly removing, with the aid of the hospital, 15-hour old newborn, Cheyenne Irish, from her parents. The baby's father, John Irish, alleges all the charges for the removal are trumped and he does not know why according to his statement at the protest. (See Oppression by Oath Youtube video below, posted by Adventures In the Free State) Adventures in the Free State writes: "A day-old infant was abducted by NH DCYF on 10/7/2010, from and allegedly with the complicity of Concord Hospital, apparently...
  • Deerfield Beach woman accused of hitting her husband with SUV

    09/24/2010 1:59:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 24, 2010 | Juan Ortega
    A newlywed couple's recent argument boiled over in a church parking lot when the wife rammed her husband with an SUV, let him fall from the vehicle's front hood to the ground and put his shirt over his mouth to quiet him, all in front of witnesses, authorities say. Sherrica Williams, 26, and Virgil Lemons, 28, have at least one child together and married in Broward County in November.
  • Virginia woman to be executed in 2002 deaths

    09/23/2010 2:20:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 9.23.2010 | Dugald McConnell
    Jarratt, Va. (CNN) -- Teresa Lewis, a 41-year-old grandmother, met with family members and a spiritual adviser Thursday, hours before she was scheduled to be the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century. Lewis is set to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. ET at Greensville Correctional Center. The victims' family members are to witness the execution, state Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. The death row inmate pleaded guilty in the 2002 slayings of her husband and stepson in their rural home near Danville, Virginia, about 145 miles from Richmond.
  • Domestic Violence Fairytales Threaten Constitutional Protections

    09/04/2010 9:01:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 2 September, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Kristin Ruggiero of New Hampshire figured it would be a slam dunk. The gambit worked like a charm during the divorce hearing; now she would bring the case to criminal court. Her husband Jeffrey, an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was an incorrigible batterer, at least that’s what she led to the judge to believe. That got him convicted of criminal threatening, and she won custody of their 7-year-old daughter. But Kristin Ruggiero wasn’t finished. One day, the woman bragged to her startled ex, “I took all your money, I took your daughter, and now I’m going to take...
  • Domestic Violence Fairytales Threaten Constitutional Protections

    09/02/2010 5:21:40 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Kristin Ruggiero of New Hampshire figured it would be a slam dunk. The gambit worked like a charm during the divorce hearing; now she would bring the case to criminal court. Her husband Jeffrey, an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was an incorrigible batterer, at least that’s what she led to the judge to believe. That got him convicted of criminal threatening, and she won custody of their 7-year-old daughter. But Kristin Ruggiero wasn’t finished. One day, the woman bragged to her startled ex, “I took all your money, I took your daughter, and now I’m going to take...
  • Lesbians More Prone to Partner Violence Than Homosexual Men

    08/30/2010 2:37:01 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 139 replies ^ | August 30, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    A series of high-profile cases of lesbian-perpetrated domestic violence has sent shock-waves through Massachusetts communities in recent months:1. On February 16, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Nicole Chuminski on two counts of second-degree murder, following a fire that killed the two daughters of her lover Anna Reisopoulos. During a heated argument between the two, Chuminski reportedly fell into a fit of rage. A few hours later Chuminski returned to her partner’s apartment and hurled an acetone-laden firebomb into the front door.Sophia and Acia, ages 2 and 14, were burned beyond recognition, so dental records were needed for positive...
  • Fox news anchor Derek Hayward spends night in jail...

    08/02/2010 1:19:53 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies · 4+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/2/10
    A U.S. TV anchor and his glamorous TV reporter wife have ended up making the news themselves after being arrested within days of each other. British-born Derek Hayward spent the night in jail after throwing his wife Lisa out of their car following a heated argument, it is claimed. He was charged with battery after Lisa Hayward told police he had grabbed her shirt.
  • Hobbs man arrested in slaying of estranged wife

    07/30/2010 7:21:24 PM PDT · by carjic · 6 replies ^ | 07-30-2010 | Associated Press
    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Hobbs man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of his estranged wife. Hobbs police say Patsy Davis hadn't been seen since Thursday evening when she was headed to her estranged husband's home. Her car was later found parked outside a business on a city street.
  • Mel Gibson recording's admissibility in court is murky, legal experts say

