An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail0
An analysis of more than 200 cases of domestic violence at eight military installations has determined that commanders and law enforcement personnel are not following their own rules when investigating and handling these cases and their victims.
Former Army Special Forces Maj. Jason M. Sartori was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years confinement and dismissal from the service after being found guilty of abuse and child endangerment, according to Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for 1st Special Forces Command.
My story started the way many do, with sparkly attraction that morphed into friendship, then love. Unfortunately, my story also ended the way too many do, with holes in the walls, broken doors, and police knocking at the front door.
As Domestic Violence Awareness month approaches next week, the National Football League continues to take heat on what exactly its policy is on domestic violence. It would appear until late, it didn’t really have one. On Friday, Sept. 26, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL would be talking to the U.S. Army about how to handle the issue. This comes after a statement from the Department of Defense that it is reconsidering the depth of its relationship with the NFL. Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby emphasized that the Pentagon is not conducting a full investigation of the league, but inquiring about the “interaction” between the two organizations. Kirby stated that the DoD has “high expectations” for any of its working partners --- high expectations the military no doubt hopes to achieve itself as it has recently come under sharp scrutiny for how it handles sexual assault cases.