Anniston, Alabama, Wednesday August 12 edition of the Anniston Star.
Anniston police on Tuesday were investigating a domestic assault in which a man allegedly beat his wife and prevented her leaving fro more than 21 hours. The woman tried to leave the home several times, police said, but her husband kept attacking her and preventing her exit.....The final paragraph stated: "Police were unsure of what charge related to keeping her in the home they would bring against the man.
I've become friends with a local investigator after several reports to him of my domestic violence situation. He said, "Karen over half of the calls we respond to concern domestic violence." Another investigator said, "One of the biggest problems we have is after we've locked the abuser up, he appears in court with social workers who want to give this violent man "another chance" and offer anger management classes. Abuse is so much more than anger. Those who resort to violence have more than an anger management problem. The abuser doesn't get angry at the postman when he is 30 minutes late delivering the mail.
I know you guys truly want to help put an end to domestic violence. So, here are a few of my thoughts on keeping women safe.
Forgive me for deleting most of this post. It was a work in progress and I goofed on the Post date. Please forgive me. I intended to send the letter to Lynn Rosenthal, Advisor for the DOJ Violence Against Women.
Freedom is what I want for the women I call sisters in kind.