George Zimmerman was acquitted of the second degree murder and manslaughter of Trayvon Martin, a teenager who made the mistake of walking through Zimmerman's neighborhood watch area while wearing a hoodie and carrying snacks. Since then, Zimmerman has run into more legal trouble with domestic violence drama (those charges were dropped) and generally being one of the most-hated men in America: a face representative of racial profiling, an inability to follow instructions from actual authority figures and a trigger-happy bully, to put the terms lightly.
The cycle of violence against women continues, despite our best efforts.
Things got heated on a recent episode of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' when star Kenya Moore got into a yelling match with a friend's husband, calling his marriage to wife Natalie a sham. He became violent and Kenya says costar NeNe Leake's supported his aggressive behavior!
In all of the media commentary and analyses of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, the focus was almost entirely on the three rules of evidence employed in deciding if George Zimmerman was guilty of murdering the teenage boy. These rules from least to most rigorous include:
In light of the recent tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, it's past time to take a look at what causes these tragedies to occur. I've heard a sharp public call for stricter gun control but that won't stop the violence. A person driven to kill will find whatever means are available to him at the time. Stricter penalties won't do it because a person in a murderous rage isn't thinking about consequences.
Our nation as a whole tends to stigmatize and minimize the reality and the extent of the impact of mental health issues on our country. Mental health is always on the top of the list when budgets are slashed on local, state, and national levels. Insurance companies are making excessive profits at the expense of families ability to afford services. The latest trend with insurance companies is to increase deductibles and co-pays and charge exorbitant premiums making mental health services inaccessible to many.
Did you know that owning a pet can even keep you from making some pretty bad relationship decisions? Pets seem to have a sixth sense about people and mine isn't afraid to show it!
Washington, 33, of Bryan, Texas, was arrested Thursday morning on a felony charge after police said she stabbed her husband with a knife, The Eagle reported.
We generally do not associate murder and mayhem with movies. Nor should we have to. But, I am always searching for teachable moments — even in life's most unexpected moments, no matter how wondrous or gruesome. It is my life's work and passion to identify them. And so, I suggest the following to parents:
This bartender may start making patrons pinky-promise not to bite him after his harrowing ordeal.
Senate Democrats appear to be setting up a fight with the GOP over extending the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans wary about being branded anti-woman object to the inclusion of gays and illegals, and say the Dems are trying to score political points.
A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.
Is domestic violence one area where a double-standard is justified? One writer argues that it is. In an article for BlissTree, Valerie Curnow says: "Usually I'm fiercely against double-standards, but I have to admit: I don't think that a woman hitting a man is the same thing as a man hitting a woman. Don't get me wrong: I'm anti-domestic violence (physical and emotional), or any violence for that matter, but I just don't believe that if a woman hits a man, the ramifications are the same as when the reverse happens." Should this double-standard exist?