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Re: “Domestic violence in Berryville; searching for help for battered women

The problem is - you can not blame this particular crime on guns, because he had previously strangled her before as well as beat her with a baseball bat (according to the HuffPost article)... So if he didn't have a gun at his disposal and he was intent to kill her.. he would have done so with his hands or another instrument. Unfortunately this guy was a mad man and the only thing that could have prevented this -- is either the police locking him up without bail after he was arrested and/or after he violated the protection order.. OR if she had just moved out of state without telling him.

Posted by dash234 on 06/18/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Domestic violence in Berryville; searching for help for battered women

The bottom line is that you can look at this one-sided and say it simply ALL the murderer's fault.. OR you can look at ALL of the factors along the way that lead up to this and realize that a lot of things happened that made it easier for him to do.. If we want to prevent this from happening again -- we must educate battered women. They should NOT tell an abuser that they're about to move out of state. Do NOT go back to abuser after they've hit you -- they will NOT change. "Once people show you who they are -- BELIEVE THEM".. and once someone puts a hand on you - do NOT ever let that happen again, ever.. EDUCATING abused women.. educating government offices that are supposed to protect us.. Even educating abusers and getting them therapy when they're in jail, so they don't get out and do the same thing again -- is key.. The police, the DA's office, the probation office -- they all dropped the ball.. but her actions did NOT help matters.. No, I am not blaming the victim.. The blame --- for me --- is affixed solely to the murderer.. But don't turn a blind eye to some of the things that the victim did or did not do -- that could have saved her life... because her mistakes could in turn be taught as lessons to other abused women.. and possibly save a life.

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Posted by dash234 on 06/18/2014 at 12:05 PM

 

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