Domestic abuse in Orange County cuts ...

Domestic abuse in Orange County cuts across all demographic cat...

There are 19 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Domestic abuse in Orange County cuts across all demographic cat.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A man threatens to put an ice ax in the skull of his wife of 24 years at their Orlando home.

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Yea

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2008
How about women who manipulate the police and the State Attorney's office to jail innocent men. Why didn't you write about that? It happened to me and other men. With articles like this, men are 100% at fault and if a woman claims "he beat me up", then man is going to jail. Sure most policemen are reasonable but all it takes is a policman who makes a poor judgment call and a vindictive woman to land a man in jail. I am now divorced and feel safe from this woman. I am terrified of what women can do if they are dishonest. There is nothing like sitting in jail for 24 hours when you are innocent, nothing. Don't think this can happen to you? I didn't think my wife would cut herself one day and say I did it. You just don't know how evil people can be when you are an honest person.
Oh no

Tallahassee, FL

#3 Apr 4, 2008
And to think, my ex left me for some guy who was jailed for domestic battery in the presence of their newborn baby? My ex got herself a real winner... and to think, he's had other charges and issues with the law.

I wish her the best! LOL

Since: Apr 08

Orlando, FL

#4 Apr 4, 2008
Aside from the slee*ze bags that try and hurt normal guys for vengeance, My mother told me my entire life that no one has the right to hit you or make you cry - I was raised to be strong and confident - most girls aren't. No one tells them its not all right to be hit, that's not what LOVE is, you have a choice to be there or leave, don't be stupi*d, once it happens, it will always happen!! Tell them something - teach girls to think for themselves and not be slaves to the id10ts they date. This is what will bring the domestic violence rates down - nothing else, because you can take a door mat from it's home, but it will always want to be a door mat. change if from the beginning and things will be different.

mosco

Winter Garden, FL

#5 Apr 4, 2008
The law has more teeth than in 1950. But women are not the same as in 1950. Today,as then they are treated with kids gloves in legal matters. The treatment of abuse by the law is one sided. Mean people that can shed crocodile tears are very effective in destroying some one else. Living in an era of "equality" for all and still having special advantages or rights because of gender ends when the money system ends. If a male abuses his spouse for no reason but his own self, then he should pay. Unfortunately, in America this issue ends right there as women are shown to be paragons of virtue and love in all media aspects. On the lighter side, pertaining to economics, as more and more people do not care, they will believe they are owed and derivatives will have to climb higher to pay everyone off. Make things equal when it comes to abuse. Please!
Reader

Winter Park, FL

#6 Apr 4, 2008
Women in Orange County can call Harbor House for help at ( 4 0 7 ) 8 8 6 - 2 8 5 6 .
Women in Seminole County can call SafeHouse of Seminole for help at ( 4 0 7 ) 3 3 0 - 3 9 3 3 .
For more information about domestic abuse, you can visit the website of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence at www.fcadv.org . Always remember to clear your browser history if your abuser has access to the computer you've used.
Women who need to flee their abuser in Central Florida and who would like help from a certified domestic violence center in another state can get help from these local agencies.
Molly

Orlando, FL

#7 Apr 4, 2008
Domestic Abuse is inter-generational and it is through knowledge gained from agencies such as Harbor House that I broke the cycle of Domestic Abuse for my family.
I beat the odds and my children have empathy. Thanks FCDV!
Aurora

Newark, DE

#8 Apr 4, 2008
I am sure many men are abused as well as women, but I highly doubt it's nearly as often. Also, men don't call the police.
Tom R

Reading, UK

#9 Apr 4, 2008
I agree that women have become experts at manipulating the law on domestic violence.

I am one of the many men who believed that his wife would never assault him. She did (5 times)and on more than one occasion compounded that vicious act by calling the police to complain that I had abused her!

