Stories tagged: "domestic violence"


6 Takeaways From The Fourth House Hearing on Jan. 6
‘A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy’: Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

The third public hearing, which took place Thursday, focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie, center, joins, from left, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at a news conference to announce a bipartisan update to the Violence Against Women Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Explained: Congress, Biden Reauthorize the Violence Against Woman Act

President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill. 

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Arizona Hate Crimes Hit Their Highest Level Since 9/11—and It’s Likely an Undercount

Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
House To Vote on Censuring Rep. Paul Gosar After Video Depicting Violence Against Democrats

The six-term Congressman posted a video that depicted himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.

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Phoenix Attorney Explains Why VAWA Is Vital to Getting Domestic Violence Victims Access to Affordable Legal Services

“It’s like trying to drain a river with a plastic bucket. The need is so great and the help that’s available is so small.”  Daniel Riley was the managing attorney for a Phoenix legal clinic for domestic violence victims from 2010 to 2012.  In that time, he said he and his staff helped hundreds of...

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Domestic Violence Homicides Surged This Year and Advocates Fear It Could Happen Again

Advocates fear a second wave of the coronavirus could have deadly results for those trapped in already-tenuous cohabitation situations.

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Shelters Report Hostility From Police Over Support for Black Lives Matter and Immigrants’ Rights

Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.