Terrence Williams, a guard/forward with the Boston Celtics, was arrested on the afternoon of May 19 in connection with a domestic violencee case that allegedly involved a firearm. According to police in Kent, Washington, they responded to the home of a woman who is the mother of William's 10-year-old son.
Last week we introduced some employment concerns that may be faced by domestic violence victims who are leaving abusive relationships. You may wonder what you are required to tell your boss, or what kind of protection you can expect in the workplace. Leaving an abusive relationship is not easy and takes a great deal of courage - to a lesser extent, the same may be true of talking with your HR rep.
If you find yourself in an abusive relationship, being at home with your abuser can become a nightmare. However, for some the home isn't where the abuse ends. Often the violent party will try to contact the victim at work, even making threats via business email or showing up at their partner's office.
In our last post we talked about the last hurdle to reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark federal law that protects women from domestic violence. Currently, the bill fails to address the needs of some Native American women who are abused by non-Indians on tribal land.
The United States Senate recently voted to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act but the law is being held up in the House. Representatives are facing public ire for failing to renew such an important law but the reason for the hold-up is also a valid one: the law currently fails to protect some Native American women who face domestic violence on tribal land.
We've discussed domestic violence before, and how it can affect a victim when they are abused or harmed by their loved one, but we haven't spent much time on the topic of how even allegations of violence can affect a family. It's important for Colorado residents to know all of the effects of abuse within a home when it comes to partners and children as well. For one woman in another state, the charges of domestic violence didn't result in conviction of her husband, but their divorce proceedings may result in a change anyway.
We've talked before about the importance of raising awareness and prevention methods of domestic violence. It's such a grave and complex subject that it's often regarded with a tendency toward the worst possible situations. As serious as we must take the most horrible of domestic violence cases, it is just as important to be mindful of any and every circumstance wherein domestic violence takes place.
Domestic violence rates are getting to be more and more heart-breakingly high, causing many in Colorado and across the nation to pay attention to what the victims of this abuse need. It can be a paralyzing situation for someone to go through, not knowing how to get out or if they will be able to leave their situation. While many divorces do not involve this very serious issue, understanding its complexities and how to go about a divorce when dealing with such abuse could help someone in this very circumstance. One source has a few ideas on how to make the divorce process a little more streamlined on a person who is being domestically abused by their spouse.
Being that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it's an appropriate time to look at all of the different ways in which domestic violence is being done and affecting people. One group of victims that you may not have expected to have numbers so high is being given some helpful steps to take when abused by their family.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and many people are speaking out in outrage at Rihanna's recent interactions with her well-known celebrity ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. Coloradoans may remember the 2009 incident or the now infamous pictures of Rihanna's bruised and bloody face. After Brown was convicted of violently assaulting her and sentenced to probation and public service hours, fans of Rihanna's defended her and it is clear today that they haven't forgotten the incident.