    07/16/2010 5:10:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/16/2010 | Robert Faturechi
    An audio recording of Mel Gibson allegedly hurling profanities and making threats to his ex-girlfriend has been generating headlines all week. But there is much debate among legal experts about whether the recording would be allowed in any criminal prosecution of the actor-director. In the recording released this week by the celebrity news website RadarOnline, the "Lethal Weapon" star is purportedly heard admitting to an assault, telling Russian model and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva that she "deserved" to be hit. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are conducting a domestic violence investigation into allegations that Gibson harmed Grigorieva during an alleged...
  • French Statute Criminalizes ‘Psychological Violence’

    07/07/2010 11:52:08 AM PDT · by fathers1 · 18 replies ^ | 07/06/10 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    The French parliament has approved a law that makes psychological violence a criminal offence. Not only is “psychological violence” a criminal offense, it’s now punishable by as much as a 75,000 euro fine and three years in prison. Read about the new law here (BBC, 6/24/10). The law is gender-neutral on its face, but the article readily admits that it was passed to protect women. What is “psychological violence” other than a serious misuse of language? It’s defined as, “repeated acts which could be constituted by words or other machinations, to degrade one’s quality of life and cause a change...
  • Fargo woman accused of pistol-whipping man with handgun

    06/14/2010 7:15:59 AM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 24 replies · 567+ views
    INFORUM ^ | June 14 2010 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – A Fargo woman is accused of beating her husband with a handgun early today, causing bruises to his abdomen and a cut on his head, Fargo Police Sgt. Jeff Skuza said. The man had three loaded handguns in the couple’s apartment in the 4400 block of 47th St. S., Skuza said. The couple were arguing just before 4 a.m. when the woman took one of the guns, unloaded it and struck the man with it several times, he said. The man did not seek medical treatment. Alycia Marie Buethner, 30, was arrested on suspicion of simple assault.
  • Cops May Have Found Body of Drew Peterson's Wife

    06/05/2010 2:02:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 82 replies · 3,465+ views ^ | 06/05/2010 | Staff
    There may be a huge break in the disappearance of Drew Peterson's fourth wife. TMZ has learned authorities believe they may know exactly where the body is buried, and then plan to dig for it tomorrow. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Peterson, an ex-cop who is currently behind bars awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife, told an inmate yesterday how he killed Stacy Peterson, wife number 4. Stacy's body has never been recovered -snip- UPDATE 6/5 10:00 AM PT -- State Police confirm the search is underway.
  • The Guttmacher Institute Redefines 'Violence Against Women' (husbands guilty)

    05/06/2010 9:56:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 409+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | May 6, 2010 | Brian Clowes
    The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is at it again.For those not familiar with AGI, it is a $30-million-a-year research group based in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Named for Alan Guttmacher, former president of Planned Parenthood, the mission of the organization is to "advance sexual and reproductive health" around the world. This makes sense, since it was founded in 1968 as the research arm of the largest chain of abortion mills in the United States, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), which currently carries out more than 300,000 abortions annually.In other words, a person who believes in...
  • Nearly 4 million Californians report sexual or physical violence from a spouse or companion

    04/29/2010 6:16:20 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 416+ views
    UCLA study find that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are at particularly high riskNearly 4 million adults in California reported being a victim of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a spouse, companion or other intimate partner, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Of those victims, more than 1 million reported being forced to have sex by an intimate partner, the study found. Although reported incidences of intimate partner violence, or IPV, are widespread, especially among women and certain ethnic groups, reported IPV was surprisingly high among lesbians, gays and bisexuals...
  • Gay Man That was Kept From Seeing his Dying Partner Was Abusing Him

    04/22/2010 4:06:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies · 969+ views
    Img Ur ^ | 4/22/2010 | Img Ur
  • If Your Wife Bothers You – Beat Her with the Rod (Egyptian Cleric)

