domestic violence

New York News
1:25 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Natalie Merchant Joins NYS To Combat Domestic Violence

Natalie Merchant at The Linda to announce new PSA's for the campaign against domestic violence in NYS.
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Recording artist Natalie Merchant appeared with anti-domestic violence advocates at WAMC’s Performing Arts Center The Linda Wednesday to promote a new public service announcement and video series on domestic violence awareness.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hotlines across New York State received more than 25-thousand calls in 2012. New York is kicking off a public education campaign entitled  “Don’t Do Nothing,”  to encourage those who “see something” to “say something.”

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Abuser Gun Storage Addressed

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to obtain confiscated weapons with proposals to help law enforcement store those firearms.

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North Country News
10:40 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to improve the ability of law enforcement to take and store firearms belonging to alleged perpetrators of domestic violence.

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New England News
5:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats

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Anti-violence advocates in western Massachusetts are working to help women escape from their abusers and to escape poverty.

   The focus at rape crisis centers and emergency shelters for battered women has been on healing physical and emotional scars. Now more  must be done to help mend economic wounds, according to Debra Robbin, Deputy Director of Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

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North Country News
5:41 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Vermont Judge Tells Defendant to Change T-shirt

A Vermont judge refused to arraign a domestic violence suspect until he changed his shirt, which had the words: "I bust mine to kick yours."

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Berkshire Group Organizes Violence Reduction Forum

A group of concerned citizens is organizing an event this week to address the subject of reducing violent crime in Berkshire County.

The group called Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice this week is organizing a meeting involving area residents, professionals, and public safety officials to discuss a wide variety of topics related to school and community violence.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

January is Stalking Awareness Month in NY

The National Center For Victims of Crime has named January 2013 as National Stalking Awareness Month.

Stalking is a crime in New York, and both sexes are victims. “Know it. Name it. Stop it” is the theme for January's Stalking Awareness Month.

Barbara Palmateer is Program Director of Family, Community and Victim Services for Community Action Agency of Greene County’s Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence Program. She notes that victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization.

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New York News
1:26 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

NYS Domestic Violence Protection Bills Take Effect January 1, 2013

New York State will have some new laws that take effect January first. One is a multi-layered legislative package that provides new protections for domestic violence victims. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill package October 25th.  One piece of the legislation increases the penalty for repeat offenders to a felony by creating a Class E felony, Aggravated Family Offense. Manhattan District Attorney and President of the New York District Attorneys Association of the State of New York Cyrus Vance, Jr., said this addresses an underlying issue: the ability of offenders to abuse their victims again and again without serious consequences.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures

The logo on a t-shirt being sold by Springfield Police to honor officer Kevin Ambrose. Proceeds go to a memorial fund
Springfield Police Dept

    Three months after a veteran police officer in Springfield Massachusetts was killed in the line of duty, the death of officer Kevin Ambrose still reverberates.  Police across the country are reviewing procedures for dealing with domestic disputes involving fellow law officers.  Efforts continue in Massachusetts to boost survivor benefits for the families of public safety professionals killed on the job. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:44 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Thousands Mourn At Police Officer's Funeral In Springfield Mass.

A hearse with the body of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose leaves the church following his funeral mass
WAMC

Thousands came out Friday to pay their last respects to a veteran Springfield Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead earlier this week after responding to a domestic dispute..  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill reports.

        Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose was remembered for his fun loving spirit, his sense of humor, athletic prowess and his dedication to family, friends and the citizens of Springfield, whom he served for 36 years. 

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