Domestic violence

The pandemic exacerbated dangers for survivors of domestic abuse
“We need to be snitching about who needs help. We need to be snitching about who’s not feeling well.”
Self-defense laws require that a person have a reasonable belief that they face imminent death or serious bodily harm and use a similar level of force. But in domestic violence cases, the context spans not only the immediacy of the moment, but the course of the relationship.
He still has his job, but has been suspended without pay since March.
"They may be dependent on the abuser for financial support. They may be undocumented and fear of deportation and they want to control their lives."
"We’re seeing circumstances of survivors sheltering in place with abusers and finding it exceptionally difficult to get help and assistance."
"The reality is that abuse victims are often closely surveilled by their abuser."
The uptick in domestic violence murders coincides with an uptick in the number of visitors to the domestic
As New Yorkers remain prisoners in their own homes—a result of the stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus—the city has plans for home-bound domestic violence victims.
Help is available for people who might find themselves suddenly trapped with their abusers.
An NYPD officer has been suspended after allegedly choking his girlfriend in Harlem on Monday night.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's housing agency is facing allegations of "unlawful and devastating" discrimination against domestic violence survivors.
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