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  • Boyfriend's Tinder App Triggers Samurai Sword Attack in Camas, Woman Tells Police

    03/06/2018 9:43:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    He shouldn't have swiped right. A Camas, Washington woman repeatedly slashed her boyfriend with a samurai sword after she claimed to find a Tinder dating app on his phone, police said. Emily Javier faces an attempted murder charge in the early Saturday attack that left Alex Lovell fighting for his life, court records show. "I just stabbed him!" Javier, 30, told officers outside the couple's Northeast Garfield home around 1:50 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit. "You guys need to help him!" The officers entered the bedroom and found the walls splattered with blood and Lovell, 29, curled up...
  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • You are born a man or a woman, you don't get to choose

    09/24/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | September 24, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Maybe I’m a jerk for picking such a provocative title, or maybe this country is doomed because an utterly self-evident statement of the obvious has become provocative. Maybe both are true. In any case, I want to begin by telling you about a grown adult male who, last week, beat a woman to a bloody pulp in front of a cheering crowd. As he gloated about his physical dominance over this outmatched female, media outlets and advocacy groups hailed him as a pioneer. In fact, beating up women is literally this dude’s job. His latest victim ended up with a...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Gives Broad Reading to Federal Firearm Prohibition for "Domestic Violence"

    03/31/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 28, 2014 | NA
    Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are committed by persons with a specified relationship to the victim, such as a current or former spouse or a parent. The prohibition applies no matter when the offense occurred and can include convictions that predated the 1996 law....
  • Justices to hear gun ban case

    10/02/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2013 | NA
    The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal of James Castleman's case...
  • Obama at LGBT event: Nation at ´turning point´

    06/13/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told attendees at an LGBT Pride Month celebration that the U.S. needs to get marriage equality "done now," but that he believed the nation had reached a "turning point" on gay rights. "We´re not going to have to wait that long," Obama said. "From Minnesota to Maryland, from the U.S. Senate to the NBA, it´s clear we´ve reached a turning point." The president said that progress could be traced "from the courage of those who stood up." "Eventually America gets it right. That doesn´t mean we can be patient," Obama said.
  • Expert: Women Abuse as Often as Men

    04/29/2013 3:37:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/13 | Yoni Kempinsky
    Domestic violence is not one-sided, Professor Murray Straus of the University of New Hampshire told Arutz Sheva on Monday. Straus participated at the two-day conference entitled "Violence, Conflicts and Unity in Family Context: A Reappraisal of Therapeutic and Judicial Doctrines." The conference is being held at the Ariel University. Video “The bottom line is that in domestic violence, about the same percentage of women assault their partners as men,” he said. “Women are more often injured, but that doesn’t change the fact that women attack as often as men.” Prof. Straus admitted that he’s been censored in the past for...
  • Truth To VAWA: Libs wink at violence against women

    03/14/2013 7:38:06 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 14, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Truth To VAWA: Libs wink at violence against women by Daniel Clark Congressional Republicans’ halfhearted resistance to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has been portrayed as evidence of the GOP’s “War on Women” – a campaign that we know exists because Jay Leno’s wife tells him so, and that’s corroboration enough to satisfy most news editors. The bill would have sailed through, if not for the addition of several Democrat amendments. The most controversial of these allows non-Indian men who are accused of assaulting American Indian women on reservations to be tried by the tribal courts, thereby...
  • We are ALL women now! (Vanity regarding the great news!)

    03/10/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 14 replies
    Me | 3/10/2013 | Me
    Hey everyone - great news! We are all women now! Today, Obama signed into law the Violence against Women Act of 2013. Our leaders opened up the scope of the law thus: (13) CIVIL RIGHTS.— (A) NONDISCRIMINATION.—No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with...
  • Violence Against Women Act—Passed in GOP-Controlled House—Covers Transgenders

    03/06/2013 1:41:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 5, 2013 | Matt Cover
    Provisions in the recently passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that single out gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) put domestic violence among those groups at the center of the federal effort to address such violence nationwide. After it passed the Democrat-controlled Senate, the Republican leadership brought the bill up for a vote last week in the House and it passed. It has now been sent to President Obama for his signature. The new law does not provide a definition for transgender or bisexual. However, the American Psychological Association defines transgender as “an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity,...
  • North: Sequestration and Stupidity

