domestic violence

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Man Vows to Kill Wife, Employer Sends Her Home

That's when the state stepped in

(Newser) - New York's attorney general says a department store has agreed to change its policies to better accommodate domestic violence victims in an agreement that "stands as a model for other employers." Jodi Porter explains that she showed up to work at a Bon-Ton store in Williamsville, NY,... More »

Boy Tells Judge Why Mom Should Stay in Jail

'I have seen what she did to my dad,' 10-year-old writes

(Newser) - Bradyn Takach's mother is in prison and that's exactly where the 10-year-old Ohio boy wants her to stay. In a letter to a judge in Warren County, Bradyn explains why he doesn't want Shannon Smith to be awarded early release at a hearing this week, WLWT reports.... More »

Judge Shows No Pity, Sends Abused Woman to Jail

Video of what occurred in a Seminole County courtroom has gone viral

(Newser) - A Florida woman reported being choked by the father of her son while she held the 1-year-old on April 2. The man served 16 days for simple battery—but she ended up in jail herself for three days. A now-viral video has surfaced well after it was shot in a... More »

Dog Deemed Part Wolf Saved From Euthanasia

Judge reverses decision, will send 'Karma' to a wolf sanctuary

(Newser) - When Josh and Tiffany Ogle were arrested in a domestic violence dispute in Orange County in May, the couple lost their four kids to foster care and their dog Karma was impounded. At that point animal control deemed the animal a wolf-dog hybrid that could not get the rabies vaccine... More »

Guy Drives for Miles With Ex on Hood of Car: Police

Including on the interstate

(Newser) - Louisville police had to deal with a strange domestic violence incident Sept. 17 after Jesse Haigler Jr., 38, and another man (the two "formerly lived together as a couple," police say) got into a fight while in the alleged victim's car in a hotel parking lot. Haigler... More »

Girl Thrown in Pond Dies; More Charges Loom for Dad

Alan Lassiter already charged with trying to drown his 3 kids

(Newser) - The North Carolina man accused of trying to drown his children faces new charges after his 3-year-old daughter died yesterday, three days after police say Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter tried to drown her and her sister in an apartment complex pond. Authorities have not released the girl's name. The... More »

Ghost Hunters Found Dead After SWAT Standoff

Mark and Debby Constantino had appeared on Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures

(Newser) - A pair of ghost hunters were found dead in a Nevada apartment yesterday following an hours-long standoff with SWAT teams in what is likely a domestic-violence incident, the AP reports. They were identified by police as paranormal investigators Mark and Debby Constantino, who had made numerous appearances on Travel Channel'... More »

Sean Penn Sues Director Over Domestic Violence Allegations

The actor didn't appreciate being compared to Terrence Howard

(Newser) - Oscar-winner Sean Penn is suing director Lee Daniels for comparing him to another actor, Terrence Howard, in terms of their alleged history of abusing women, E! Online reports. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Empire co-creator Daniels discusses Empire star Howard being sued by his ex-wife for domestic violence.... More »

Young Man Opens Fire in Alabama Church: Cops

James Junior Minter, 26, is arrested in Selma

(Newser) - A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend, their baby, and a clergyman at a church in Alabama, authorities said today. James Junior Minter, 26, of Selma, Alabama, was arrested after opening fire during services at the Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma,... More »

Study: This Is the Kind of Man Who Murders His Partner

There are striking similarities among these convicts

(Newser) - The kind of man who kills his wife or family fits a pattern, and this new understanding of who commits this kind of murder could help prevent them from happening in the first place. So report Northwestern University researchers in the Journal of Forensic Sciences after interviewing and evaluating 153... More »

Cops: Woman Played Dead to Avoid Boyfriend's Rage

Bartholomew Palumbo arrested in 'extreme case' of domestic violence

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman played dead to avoid being killed by her boyfriend after he threw her down a flight of stairs and shoved a rag down her throat, police said. The woman faked a seizure and collapsed to escape further beating. "This is a case of domestic violence,"... More »

Dr. Dre Apologizes for His Violence Against Women

"I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head"

(Newser) - In what is possibly the first time he's ever concretely addressed allegations of violence against women, hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre issued an apology to "the women I've hurt" via the New York Times today. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and... More »

Police: Cop Assaulted Cop Fiancee Over Her T-Shirt

Denver officer Lane Gardner gets charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - A Denver police officer allegedly assaulted his fiancee—who is also a Denver officer—because he thought she was cheating on him with a firefighter, ABC 7 reports. Jennifer Jaidinger, 42, arrived home early last Friday morning to find Lane Gardner, 48, drunk and demanding to know where she had... More »

Murdered Kids Released From Protective Custody in 2013

Their mother had sought protection from both her husband and her ex-boyfriend

(Newser) - The six children murdered in their Houston home last week were in state custody for three weeks back in 2013 after numerous reports of abuse and negligence on the part of their parents, David Ray Conley, Valerie Jackson, and her husband, Dwayne Jackson, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Department of... More »

Defiant Woman Turns Tables on Honor Killings

Kills her ex in Turkey after alleged abuse, becomes social media icon

(Newser) - It is, as the Daily Dot observes, a "twist on the concept of honor killings." In this case out of Turkey, a woman says she killed her abusive ex-husband because he planned to force her into prostitution. Now Cilem Dogan has become a cause célèbre in... More »

Journey Drummer Indicted on Rape, Slew of Charges

Deen Castronovo bombarded victim with texts, calls after order to stay away

(Newser) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested in Oregon on June 14 and charged with misdemeanor assault and menacing, but he was released on $20,000 bail and told to stay away from the alleged victim, per the Statesman Journal . A few weeks later, he's back behind bars after reportedly... More »

Cops: NFL Player Ignored Restraining Order

Ray McDonald arrested for 2nd time in 3 days

(Newser) - If the Chicago Bears were still giving Ray McDonald more chances, he would be up to at least four by now. The defensive lineman was arrested yesterday—for the second time in less than 72 hours—for allegedly violating a restraining order issued after he was accused of assaulting a... More »

Police: NFL Player 'Assaulted Victim' as She Held Baby

Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald 62 days after signing him

(Newser) - "We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear." That from Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace regarding Ray McDonald, who has been released from the team following his arrest yesterday morning on... More »

Cavs Sorry for 'Insensitive' Video Shown During Game

NBA team agrees with critics that it makes light of domestic violence

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized after airing a video promo during last night's playoff game widely seen as making light of domestic violence, reports . In the Dirty Dancing spoof, a male Cavs fan lets a woman crash to the floor after she jumps toward him because he... More »

'The Dress' Ad Goes Viral, Too

Is Salvation Army message on domestic violence on target or too frivolous?

(Newser) - Last week's viral sensation— what color is the The Dress —is this week's viral ad. As you may have seen, the Salvation Army in South Africa piggy-backed on the dress meme to deliver a public service announcement about domestic violence, notes Mashable . "Why is it so... More »

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