It is well past time that domestic violence was regognised for what it is-gender neutral!
Apocalypse

Apopka, FL

#10 Apr 4, 2008
Tom R wrote:
I agree that women have become experts at manipulating the law on domestic violence.
I am one of the many men who believed that his wife would never assault him. She did (5 times)and on more than one occasion compounded that vicious act by calling the police to complain that I had abused her!
It is well past time that domestic violence was regognised for what it is-gender neutral!
Women like that are Bitches and they deserve to be alone. If you stick to someone like that then you are dumb...damp the bitch and move on!!!
JPC

Winter Garden, FL

#11 Apr 4, 2008
In your article Ref:>While domestic violence affects everyone, >the overwhelming majority of victims are women in intimate >relationships.
I would suggest you do some research,
Research
http://www.mediaradar.org/research.php#waj
Women are Just as Likely as Men to Commit Domestic Violence...
U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Differences in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence
MELANIE PHILLIPS
Man Beaters Behind Closed Doors
RICHARD GELLES
The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence: Male Victims
MARTIN FIEBERT
References Examining Assaults by Women on Their Spouses or Male Partners: An Annotated Bibliography
RICHARD B. FELSON and MAUREEN C. OUTLAW
The Control Motive and Marital Violence
RENEE McDONALD
Estimating the Number of American Children Living in Partner-Violent Families
Men Sustain Over One-Third of all DV-Related Injuries...
ABC 20/20
Men Battered by Their Wives
JOHN ARCHER, Ph.D.
Sex Differences in Aggression Between Heterosexual Partners: A Meta-Analytic Review
LEONARD PAULOZZI
Surveillance for Homicide among Intimate Partners – United States, 1981 – 1998
...But Men are Less Likely to Report the Incdent...
DAVID FONTES
Men Don't Tell
GEORGE ROLPH
Domestic Violence and the Male Victim
...So Media Coverage is Often Biased...
CATHY YOUNG
The Other Aggressor in Domestic Violence
GLENN SACKS
Baseball Player's Domestic Violence Arrest Demonstrates how Men are Presumed Guilty in Domestic Disputes
...Which Allows the Myths to Continue.
DONALD G. DUTTON
The Gender Paradigm in Domestic Violence: Conflict of Theory and Data
RICHARD GELLES
Domestic Violence Factoids
WENDY MCELROY
Domestic Violence: Behind the Stereotypes
GLENN SACKS
'Fatal Fathers' Myth Promoted in Wake of Peterson, Hacking Cases
SUSAN SARNOFF
The Institutionalization of Misinformation: VAWA II
Copyright © 2005-2007. RADAR – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.mediaradar.org/research.php#waj
taking

Longwood, FL

#12 Apr 4, 2008
I think you missed an important part of domestic violence... when a young man is beat by a girlfriend. Some might not believe it but it does happen. My son has a violent girlfriend who just gave him two black eyes as well as other bruises. He phoned police and waited, when she found out he had called, she called, the time is noted in the police report. Yet, he was the one arrested???? Now he has no where to live, a lease on the apartment and a court date next week. Where is the justice in this? He doesn't have a violent bone in his body and has never in his life gotten into a fight, and is the youngest of three boys.
stevejwx

Clearwater, FL

#13 Apr 4, 2008
i didn't believe women attacked men until i saw it happen. the guy, a friend of mine, is a 350 pound body builder she was armed with a shoe. it took me and somebody else to pull her off of him he was not fighting back, the cops showed and of course didn't arrest her nor any of us thankfully. my friend got away from the situation and takes great pleasure in e-mailing me the pictures from the county jail website everytime she is arrested for prostituion which seems to happen often now.
jay from north carolina

Lexington, NC

#14 Apr 4, 2008
Domestic violence?living in orlando just makes people mad,your working two jobs and its still not enough,your driving on i 4 thats enough right there .your 12 feet from your neighbor with 10 haitians, mexican,ricans or whatever living in a 1200 sq.ft house .whith their stupid music playing.all the time.Absolutley the rudest town ,hey its the angriest city in the nation, its enough to push anybody over the edge.After 18 years I left and my anger level went down overnight.
Tina

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#15 Apr 6, 2008
jay from north carolina wrote:
Domestic violence?living in orlando just makes people mad,your working two jobs and its still not enough,your driving on i 4 thats enough right there .your 12 feet from your neighbor with 10 haitians, mexican,ricans or whatever living in a 1200 sq.ft house .whith their stupid music playing.all the time.Absolutley the rudest town ,hey its the angriest city in the nation, its enough to push anybody over the edge.After 18 years I left and my anger level went down overnight.
You make good points about Orlando - it has becomes a cesspool - but that doesn't excuse a man hitting a woman. Nothing excuses that. Nothing.
sanford

