Archive for the ‘Domestic Violence’ Category
I was just watching TMZ and they somehow got the picture of Rihanna after her abuse incident. The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an immediate internal investigation because they take the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence very seriously. A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including termination. TMZ had also previously reported that the argument started when Chris Brown was driving with Rihanna and then received a text message from a woman who he was going to hook up with later (and had previously hooked up with).
Rihanna confronted him, and what did he do? He hit her “so hard with his fists, she could barely open her eyes for the photos — they were almost completely swollen shut. She had a fat lip, her mouth was swollen, her nose was badly bloodied, and she had contusions on her forehead and both sides of her face.” He even made threats to kill her.
TMZ says that this could be the end of Chris Brown’s career (which I REALLY hope), but at the same time this other guy brought up Kobe’s incident and said that it’s possible that people will forget about what has happened. What I have to say is that you can’t compare Kobe having an affair to Chris Brown brutally abusing Rihanna! I actually stopped liking Kobe because he did cheat on his wife, but at least he didn’t physically abuse her! In fact, despite that one time of Kobe cheating on his wife, it seems like he’s always treated her like a princess and has tried making up for his mistake ever since.
Chris Brown actually said “sorry” in a statement.
Sorry’s not good enough. You can’t continuously beat up someone and then the moment she gets help is when you decide to say “sorry”… only to save your career.
What do you guys think?
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I’m sure you’ve all heard by now the story of Chris Brown hitting Rihanna. It has been reported that she has bruises but no one knows anything beyond that. He turned himself in shortly after the 911 call, but was bailed out soon thereafter. Because of all this negative publicity, Chris Brown was dropped from his Wrigley’s commercial contract, and the radio stations have stopped playing his over-played songs (In my opinion, he deserves worse than that, and none of his work should be praised, period).
Some say that it’s not a big deal and that “we don’t know for sure what happened.” Well, I’m sorry, but that’s the biggest bullshit I’ve heard. If he were to be “innocent,” then why did he turn himself in? Also, he wouldn’t have let this negative publicity go so far as to hurt his career. I don’t care WHAT his excuse was, whether he “wasn’t in a good mood” or “Rihanna did something to piss him off,” that gives him NO RIGHT TO HIT HER. Nothing and NO ONE gives a guy a right to hit a girl, and domestic violence is something to be taken seriously.
This blog isn’t necessarily about Chris Brown or Rihanna, but about the millions of people who suffer from domestic violence and feel helpless. A study done in 2000 showed that approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States… and that was nine years ago, it’s much higher now.
In 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner. In recent years, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female murder victims and 4% of male murder victims.
Here are some other interesting statistics I found (I couldn’t find up-to-date stats but imagine that they are much higher than what I’m presenting to you):
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1998 and 2002:
* Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
* 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse at were female.
* Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers
* 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.
(Pictured above: Woman put on fire by her “significant other.” She’s one of the lucky few who have survived)
And it goes beyond domestic violence. There are millions of children who are abused daily. Millions of elderly who are abused daily. The list goes on. Whether it be a guy or a girl, it’s not right, and it is preventable. So please, if you or someone you know is a victim, call the National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (for the deaf). The website is http://www.ndvh.org/. There is help, and you should never feel alone.