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Those of us who appear regularly in the North Avenue courthouse, where Baltimore City's domestic violence cases are heard, were already aware of the "spike" in domestic violence homicides noted recently by The Sun. We knew that some of those women had...
The U.S. Justice Department will award $2.3 million in grants to a dozen local governments across the country in an effort to reduce domestic violence homicides, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., announced Wednesday at an...
Andy Harris, the only Maryland Republican serving in Congress, voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act last week, but he didn't call and tell me that. Word of Harris' vote came from the Democratic Party — specifically, a...
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act has done tremendous good in stepping up prosecution of domestic violence, aiding victims and increasing awareness of a too-often silent threat to our society. But the act was allowed to lapse in 2011 amid partisan...
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
Grand Forks HeraldThe federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has scheduled a series of legal training seminars for judges, prosecutors and defenders who work in tribal courts, including a four-day session in Grand Forks June 17-20. The Grand Forks training will focus on the...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Barack Obama, Prosecution, Sexual Assault, Assault
Call Washington BureauFor the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent. Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...
WASHINGTON -- America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism....
Daily American Staff Writer, @daalyssacVictim's Services Inc. and the Somerset County District Attorney's office have provided Somerset Hospital with equipment purchased through the Violence Against Women Act. The equipment — consisting of a camera, a Wood's lamp and a carrying bag...
— Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to the public stage Tuesday night for the opening scene in what many expect to be a carefully plotted performance concluding with another presidential try. The high-profile venue: the Kennedy Center in the nation'...
March is Women’s History Month, a time we usually celebrate or honor a specific woman in history. This year, I would like to do something different. I would like to focus on domestic violence, an issue that has received a lot of attention in...
Kudos to Rep. Kristi Noem and Sen. John Thune for opposing the Violence Against Women Act. Make no mistake: Decent people are outraged at the abuse of women, but VAWA is more about building feminist power structures than about protecting vulnerable women....
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