    04/18/2010 6:49:19 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 35 replies · 858+ views
    In a recent TV sermon, Egyptian cleric Mazen Al-Sarsawi extolled the virtues of corporal punishment to keep wives in check. Using stories from the early days of Islam to support his argument, Al-Sawsawi said that when there are marital problems, "the solution is to give the man a free hand to discipline his family members and to control them. By no means can a woman be the head [of the family]." In the sermon, aired January 7, 2010 on the Egyptian Islamic channel Al-Nas TV, Al-Sawsawi recounted the story of Said Ibn Al-Musayyib, a 7th-century Muslim scholar known for his...
  • Hitler book, weapons, ammo found in militia raids

    04/12/2010 2:16:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 2,216+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/10 | Mike Householder - ap
    DETROIT – Federal agents investigating what they describe as a Christian militia bent on violence against police seized suspected crack cocaine and steroids, weapons, gas masks and a book of Adolf Hitler's speeches during raids of members' homes last month, according to search warrant records. The raids were conducted over a 4 1/2-hour span in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana on the night of March 27. Authorities recovered hand grenade instructions and schematics, a container of potassium chlorate and other items during a raid that night at the southern Michigan home of David Stone, the suspected leader of the Hutaree.
  • Woman sees husband hug another woman, charged with battery

    04/10/2010 6:15:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 1,425+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | April 8, 2010 | Angel McCurdy
    DESTIN — A 34-year-old woman was arrested March 28 on charges of battery. A husband and wife were at a party with friends when the woman saw her husband hugging a female coworker, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's report. Once the woman saw the two hugging, she walked over and began yelling at the man. The woman then slapped the man several times in his face causing his glasses to fall off.
  • The Hutaree militia and the rising risk of far-right violence

    03/30/2010 4:28:14 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 117 replies · 3,010+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    The Hutaree militia and the rising risk of far-right violence By Eugene Robinson Tuesday, March 30, 2010 ....By contrast, there has been explosive growth among far-right, militia-type groups that identify themselves as white supremacists, "constitutionalists," tax protesters and religious soldiers determined to kill people to uphold "Christian" values. Most of the groups that posed a real danger, as the Hutaree allegedly did, have been infiltrated and dismantled by authorities before they could do any damage. But we should never forget that the worst act of domestic terrorism ever committed in this country was authored by a member of the government-hating...
  • Domestic violence (Editorial by an Ohio Police Chief...Barf Alert)

    03/26/2010 3:18:55 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 45 replies · 605+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 26, 2010 | Larry Rinehart
    Domestic violence I am an active advocate against domestic violence and have been since May 12, 2001. In that time I have had the opportunity to speak to more groups of people than I can remember; large and small, adults and students, and all types of civic, social, and church groups. I have given my presentations to literally thousands of people all over this sate. In the course of talking with people before and after my presentations I have come to realize several things that you will not find in the national and local statistics about domestic violence. First, I...
  • Charlie Sheen pleads not guilty to assaulting wife

    03/15/2010 4:18:42 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies · 383+ views
    Reuters ^ | Ellen Miller
    ASPEN, Colo, March 15 (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of assaulting his wife, who had previously asked for the case to be dropped. Sheen, 44, the star of America's most-watched TV comedy "Two and a Half Men", entered his plea though his lawyer at a brief court hearing in the ski resort of Aspen. The court set a July 21 trial date, although Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, has told journalists repeatedly that she would like the case dropped.
  • Woods responders concerned about domestic violence

    03/12/2010 2:10:02 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 4 replies · 245+ views
    AP ^ | Antonio Gonzalez
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The ambulance crew that responded after golfer Tiger Woods crashed his SUV would not allow his wife to ride with him to the hospital because they thought it was a case of domestic violence, documents released Friday by the Florida Highway Patrol show. But a police officer who responded said he didn't know where the crew got that information because he never heard it from anyone at the scene. The reports also show that Woods' wife, Elin, turned over two bottles of pain pills to troopers after the Nov. 27 crash outside the couple's suburban Orlando home....
  • Woman charged with killing husband is lobbyist [against domestic violence]

