Watch Me Take The Bar
Watch Me Take The Bar
This blog, originally started as a chronicle of my taking the bar, is now a look into the mind of an attorney in solo practice in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The best writing I've seen on domestic abuse in a while

is this article.

You may recall a fellow named Darren Mack recently tried to kill a judge and successfully killed his wife. Mack, who was a successful Las Vegas jeweler, was embroiled in a divorce at the time.

The authors here point out that, contrary to those who say there were no warning signs Mack would implode, there were actually several, all of which came under the rubric of domestic violence. One of the many excellent passages in the article is this: "Domestic violence murders are not typically crimes of sudden, unanticipated violence where an abuser 'just snaps,' but instead are often the culmination of a predictable pattern of escalating abuse and violence."

The article has so many good points, and is written so compactly, I won't even try to restate them, as I don't think I'd do them justice. The authors point out that Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is seeking a bigger federal push for increased security at courthouses for judges.

It appears it takes this issue affecting a judge for us to understand more security in courthouses is also needed for victims. And I don't mean metal detectors, either.

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