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Marching Mothers - Battered Mothers Custody Conference, Mothers Day 2014

Marching Mothers - Battered Mothers Custody Conference, Mothers Day 2014 | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Mother’s Day is traditionally filled with flowers, cards, and sometimes breakfast in bed. Most fathers are honored to honor the mother of their mutual children by helping pick the daffodils and burn the toast, carefully covering the black part with a thick layer of marmalade. But mothers are also included in a stark statistic: one…
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Men who thought they owned women and children began using their superior economic power to hire attorneys and go to family (divorce) courts to get custody. The mothers, having no money for attorneys, were unable to compete on an uneven playing field.  Huge amounts of money began to change hands as a cottage industry of unregulated court-appointed professionals sprang up to provide opinions. Usually the opinions leaned toward the parent with the money.

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Another way gender inequality plays in the horror. As @Claudine Dombrowski wrote, "Men who thought they owned women and children began using their superior economic power to hire attorneys and go to family (divorce) courts to get custody. The mothers, having no money for attorneys, were unable to compete on an uneven playing field.  Huge amounts of money began to change hands as a cottage industry of unregulated court-appointed professionals sprang up to provide opinions. Usually the opinions leaned toward the parent with the money."

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We Can End Violence Against Women. The Question is: Do We Want Too? The Quincy Solution To Ending Domestic Violence

We Can End Violence Against Women. The Question is: Do We Want Too? The Quincy Solution To Ending Domestic Violence | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
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Father enters not criminally responsible plea in death of 21 mo. old daughter

Father enters not criminally responsible plea in death of 21 mo. old daughter | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
An attorney for Frankie Aubrey Williams formally entered a “not guilty” and “not criminally responsible” plea in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday to first-degree murder and other charges related to the death of the Frederick man's 21-month-old daughter.
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Man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her brother, also pled guilty to the attempted murder of his then sister-in-law

Man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her brother, also pled guilty to the attempted murder of his then sister-in-law | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
A 31-year-old San Angelo man was sentenced to life without parole on Tuesday after pleading guilty to capital murder in Judge Ben Woodward’s court. Brian Jones Berry, convicted of killing his estranged wife and her brother, also pled guilty to the attempted murder of his then sister-in-law on July 28, 2013.
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Saying that a killer ‘snapped’ is not an explanation for domestic violence

Saying that a killer ‘snapped’ is not an explanation for domestic violence | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Too often the language the media uses to explain domestic homicides falls short – or worse, makes the murders seem less shocking.
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Domestic violence call leads to standoff in Lee’s Summit

Officers are keeping neighbors away from the area and have closed the 400 block of Northeast Westwind Drive, just east of Missouri 291 and Northeast Langsford Road.
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Police officer murdered wife and children in family home when she discovered videos of him drugging and raping her - Independent.ie

Police officer murdered wife and children in family home when she discovered videos of him drugging and raping her - Independent.ie | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
A US police officer murdered his British wife, their two children and his mother-in-law before killing himself after his wife threatened to leave him, a police report has found.
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"Isolated incidents": how the laws around domestic violence are failing its victims

"Isolated incidents": how the laws around domestic violence are failing its victims | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
An investigation into the murder of Natalie Esack by her estranged husband reveals it followed a campaign of terror waged by a man who could not countenance finally losing control over his victim. But police and prosecutors can only respond to individuals threats and acts of violence. It's time for a change in the law.
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Domestic Violence Orphans After Father Shoots Mother Three Small Children: Needs More than Sympathy

Domestic Violence Orphans After Father Shoots Mother Three Small Children: Needs More than Sympathy | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
 An estimated 46 million children in the U.S. are exposed to violence each year through crime, abuse and trauma. Let that sink in for a moment. S...
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Man convicted of killing pregnant wife

Man convicted of killing pregnant wife | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Andre Jones was found guilty of murder in the death of his pregnant wife.
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Robert Bond sentenced to 40 years in killing of wife, "Did you watch her burn from skin to muscles to bone?”