    03/03/2010 12:25:07 PM PST · by madprof98 · 53 replies · 1,946+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/3/10 | Rhonda Cook
    A 45-year-old woman, charged with ending a domestic dispute by killing her 26-year-old husband of five days, is a registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence. Arelisha Bridges was ordered held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this month on charges of felony murder, murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Officials said Bridges claimed she was unemployed. But records show she is a lobbyist for an organization called the National Declaration for Domestic Violence Order; its Web site says the group is...
  • How to Fight Domestic Violence During Lenten Season

    02/25/2010 12:58:05 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 2 replies · 113+ views
    E-how ^ | February 25, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    Domestic abuse can touch any family at any time including during the Lent season. Let's take a look at the reason Jesus spent forty days in the desert praying for his ministry. Jesus' ministry was about valuing life and the respectful treatment of everyone; we are all created in God's image. He was tested by demons including Satan himself. With his ordeal in mind the giving up of smoking, eating fatty foods or some other "sacrifice" can be replaced with something more substantial this Lenten season. As families prepare to celebrate and embrace the Son of God Jesus Christ's ministry...
  • Harry Reid Threatens His Wife, Media Remains Silent

    02/24/2010 12:05:51 PM PST · by Texas Peartree · 5 replies · 592+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 24, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    It is said that people in desperate circumstances often say out loud what they plan to do, but are ignored until it is too late. We all have friends we wish we had listened to closer in their hour of need. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is down in the polls against both of his likely Republican challengers: by 6% against Sue Lowden and 8% against Danny Tarkanian. Recently, the distraught Reid made this startling admission about the future trajectory of his life: "Men when they're out of work tend to become abusive. I met with some people while I...
  • Reid Unapologetic for Linking Unemployment to Violence Against Women

    02/24/2010 12:59:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 709+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2010
    Advocates for men are calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for suggesting that men are more likely than women to commit domestic violence, especially when they're out of work for long periods of time. But Reid's spokesman told on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is not apologizing for arguing during Senate debate a day earlier that the $15 billion jobs bill he is sponsoring should be passed to help prevent an uptick in violence. Marty Nemko, co-president of The National Organization for Men, described Reid's comments as "irresponsible," citing numerous studies that show women are just...
  • Leader Reid distorts the facts on domestic violence

    02/23/2010 7:20:27 AM PST · by paltz · 16 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/23/10 | Kerry Picket
    "Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said. "Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.” Apparently, Mr. Reid is ether looking at some anecdotal evidence or just pulling thoughts out of thin air. Perhaps Leader Reid and his staff should check out California State University's Martin S. Fiebert, study examining Assaults by Women On Their Spouses Or Male Partners. According to the summary, the study blows away any claim Mr. Reid thinks he has on the issue of...
  • Reid: 'Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive'

    02/22/2010 4:32:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,329+ views
    Reid: 'Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive' By Michael O'Brien - 02/22/10 06:52 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness. Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant to spur job creation, appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence. "I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have...
  • Police: Man Stabs, Kills Estranged Wife at Walmart [Valentine Day's Tragedy]

    02/14/2010 8:54:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,005+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 14, 2010
    Police: Man Stabs, Kills Estranged Wife at Walmart THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 14, 2010 SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia say a man stabbed his estranged wife to death in a Walmart parking lot where they met to exchange custody of their children. A Suwanee police news release says the couple began arguing Sunday outside of the store in the city about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. Phillip Chad Dunn, 28, of Lawrenceville stabbed his wife during the argument then stabbed himself, according to the release. Police say Shelley Dyan Dunn, 27, of Buford, died of her wounds at...
  • Lawmakers Expel N.Y. State Senator Over Assault

    02/09/2010 7:21:37 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 31 replies · 2,603+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The New York State Senate on Tuesday night expelled a senator convicted of assaulting his companion, the first time a member of the Legislature was forced from office in nearly a century. Hiram Monserrate, a Democrat from Queens, was convicted last fall of misdemeanor assault after a fight with his companion, Karla Giraldo, that left her with a deep gash on her face, though he was acquitted of more serious felony assault charges. Rather than bringing a close to Mr. Monserrate’s legislative career, the expulsion could be the beginning of a lengthy fight that would play out in the courts...
  • Tim Tebow the Abuser and His Poor, Defenseless Mom (“These feminists are not serious people.")