    03/01/2013 8:46:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 1, 2013 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The screeching you hear in Washington is the sound of politicians slamming their mouths into reverse as they back away from their previous positions on the misnamed "budget sequester." For weeks now, we have been told that an $85 billion reduction in the rate of increase in federal spending — a 2.4 percent cut — will have devastating consequences for our nation. According to administration spokesmen and supporters, the sequestration means reduced agricultural inspections and the prospect of tainted food, cuts in childhood immunizations and more ill kids, long delays at airport security checkpoints, air traffic disruptions and...
  • Violence Against Women Act Shreds Rights

    03/01/2013 4:38:44 AM PST · by scottfactor · 21 replies ^ | 03/01/13 | Gina Miller
    On Thursday, the House voted to approve the latest incarnation of the Violence Against Women Act. So, it’s a done deal, and it’s not good. Before the vote, national talk radio host Mark Levin, on Wednesday evening, called for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to step down from the position. Cantor is yet another of the “Republicans” who is fighting against the conservatives in Washington. Levin called for Cantor’s ouster from House leadership after Cantor threatened conservatives who had opposed the new version of the Violence Against Women Act, which now awaits the signature of Barack Obama (or whatever his...
  • House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated

    02/28/2013 10:10:24 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/28/2013 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Struggling again with an issue important to women and minority groups, House Republicans on Thursday failed to pass their version of a new Violence Against Women Act and then split over a Senate version that won approval with unanimous Democratic support. The votes reflected an emerging political reality in the GOP-led House, with a minority of Republicans joining Democrats to pass legislation supported by the public, including increasingly influential demographics such as Hispanic Americans. By a vote of 166-257, the GOP version failed to win a majority after almost 90 minutes of debate. The House then voted...
  • In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’

    02/27/2013 5:07:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-27-2012 | Katrina Trinko
    House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay. In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday, Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks. Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate. In recent days, some conservatives have been upset about the Senate’s version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill...
  • Deputies: Woman Attacks Boyfriend With Frying Pan After He Refuses to Let Her Use His Razor

    07/09/2011 12:30:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Naples News ^ | July 8, 2011
    A North Naples woman is accused of hitting her live-in boyfriend on the head with a frying pan after he refused to let her use his razor. Collier County deputies arrested Mary G. Batson, 22, of the 11000 block of Windsong Circle, at home Thursday on a battery charge. Batson’s live-in boyfriend, with whom she has a child, told deputies that his girlfriend became angry with him when he refused to let her borrow his razors to use in the shower. According to the arrest report, Batson began attacking her boyfriend while he attempted to hide the razors in a...
  • 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...
  • Marine General Confirms That Americans Fighting Feminist War in Afghanistan

    07/29/2010 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Christian Cage · 13 replies · 2+ views
    The Spearhead ^ | July 29 2010 | Welmer
    I long thought that the feminism that is often used to justify our presence in Afghanistan long after the failure to capture or kill Osama bin-Laden – the longest war in American history – was a cover for something else. However, with Hillary Clinton in charge of the State Department, and now this outrageous statement, I’m not so sure any longer. Although Americans have long justified violence on behalf of women, for example by lynching innocent men – both black and white – in the old South, beating and shooting men in their homes over domestic disputes and other such...
  • Winning the war against men, Part 2

    07/12/2010 11:15:41 AM PDT · by Christian Cage · 26 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | Vox Popoli
    In every large-scale military conflict, there is the macro war and the micro war. While the macro war fought strategically by the generals has a great influence on the micro war fought tactically by the individual soldiers, the two wars are nevertheless distinct from one another and must be contemplated separately. In this second column in the series related to the war against men, I am focused solely on the micro war that is fought in the houses, classrooms, churches and night clubs of America. In the prelude to a battle, the local commander always considers four things. His resources,...
  • The Fight to Stop Violence Against Women Continues

    04/02/2010 10:23:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 428+ views ^ | April 02, 2010 at 05:08 PM EDT | Posted by Lynn Rosenthal
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • The White House Blog The Fight to Stop Violence Against Women Continues Posted by Lynn Rosenthal on April 02, 2010 at 05:08 PM EDT This week, the Vice President took his commitment to ending violence against women to Peoria, Illinois where he spoke at the Center for the Prevention of Abuse’s Partners in Peace awards. The 1100 member audience was mesmerized by the Vice President’s story about his early efforts to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The first VAWA hearing was held on June 20, 1990, and over...