This is only my third story at Daily Kos on the topic, and already I have started hearing from some of these parents and the people close to them. I can offer them little hope that anyone in the media will do anything about their situation.
For this reason, I am urging them to come to this site and tell their story directly.
We just find ways to keep taking the bitches–we mean, mothers–we mean, co-buyers–to court and eventually, in the coolest switcheroo ever, manipulate the situation until she loses her dearest investment in life: her kids.
Members of the Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Violence Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among survivors of domestic violence, watched the Ray Rice domestic violence videos through a different lens. They see an example of one of the many types of domestic violence that places the victim at risk of experiencing a TBI – and a dangerous double standard within the NFL.
This is the second in a series of articles for Daily Kos about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system.
Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field and in response to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted in a child injury case, Cris had this to say:
My first job after college was as a crime reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Back then, I had noted that violence inside a family home was hard to write about. I led a team of reporters who investigated how domestic violence was handled by authorities in Fort Worth.
If you could have read my mind at the moment I read that, you would have heard it screaming, “It’s not about the steak!!!!!!!!” In my view, the reason that man beat his partner had nothing to do with the way she cooked his steak, and it had everything to do with power and control.
Trials for children killed by abuse come and go – there are about 1600 of them each year in the United States, and there have been a startling number of them in Erie County NY in the last three years. Some result in convictions, some don’t. But with Eain Brooks, the community’s message of stopping child abuse will continue after the court room clears.
For those who are familiar with my story, you know that I am intimately familiar with how it feels to lose a child. I also know the pain of learning that your child was murdered as the result of a horribly abusive incident. I simply cannot understand how a man whose child was murdered in this violent way can justify raising his hand to another one of his children. As I read more and more about the story, I felt as though I had entered some strange alternate reality. I couldn’t believe how bold this man was to believe he would not have to face the law after what he did.
The Darlington County School District policy permits administrators to paddle students with permission from the child’s parent or guardian.
THE FAILURE of Governor Christie and Democratic legislative leaders to find a constructive solution for the long- and short-term budget shortfalls led to our credit rating being downgraded, which will in turn exacerbate the problems with higher interest payments. We desperately need a solution that is politically feasible and realistic. The United States spends more than one trillion dollars annually as an unintended subsidy for domestic abusers. Implementation of best practices to prevent domestic violence would quickly save $500 billion annually.
Today we are asking that people who never want to see a video like the one below please contact the NFL and ask them to take the pledge to end domestic violence.