On March 25, 2009, a judge in Broward County Florida took a very proactive approach to a domestic violence case. Apparently, a man had been brought to the courtroom in handcuffs. Likely, he'd been arrested for domestic violence and had spent the night in jail. At the hearing, a woman testified against him. For some inexplicable reason, the handcuffs were removed from the suspect. Violence ensued. The man began to pummel the witness. What happened next gives new meaning to the phrase "Here comes da judge!"
You can read more about domestic violence and how to protect yourself and others (your children and other family members, for example) on this Blog.
The most important article to read talks about devising a safety plan. Statistics show that the most dangerous time for a person is when he or she is trying to leave the abuser.
Other articles about domestic violence are found here in the archives of Updates in Michigan Family Law.
There are many agencies available to help women in Asian and Asian-American families to escape and/or to prevent family violence. See, for example:
Domestic violence resources ·
Tel. 415-954-9988, ext. 315 Email: email@example.com
National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A collection of news articles concerning domestic violence and sexual violence is found here on the website of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
If you need crisis help:
24-hour line: 888-664-8624
24-hour line: 248-334-1274
24-hour line: 734-995-5444
Detroit Police Department Rape Counseling Center and Domestic Violence
24-hour lines: 313-833-1660 or 313-833-9813
Telephone Jeanne Hannah for an appointment if you are the victim of domestic abuse. Jeanne also represents persons who are unfairly accused of domestic violence get personal protection orders dissolved. See her website for information about contacting Jeanne Hannah to make an appointment.