Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Beat Up people Month

Oh yeah.. this is great one dipsy:

Keeping with the mood of DV awareness Month, Lets party on with some of the news of the day...  Maybe that will inspire some of yall to do more than wear a crappy  ribbon that no one ever bothers to ask about.

Get involved!  I love it that you guys read this blog and are willing to stay informed, get angry or sad by this nasty stuff.  I would love to write about rainbows and wonderfulness all the time ( I do laugh and smile a lot... just not on this subject)

Donate to your local shelter this month,  skip the Double mocha vodka Valium latte and send a check..

ESPN Personality  blah blah abuser

Levine said that before police intervened in August, Mariotti struck his girlfriend in the face, which resulted in a visible bruise. Mariotti also grabbed and pulled his girlfriend by the hair, destroyed her personal property, and attempted to prevent her from escaping and calling police, according to Levine. Ultimately, he said, a bystander witnessed what was going on and called police.

Levine called the incident "a far cry" from the description put forth by the ESPN personality's legal camp, which described the victim as being drunk and abusive toward the sports commentator.

A nationally known sports personality, Mariotti has gained a reputation for his unsparing commentary on athletes' actions on ESPN’s "Around the Horn." He also writes for the sports website In the past, he wrote sports columns for the Denver Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

In connection with the incident, Los Angeles County Court Commissioner John Green agreed Thursday to dismiss the remaining six misdemeanor counts against Mariotti, which included four domestic violence-related counts, grand theft and false imprisonment.

With the plea, Mariotti avoids jail time. Instead, he was placed on three years' probation and required to perform 40 days of community labor, complete a 52-week domestic violence course and stay away from the victim.

aint that the way!  let me traumatize you babe, hit and abuse you,  You live with the aftermath for life and I ll get some probation and a "class". 

HA.. a class and community service . Read the rest of the story above to see what he did...." All I did was push her" uh huh. Pull the other one.

Did I mention the 14,000.00 I spent in one year alone on Psych Doc and meds to deal with trauma?   Betting she has this same kind of cash outlay someday.

Thank God that witness got involved and called police.... Would you?  In one beating (in 1985) I took from my boyfriend, with ten or 15 people watching.  He knocked me down with a punch to the jaw and then the usual kicks/stomps. A total stranger ( not our "friends")   came running up the sidewalk and pulled him off.   Pretty sickening as I recalled it later, that I could watch their feet and no one was moving to call the cops.

Ticked yet?
Try this one:
ALASKA DV stats are not just bad, they are AWFUL
Authorities have long thought that the rates of domestic and sexual violence against Alaskan women -- urban and rural alike -- are outrageously high, but a new telephone survey has confirmed suspicions that they're much worse than statistics based only on calls to law enforcement have indicated so far. The new survey, conducted by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and UAA's Justice center, polled 871 random Alaskan women throughout the state by phone and found that approximately 1 of every 2 has been physically assaulted by a domestic partner at some time in the past. ONE in TWO. The survey also found that approximately 1 in 4 has been the victim of unwanted or forcible sexual contact. That's right, Alaska, approximately ONE in FOUR of your women has been sexually victimized. What's more, the numbers aren't the only shocking thing about the survey; apparently, this is the first one that has been done in the state. Read, listen and watch reports on this troubling, but sadly unsurprising news about how dangerous it is to be a woman in Alaska from The Tundra Drums, KTUU-TV, APRN, KTVA-TV, and the Anchorage Daily News.

Alaska Beat would like to note that violence against women does not only affect its victims. It also affects communities and generations. Thankfully, services exist to help victims and abusers alike. The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has 17 member programs across the state for people experiencing a crisis, or not for that matter. Here's a list of them and ways to contact the one closest to you. Please, please, please, Alaska. Not one more victim, female or male, adult or child.

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