Thursday, February 23, 2012

Domestic abuse

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A major Puerto Rican political figure and a candidate for mayor of the islands capital has been arrested for alleged domestic violence. A police statement says Hector Ferrer was arrested at his home.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • "The department has no tolerance – zero – for any act of domestic abuse. The defendant's actions, as alleged by the victim, are reprehensible,'' Procopio said.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • Its work began in the early 1970s, when four Somerville women started a grassroots effort to support victims of domestic violence by opening their own homes as safe havens for women fleeing abuse.
  • (Abington Mariner)
  • Up to 30 cases of domestic abuse could be dealt with each month at a new specialist court due to get up and running in West Lothian. The dedicated court to tackle abuse in the home will be piloted at Livingston Sheriff Court from Thursday.
  • (BBC News)
  • DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida man who killed himself after a deadly attack against a stranger and his family had a history of abuse and domestic violence, records reveal.
  • (United Press International)
  • an Evansville organization that provides shelter and services for female domestic abuse victims in an 11-county area. For more information on the center, visit Remaining proceeds go to the V-Day Spotlight campaign.
  • (Evansville Courier-Press)
  • Madison – In legislative action on Tuesday, a bi-partisan measure to increase penalties faced by repeat domestic abuse offenders was approved by both the Wisconsin State Senate and State Assembly.
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  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies Tuesday evening arrested Patricia Bonner, 22, of 3060 Winnsboro Road, Lot 45, Monroe, on a domestic abuse battery charge.
  • (Alexandria Daily Town Talk)
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law a measure toughening penalties for domestic abuse cases that involve strangulation.
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  • The event benefits the Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse and is one that participants have come to look forward to.
  • (Bryan College Station Eagle)

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