Domestic Violence

Wire used for wiretapping cheating spouse

You see it in the movies all the time. Husband thinks wife is cheating; he hires a private investigator to follow her around to catch her in the act. But today, couples don’t necessarily need a personal Sherlock Holmes to discover their spouse’s indiscretions. Vast amounts of incriminating data may be…

Firearm on the table in times of Divorce

Lawmakers have debated the issue of gun control since our nation’s inception. The Second Amendment allows citizens the right to bear arms, and in 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court decided in District of Columbia v. Heller that individuals may possess firearms for lawful purposes, such as self-defense. But the tragic…

Many state legislatures, including North Carolina’s, are considering bills that would make it more difficult for couples to get a divorce. But in Maine, one lawmaker is trying to relax the rules for victims of domestic violence who are trying to escape their abusers. State Sen. Colleen Lachowicz has introduced…

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Domestic violence reports in Durham continue to increase, but the number of services available to help victims is lacking, according to a recent article in Indy Week. Last year, the Durham Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit handled more than 2,100 reports of abuse. The Durham Crisis Response Center – the only support agency…

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An American woman is being hailed as a hero in China after securing a divorce on the grounds of domestic violence, Fox News reports. Kim Lee was granted a divorce from her Chinese celebrity-entrepreneur husband, Li Yang, after posting online images of injuries that she said she sustained during a beating in 2011. Yang…

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The Senate is expected to approve the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act this week, according to news reports. The landmark legislation, enacted in 1994 and extended in 2000 and 2005, provides women with a variety of protections against domestic violence. The act expired in 2011 when the House and Senate…

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In 1993, a media frenzy erupted over claims that Super Bowl Sunday was the biggest day of the year for domestic violence against women. The claims stemmed from a press conference held by women’s groups in California, where one presenter cited a study from Old Dominion University several years earlier…