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Aug
13
LED camera a new tool to combat domestic violence
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

LED camera a new tool to combat domestic violence

By Steph Solis

Indy STAR

  

 

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is testing a new tool that might save lives from domestic violence.

The department bought six LED cameras called Illumicams that can collect evidence not seen by the naked eye. IMPD is one of a handful of agencies in the nation and the first department in Indiana to order the cameras.

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Aug
12
Strangulation underreported, prosecuted in St. Joseph County
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00

Strangulation underreported, prosecuted in St. Joseph County

By Alexis Gray

Fox 28 News, South Bend, Indiana

  

SOUTH BEND - So far this year, St. Joe County prosecutors have filed charges in 18 strangulation cases. That's more than a quarter of all SVU felonies.

But experts say there are probably more cases out there that never get reported. And this particular type of assault is one of the trickiest to prosecute.

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Aug
04
Bristol County DA praises domestic violence bill
Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

Bristol County DA praises domestic violence bill

By Rory Schuler

Taunton Daily Gazette

 

Jennifer Martel knew her murderer well.

He was the father of her child and a batterer freshly released from jail the day before he killed her.

Legislators from both branches on Beacon Hill passed a domestic violence bill late Thursday night.

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Jul
28
‘The Choking Game’ on Lifetime Targeting Young Adults
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

‘The Choking Game’ on Lifetime Targeting Young Adults

By Mary Fichter

2 Paragraphs, Daily Edition

 

Lifetime’s new original TV movie, The Choking Game, is based on the Young Adult book “Choke” by Diana Lopez, a former middle school teacher who saw the disturbing “Choking Game” trend firsthand. The young woman in the movie (and book) learns the game of self-strangulation in order to get high.

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Jul
21
Experts: Strangulation assaults often mishandled
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Experts: Strangulation assaults often mishandled

By Madeline Buckley

South Bend Tribune

 

The woman who called 911 was gasping for breath as she told the dispatch operator that her partner strangled her. But even as she struggled to inhale, taking shallow, choking breaths, she said she didn’t need a paramedic, minimizing the danger she was in.

St. Joseph County police and prosecutors heard the 911 call during a training session on Friday, a classic example of the aftermath of a strangulation assault. 

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Jul
15
Minister considers 'attempted strangulation' charge
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Minister considers 'attempted strangulation' charge

By Patrice Dougan

The New Zealand Herald

 

 An 'attempted strangulation' charge may be introduced by Justice Minister Judith Collins in a bid to tackle domestic violence.

The act of attempted strangulation is often a precursor to murder in domestic violence situations, the minister said, and it needed to be treated more seriously.

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Jul
14
First arrest made in Athens under new strangulation law
Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00

First arrest made in Athens under new strangulation law

By Joe Johnson

Athens Banner-Herald


Robert Anthony Leseueur was arrested Sunday night after he got mad at a woman he was living with in west Athens, slapped her in the face and choked her until the victim “started seeing stars” as though she was about to black out.

The 32-year-old man was charged with the misdemeanor offense of simple battery.

If Leseueur were to have assaulted the woman in a similar matter two months from now, he would likely be facing a felony aggravated assault charge.

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Apr
30
Health Issues Result from Strangulation
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 13:11

 

By Katheryn Utley
 A common but little understood abuse method is partial strangulation, and its long term effects are staggering.
 What most victims, and many professionals who deal with domestic violence every day, don’t know is that it can cause brain damage, pneumonitis, miscarriage, heart attacks, and delayed death, days or even weeks after the assault.

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Apr
28
GA Strangulation Bill Signed by Governor Deal
Monday, 28 April 2014 13:35

 

Atlanta — House Bill 911, a bill that adds language to the existing aggravated assault statute to make strangulation a felony offense, was signed into law by Governor Deal on April 24, 2014. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and Senate this legislative session. The bill does not create a new crime; rather, it provides clear elements for an existing offense that involves dangerous and potentially lethal force. The bill enables prosecutors to prosecute this crime more successfully and seek a sentence that reflects the seriousness of this offense. Georgia is the 38th state to adopt such legislation.

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