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2008
Yea wrote:
How about women who manipulate the police and the State Attorney's office to jail innocent men. Why didn't you write about that? It happened to me and other men. With articles like this, men are 100% at fault and if a woman claims "he beat me up", then man is going to jail. Sure most policemen are reasonable but all it takes is a policman who makes a poor judgment call and a vindictive woman to land a man in jail. I am now divorced and feel safe from this woman. I am terrified of what women can do if they are dishonest. There is nothing like sitting in jail for 24 hours when you are innocent, nothing. Don't think this can happen to you? I didn't think my wife would cut herself one day and say I did it. You just don't know how evil people can be when you are an honest person.
My first husband came home for lunch one day, did not like what I had prepared, beat the hell out of me and then went back to work. Called home to try to convince me the beating was my fault, then promised that he was on his way back home to repeat the process, so that I would learn. I called our local police who advised me that they could not do anything unless they saw him hit me.
I am glad to see that tables have turned
jay from north carolina

Clemmons, NC

#17 Apr 6, 2008
yes there is no excuse for hitting your signifacant other
Lady MBA Banker

AOL

#18 Apr 7, 2008
A group of professional women and I met in Sarasota last month for a weekend getaway at the beach. During the weekend 5 of the women were "coaching" 3 others on how to "expedite" their divorces. Ply their husband with alchohol, then cut or buise themselves, then call the police. The very worst case was told by a female banker in Miami, with an MBA and a position with a large bank: She started putting a shot of grain alchohol in frozen mugs of beer and giving them to her physician husband while she made dinner. She then hit herself in the forehead with a cast iron skillet. She said blood poured from her forehead, then she called the Miami-Dade police, while her husband watched TV. Cops arrived and arrested her husband for aggrevated battery and took him to jail. She got a restraining order, filed for divorce, got temporary custody of 2 kids, temporary use of their home, and her husband cannot come within 1000 feet of her or their kids. 4 other woman gave similar advice. As a professional woman with ethics, I was sickened from hearing these stories.
Angel Face

Saint Petersburg, FL

#19 Apr 7, 2008
sanford wrote:
<quoted text>
My first husband came home for lunch one day, did not like what I had prepared, beat the hell out of me and then went back to work. Called home to try to convince me the beating was my fault, then promised that he was on his way back home to repeat the process, so that I would learn. I called our local police who advised me that they could not do anything unless they saw him hit me.
I am glad to see that tables have turned
That's horrible. And then when someone turns up dead, no one can understand how such a "nice young man" could snap and kill his wife. Sad to see how often people ignore the signs until it's too late. Glad to know the SOB is not your hubby anymore.
Angel Face

Saint Petersburg, FL

#20 Apr 7, 2008
Lady MBA Banker wrote:
A group of professional women and I met in Sarasota last month for a weekend getaway at the beach. During the weekend 5 of the women were "coaching" 3 others on how to "expedite" their divorces. Ply their husband with alchohol, then cut or buise themselves, then call the police. The very worst case was told by a female banker in Miami, with an MBA and a position with a large bank: She started putting a shot of grain alchohol in frozen mugs of beer and giving them to her physician husband while she made dinner. She then hit herself in the forehead with a cast iron skillet. She said blood poured from her forehead, then she called the Miami-Dade police, while her husband watched TV. Cops arrived and arrested her husband for aggrevated battery and took him to jail. She got a restraining order, filed for divorce, got temporary custody of 2 kids, temporary use of their home, and her husband cannot come within 1000 feet of her or their kids. 4 other woman gave similar advice. As a professional woman with ethics, I was sickened from hearing these stories.
Women like that have no idea how difficult they make it for others who are genuinely in a bad situation. Shame on anyone who manipulates the system for their own personal gain. There are so many women (and men) who suffer through abusive relationships and marriages because they feel as though there is no way out, while b*tches like these fake a way out.

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