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Oct
09
2 billboards installed on I-10 raising strangulation awareness
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

2 billboards installed on I-10 raising strangulation awareness 

By Maribel Castillo

The Republic | azcentral.com

 

Two billboards to raise public awareness about abuse and strangulation in domestic-violence situations were installed this week on Interstate 10 in Pinal County, according to officials.

The Pinal County Attorney's Office issued a statement Friday saying the billboards were installed to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and will stay up through October.

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Oct
09
Springfield Man Faces Charge of 'Strangulation and Suffocation,' Newly Created Felony
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

 

Springfield Man Faces Charge of 'Strangulation and Suffocation,' Newly Created Felony
Buffy Spencer - MassLive.com


SPRINGFIELD — A city man arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman at the South End McDonald's in early September had been indicted in Hampden Superior Court under a new felony charge of strangulation or suffocation.
Kent A. Taylor, 48, of 156 Mill St., is also charged with kidnapping, assault and battery, attempt to commit a crime (unarmed robbery) and possession of heroin, subsequent offense.

The woman, 27, told police she knows Taylor, who approached her and demanded money as she tried to enter the restaurant at 360 Main St.

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Oct
08
New Law To Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

 

New Law To Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Julie Calhoun - WRDW.com


Every 10 seconds a woman is a victim of domestic violence and a new law is bringing the hammer down on certain offenders.

Even trying to strangle someone is now a felony in Georgia because of House Bill 911.

"He was supposed to love her, but he had to put his hands around her neck," Karen Salter said.

Todd Goff abused Tiffany Salter for years, but on July 7, 2012, he put his hands on her for the last time.

"He had to have been looking into her eyes, and seeing the life slip out of her," Salter said.

Now, he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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Oct
02
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. presents: Investigating Strangulation and Sexual Assault: Special Emphasis - Dispatch
Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. presents: Investigating Strangulation and Sexual Assault: Special Emphasis - Dispatch

Friday, November 14, 2014 8:00am – 5:00pm
Embassy Suites Albuquerque, NM

 

Gael B. Strack, JD will be conducting a training on "Strangulation and Violence Against Women" at the Investigating Strangulation and Sexual Assault: Special Emphasis - Dispatch event hosted by the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.

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Sep
10
Charges go way up in Maine after law change on strangling
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Charges go way up in Maine after law change on strangling

By David Hench, Staff Writer

Portland Press Herald

 

Aggravated assault charges have increased 61 percent in the two years since strangulation became a felony in the state.

In December 2012, University of Maine football player Zedric Joseph was arrested on a domestic violence charge for allegedly choking his girlfriend so hard he left marks on her neck.

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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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