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Weekly Media Roundup

October 08, 2015 at 4:25 PM

US Judge berates, then jails, domestic violence victim:

A judge in the US has drawn scrutiny for berating a domestic violence victim who failed to show up for a court appearance.

The woman had told Judge Jerri Collins, of Seminole County, Florida, that she failed to show up in court because she had been suffering depression and anxiety following an attack by the father of her child.



Opinion: Violence not just a poor, brown issue

Apparently the key to stopping domestic violence is to "end the welfare trap', so broke folks can't breed with other broke folks.



Don't let Chris Brown or any other women-beaters into the country:

OPINION: There is a serious flaw to the theory that reformed criminals can make good role models for impressionable young people. They don't and never have.

The idea has been around for many years – that parading some former pot smoker, burglar or gang member in front of schoolchildren will give the message that these people have seen the light and no longer do bad stuff.

No doubt the majority of reformed misfits are genuine in their attempts to make amends to the community in some way and they are to be commended for that.



See also:

Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and Tariana Turia Disagree over Chris Brown


Medical provider network and police join forces to improve early intervention to reduce domestic violence:

Early intervention is being delivered by Auckland-based medical provider network Nirvana Health Group (NHG), which includes East Tamaki Healthcare West Auckland Healthcare, in partnership with Counties Manukau Police and Sahaayta Counselling and Social Support. The partnership, using a Lotteries Commission grant, has established what is thought to be New Zealand’s first facility that offers early intervention for, initially, South Asian males.



Australian, NZ police officers make domestic violence focus of Australasian Police Basketball Championships:

Police officers from across Australia and New Zealand have taken a stance against domestic violence at the start of a week-long basketball competition in Darwin.

This year is the first time teams from the police forces of every Australian state and territory have entered the Australasian Police Basketball Championships.

They are joined by the Australian Federal Police and teams from New Zealand.






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