    02/10/2010 7:16:36 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 39 replies · 1,300+ views
    News Real ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Susan Venker
    As we all know by now, there was outrage among feminists about CBS allowing the Tim Tebow ad to air during the Superbowl. But that was only the beginning. After the National Organization of Indoctrinated Women saw the commercial and realized it was actually benign, they needed something else to complain about – so they came up with this outlandish notion: “I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it,” she said. “That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I...
  • NOW's complaint over Tebow ad heard loud and clear in police departments

    02/09/2010 4:45:44 PM PST · by paltz · 21 replies · 990+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/9/10 | Kerry Picket
    The National Organization's for Women's (NOW) attack on the Tebow Super Bowl ad as glorifying violence appears odd at first, but it is not unexpected coming from an organization like theirs. It is common, in fact, for liberal feminists groups to help institute mandatory arrest laws and primary aggressor doctrines in the area of domestic violence. Take for example how the Department of Public Safety's Maine Criminal Justice Academy instructs their police officers who to arrest in different domestic disputes. It is important to keep in mind the examples are written in a bias fashion in favor of the woman's...
  • Controversy erupts over California GOP chairman's private life

    02/05/2010 3:22:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 2,030+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/5/10 | Charles Piller
    A long-simmering controversy about the private life of California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring has erupted into a divisive conflict within the party. This week the San Diego Republican Party executive committee, led by Tony Krvaric, chair of the San Diego party, called a meeting for Feb. 8 to discuss the removal of Michael Crimmins, an ex-officio member of its central committee. The executive committee recommended Crimmins' expulsion, in part for sending an e-mail to state party leaders that raised concerns about behavior by Nehring and Krvaric. Crimmins, a retired Marine Corps officer and congressional candidate in the 53rd District...
  • Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence

    02/09/2010 10:49:29 AM PST · by julieee · 33 replies · 1,205+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence Washington, DC -- Just as they defended the pro-life Tim Tebow commercial before it aired during the Super Bowl, newspaper columnists are defending the commercial from the latest attack by the pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) claiming it promoted domestic violence.
  • Pro-Abortion Group: Tebow Super Bowl Ad Promotes Domestic Violence

    02/08/2010 8:37:06 AM PST · by julieee · 43 replies · 1,608+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Group: Tebow Super Bowl Ad Promotes Domestic Violence Washington, DC -- Unable to gain any tradition by calling the Focus on the Family Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad extremist or over the top, pro-abortion groups today are offering a new dig on the commercial. The president of NOW and other abortion advocates claim the ad promotes domestic violence.
  • (IL Sen) Durbin calls for Scott Lee Cohen to step aside

    02/05/2010 10:36:56 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 90 replies · 2,960+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 5, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, KIM JANSSEN AND ABDON M. PALLASCH Staff Reporters
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin this morning joined the chorus of voices calling for Scott Lee Cohen to step aside, even as the embattled Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor gave no indication he plans to do so. “He really should spare himself, and his friends and family what he’s about to go through,” Durbin said this morning in Evanston, speaking to WBBM-AM (780). “I’m afraid the disclosures so far really disqualify him.” On Thursday, Gov. Quinn called for Cohen to step down if he couldn’t adequately explain an October 2005 domestic-battery arrest. also allegedly abused anabolic steroids, displayed fits of rage...
  • Cocaine fuelled naked brawl (Sex and drugs, no rock and roll)

    02/05/2010 8:07:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 1,142+ views
    Sarnia Observer ^ | February 5, 2010 | Neil Bowen
    SARNIA -- A Sarnia man who bruised his spouse from head to toe during a cocaine-fuelled evening that ended with the naked couple struggling on a neighbour's lawn was sentenced to house arrest in Sarnia court. The 40-year-old man had previously pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm Oct. 1, 2007, but was also convicted of forcible confinement following a Superior Court trial. A publication ban imposed to protect the spouse's identity prevents his identification. The bruises on the woman's face, legs, back and arms were so severe she couldn't look at herself in a mirror, she told the court...