How to Work Out Immigration Removal of Conditions

Despite some economic and political setbacks, the U.S. remains a land of opportunities.  For that reason, it attracts immigrants from across the world. Your immigration lawyer will tell you in detail how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have provisions to help various categories of immigrant aspirants to gain citizenship in the U.S. In case, a citizen or a permanent resident of U.S.… [Read more]

Marissa Alexander will be Prosecuted Again for Defending Herself

Marissa Alexander, the African-American mother from Florida serving a 20-year sentence for self-defense, will had a status hearing today. In case you’re not familiar with her case, Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to stop an attack by her abusive husband — but was not allowed to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law to support her defense. … [Read more]

Domestic Violence + Call 911 = Victim Gets Arrested?

These days, violence is a frequent topic of discussion in the news. Recently, more often than not the issue is gun control, stop-and-frisk policies or even police training tactics gone horribly awry. What these subjects have in common is that they take into consideration the rights and background of the targets and the accused.

Not long ago, New York City’s police department announced that they will run criminal background checks on those who report instances of domestic violence.… [Read more]

Celebrate V-Day. Stop the Violence.

I love award shows. Love them. I love the red carpet, the fashion, the gossip, the shots of celebrities when they don’t know they are on TV at that exact moment. I love that even with the delays and memos about dress codes, no one is ever really sure what loose cannon celebrity is going to do the next stupid thing.… [Read more]

I’m with ya, Bob Costas.

Let me start by saying I am not anti-gun.

My dad, my grandpa, my uncles, and my brothers are hunters; I grew up around guns.  I even learned to shoot one when I was a kid.

I don’t believe in banning firearms or revoking our right to bear arms.

I do believe that there has to be firmer control over guns though.… [Read more]

Be Prepared.

For a few weeks now, we’ve been reading that influential right-wing pundits and leaders are mumbling about armed rebellion assuming when President Obama is re-elected.

There’s also some speculation that gun sales will skyrocket for, despite a lack of emphasis on the issue of gun ownership on the part of the Obama administration, the National Rifle Association has been trying to convince the American people that President Obama will shortly be confiscating their guns.… [Read more]

Republicans: A Profile Of The Classic Abuser

Note: Julie Driscoll’s article was originally published in August, 2011 on Examiner.com, re-published on AddictingInfo.org. 

As a former victim of domestic violence, in another lifetime, I learned a lot about the abusive personality. When it was over, and I was out, I became a domestic violence hotline counselor. The classes I took to train me for this job taught me two things.… [Read more]

Marissa Alexander: Punished For Being a Victim

I’d like to ask these cops in Florida who arrested Marissa Alexander, the prosecutor who charged abuse victim Marissa Alexander, the judge who denied Marissa Alexander the right to use “Stand Your Ground” as a defense, the jury of three men and three women who convicted Marissa Alexander of aggravated assault after 12 minutes of deliberation, the judge who sentenced Marissa Alexander to 20 years in prison for assaulting a wall, and the judge who recently denied abuse victim Marissa Alexander a new trial, if they know what it’s like to dodge and duck and flee from an abusive male partner, … [Read more]

It’s Bigger than Rihanna and Chris Brown

 

Y’all really mad at Rhi Rhi for ridin’ with Chris Brown again?  You think this sets a bad example for our girls, don’t you?

*sighs*  Please, I beg of you, miss me with the opportunistic outrage on this one.

Why?  I’ll tell you why.

Because Chris Brown is no different from any other dude who can’t handle life without fisticuffs.  … [Read more]

Beats Me

Call me crazy.  Call me sleep deprived.  Call me whatever you want.  Words don’t matter, right?

Fact:  Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.

As the idolized previous victim of domestic violence, S&M crazed Rihanna, said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones.”  She prefers whips and chains.  They excite her.  She also, apparently, has chosen to utilize the abusive relationship she has to continue to sell records.  … [Read more]

The Real War

The last two episodes of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” that I saw really got to me. Both started with rapes – one particularly violent and disturbing because it took place in a mental hospital.

Maybe I’ve lost my spine because, lately, I’m having trouble looking at such things — and that means I can’t tolerate a lot of television these days.… [Read more]