BJ Shea

 BJ Shea

BJ'S BLOG 05/30/13 "Domestic Violence Reality"

Last week I read a story that really shows a glimpse of the truth about domestic violence in this country.
Christina Salinas, a 37-year-old from Rough and Ready, California got into argument with her husband, Anthony Hill, because they left the rodeo they were attending early.
There was drinking involved and once they got home, Christina and her husband got into a scuffle where she bit his hand and scrotum!
She also allegedly struck the couple’s young daughter which resulted in the police coming and taking her to jail on a felony domestic violence charge and a misdemeanor child cruelty count. 
These stories are always sad to read but I’ve mentioned before that according to US statistics, domestic violence is a 50/50 problem at best. Some people want everyone to believe that it’s mostly men perpetrating this kind of activity but the more we hear about these stories, the more it proves that women are committing these acts just as much as men. 
It’s sad that a child had to be involved in the mess of her drunken foolish mother. We need to start addressing the problem because it is not gender specific; it’s an “everybody” problem.

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Locations : California
People : Anthony HillChristina Salinas

05/30/2013 8:31AM
BJ'S BLOG 05/30/13 "Domestic Violence Reality"
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05/30/2013 3:58PM
Spot on BJ
BJ, As a survivor of DV, I have to say you hit it spot on. Laws like VAWA should be repealed and made gender neutral. My heart goes out to the child in this mess.
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