Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Undocumented Life: Activist Dolores Huerta pushes for renewed focus on Violence Against Women Act

Undocumented Life:  Activist Dolores Huerta pushes for renewed focus on Violence Against Women Act
  The abuse started only months after Irma Duran married him. He became controlling. Dictating her every move, including not letting her sleep. And the abuse only got worse. “He threatened me when I asked him for a divorce,” Duran said. “He said, ‘I’m going to cut each one of your eyes out with a... Read more »

Signed into law: Drew Peterson bill, PTSD training, more financial transparency for Illinois

Signed into law: Drew Peterson bill, PTSD training, more financial transparency for Illinois
Domestic violence priors to be admitted in murder cases – HB 5264 – The recently concluded Drew Peterson trial used a history of domestic violence as evidence, a piece of information that may have played a key role in his conviction for murder. Now HB 5264 would mandate that the information used in Peterson’s trial... Read more »

Bill to admit domestic violence priors as evidence in murder cases awaits Quinn

As the murder trial against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson gets under way, his history of domestic violence is expected to play a key role. Peterson is accused of murdering his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004, and prosecutors are expected to use his previous record of abuse against Savio to try and convict him.... Read more »
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An Undocumented Life: Violence Against Women Act, a protector of undocumented victims of domestic violence, held up in House

Undocumented women who live with an abusive partner, particularly a U.S. citizen who’s in control of her path to legal status, are the most vulnerable and need protection by the government, said Rep. Jan Schakowsky. But the divisiveness of politics lately is on full display in Congress, where a key piece of legislation that would... Read more »