Domestic Violence

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Man Allegedly Shot Girlfriend With a Crossbow in Torresdale

A man allegedly shot his girlfriend in the chest with a crossbow Sunday night in Torresdale. The woman, who was identified as 42-year-old Pamela Nightlinger, […]

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Philly Mom Crowdfunds Divorce Against Husband Charged With Assaulting Her

Aja Beech is a 37-year-old mother of two from Fishtown who wants desperately to get away from her husband of seven years, construction worker Tobias […]

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Dear Philly: Battered Women Aren’t Sports Mascots

Dear Philly: Battered women are not your sports mascots. Like you, I think that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is a bad dude. And like […]

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Bill Would Urge Pa. Pro Sports Teams to Adopt “Zero-Tolerance” Domestic Violence Policy

A state lawmaker from Clinton County is calling on Pennsylvania’s professional sports teams to take a tougher stance against domestic abuse. Democratic state Rep. Michael Hanna said he […]

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Bill Would Create Domestic Offender Registry

A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate would create a “domestic predator registry” to track ex-convicts convicted of domestic violence offenses. The bill would mandate lifetime […]

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Rihanna Was Right to Tell Off CBS Over Thursday Night Football Decision

There is nothing that is — or perhaps can be — written about Rihanna without talking about the events that transpired on Grammy night in 2009. Similarly, […]

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Geekadelphia Editor Tries to Stop Domestic Assault, Gets Assaulted

On Sunday night, Geekadelphia editor-in-chief Michaelangelo “Mikey” Ilagan was walking home in South Philadelphia when he encountered a man and a woman arguing. A few […]

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Jersey Lawmakers Advance Domestic Violence Bills

With the Ray Rice case still dominating headlines, New Jersey legislators on Thursday unanimously passed five bills aimed at reducing domestic violence and its harms.

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Wait, People Are Still Victim Blaming Janay Rice?

In case you missed it, Janay Rice has already apologized. At a May news conference, she sat next to her husband and said she regretted […]

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Internal Affairs Investigating Police Response to Alleged 2nd Street Assault

On Sunday night, a man allegedly punched a woman on the street after the 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties. The punch was described by […]

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Witnesses: Man Punches Woman After Northern Liberties 2nd Street Fest

UPDATE: Internal Affairs is investigating police response to this incident. For the full story, go here. ORIGINAL: Sunday night was a festive one in Northern […]

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Why Stephen A. Smith Hasn’t Been Fired for His Domestic Abuse Victim-Blaming

Update: Smith has been suspended by ESPN for his comments. Stephen A. Smith (or “Screamin’ A,” as one of my Twitter followers calls him) gave […]