Robert Bond sentenced to 40 years in killing of wife, "Did you watch her burn from skin to muscles to bone?” | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Robert Bond, the Bossier City man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of his wife, Annie Bond, was sentenced in Bossier District court Tuesday to 40 years of hard labor.
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BRITISH former child bride tells of abuse by father and husband

BRITISH former child bride tells of abuse by father and husband | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Gabriella Gillespie, now 50, from Bristol, was born and raised in Wales but was sold to a violent husband in Yemen by her father.
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Son killed dad to protect mom, court punishes him

Son killed dad to protect mom, court punishes him | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
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Domestic Dispute ends in shooting at gas station. Victim had run to for safety

Domestic Dispute ends in shooting at gas station. Victim had run to for safety | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
New details emerged Tuesday into what lead up to a shooting in a Topeka residential neighborhood Monday afternoon.
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The Quincy Solution (Ending Domestic Violence)

The Quincy Solution (Ending Domestic Violence) | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
The Quincy Solution is a group of best practices that w…
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For three years, Ian Borbely told everyone that his girlfriend, Samantha Collins, had abandoned him and their young son. Then a cottager found a mysterious crate hidden beneath his floorboards

For three years, Ian Borbely told everyone that his girlfriend, Samantha Collins, had abandoned him and their young son. Then a cottager found a mysterious crate hidden beneath his floorboards | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
A grisly secret under the floorboards of a Muskoka cottage
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Man Charged in Murders of Daughter, Wife After 20 Years

Man Charged in Murders of Daughter, Wife After 20 Years | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Almost 20 years after the body of a 17-year-old girl was discovered behind a shopping plaza in New Britain, police have identified her and charged her father with murdering the teen and her mother.
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KS Domestic Violence - Charges filed in chase, shooting that killed 5-year-old girl

KS Domestic Violence - Charges filed in chase, shooting that killed 5-year-old girl | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Prosecutors have filed six criminal charges against an Atchison man in connection with a chase and shooting that left a 5-year-old girl dead.
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Kansas State Trooper charged with domestic violence, threatening his wife with bodily harm with a deadly weapon, a handgun.

Kansas State Trooper charged with domestic violence, threatening his wife with bodily harm with a deadly weapon, a handgun. | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Hirsh accused of domestic violence against his wife.
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Carbon County man who carried out murder of wife-suicidewhile young daughter in house - had violent past

Carbon County man who carried out murder of wife-suicidewhile young daughter in house - had violent past | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
State Police say a Carbon County man with a history of domestic violence killed his wife, and then himself, as their young daughter sat in an upstairs bedroom. The murder-suicide happened in Junedale, just outside Hazleton, around 10:45 Friday night.
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Watsonville domestic violence case ends kidnapper in custody after he held and battered woman for five days

Watsonville domestic violence case ends kidnapper in custody after he held and battered woman for five days | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
WATSONVILLE >> A 29-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped, held and battered a woman he knew for five days earlier in July.
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No more jail time for 16 y.o. youth who killed abusive father

No more jail time for 16 y.o. youth who killed abusive father | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
A traumatized Manitoba teen who repeatedly stabbed his abusive dad to death won't serve another day ... - Latest News - Brandon Sun.
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Court upholds murder conviction of Lomita chef David Viens, who killed, boiled his wife

Court upholds murder conviction of Lomita chef David Viens, who killed, boiled his wife | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
A state appellate court on Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction for Lomita chef David Viens, who killed his wife, boiled her body for days in his restaurant to liquidate her remains, then acted as if she had left him.The 2nd Dis
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BRITISH former child bride tells of abuse by father and husband

BRITISH former child bride tells of abuse by father and husband | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Gabriella Gillespie, now 50, from Bristol, was born and raised in Wales but was sold to a violent husband in Yemen by her father.
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My dad murdered my mother - and then sold me to Yemen as a wife when I was 13': British child bride reveals the violent abuse she suffered at the hands of her father AND her husband

My dad murdered my mother - and then sold me to Yemen as a wife when I was 13': British child bride reveals the violent abuse she suffered at the hands of her father AND her husband | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
Gabriella Gillespie, now 50, from Bristol, was born and raised in Wales but was sold to a violent husband in Yemen by her father.
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Topeka mother recounts terror of time spent without daughter | Daddy Dearest Kidnapped baby girl

Topeka mother recounts terror of time spent without daughter | Daddy Dearest Kidnapped baby girl | Battered Mothers and Abused Children | Scoop.it
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