Domestic violence judicial history will be made at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 29, when Vernetta Cockerham-Ellerbee will finally get her day in court.
Two hours before today’s preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. As part of the deal, Brown will be sentenced to five years of supervised probation, domestic violence counseling, and six months of community labor (1,400 hours of trash picup, graffiti removal, etc.).
Terry O’Neill, a domestic violence survivor, was elected NOW’s new president. According to NOW’s press release, Ms. O’Neill was instrumental in establishing Maryland’s first Family Justice Center for survivors of domestic violence.
My radar always goes up when a politician says domestic violence is “an intolerable and horrible crime,” but votes against funding for a domestic violence center. Blair was investigated for beating up a former girlfriend in 1984.
Mike Dowd is my hero. He’s a New York attorney who has taken on sexual-predator priests, and he’s representing Barbara Sheehan. He also founded the Women’s Justice Center at Pace […]
53 people were gunned down during shooting rampages during the last month.
We hear about the shooting rampages. People say “he snapped.” But, in each case, the violence started at home before it blew up in the headlines. How many more stories […]