Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Know why people don't realize DV is a serious crime?

Because the incidents that do make the news and newspapers play down the fact the woman was killed because her boyfriend/husband/partner got pissed because she was trying to leave, wouldn't let him in, tried kicking him out, didn't do the dishes, didn't have supper on the table when he came home and a myriad of other reasons that use in order to excuse it away, justifying his "love" for her through violence and many times death. Or the infamous, "She must have done something to make him that mad," defense.

Because when a woman, who was bled like a stuck pig in her house with small children present by her "estranged husband", gets a simple, "The police believe the stabbing resulted from a domestic dispute" in both the evening news and newspaper, it sends a certain message to the rest of the world that what each woman goes through just isn't that important. Oh, let's not forget the estranged husband was only charged with breaking and entering and malicious wounding even after turning himself in and admitting he killed his wife. He gutted his wife and slit her throat for fucks sake.

Because when a young man assaults his wife/girlfriend on the sidewalk in front of their house, thus causing her to drop the 5month old baby she was carrying head first onto the concrete, and he's charged with felony child neglect and misdemeanor assault.

Notice a pattern here?

When might the woman's life become worthy of a felony assault charge do ya think?

We all should know by now that cock fighting is more worthy of a felony charge in South Carolina than DV is....