Domestic Violence

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Miss America Was in an Abusive Relationship, and She Wants to Talk About It

    Most years, the Miss America pageant is good for just three things: ridicule, outrage, and jingoistic state pride. It was all true again this year (and speaking of the latter, BOW DOWN, OTHER STATES, BECAUSE IT'S MISS NEW YORK FOR THE THREEPEAT!!!) But this year, it might also be good for somethin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Martina McBride Reflects on the Poetry of "Independence Day"

    By Chris Gray Like the heroine in her 1994 hit song "Independence Day," Martina McBride has been also known to light up the sky. The country-pop star also known for "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing" and last year's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" admits she has a thing for fireworks. When she's not o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Program Launches Pet-Friendly Housing for NYC Survivors of Domestic Abuse

    Humans aren't the only survivors of domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 71 percent of female pet-owners who sought shelter from abusive homes reported that their abuser had also hurt, maimed, killed, or threatened family animals. That's part of the reason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Cuomo's Women's Equality Act Brings The A-Word To New York State Politics

    In the video below, Governor Cuomo lays out his intentions for the Women's Equality Act - a plan that would focus on erasing specific gender biases in New York State law. Akin to the gun control bill passed in December, it's a landmark piece of legislation for the Cuomo administration and, per usual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    New Numbers on Domestic Violence-Related Murders in New York

    At the end of last year, city officials announced that New York saw the lowest number of murder victims in 2012 in over 50 years. A new report by the NYPD provides the data behind those rates and a visual analysis of the 419 victims, as well as the 290 suspects identified in their murders. Among the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Who or What Will Chris Brown Fight Next?

    When you look at Chris Brown, what do you see? A bully with an entourage all too happy to start a dust-up over a perceived slight or a parking space? An emotionally crippled/stunted young man who is the sad victim of the cycle of domestic abuse? A wanton spreader of pink eye? The boo-hooingest cryba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    UPDATE: Shooter Who Wounded Three Officers at NJ Police Station Identified

    Update: Gloucester Township police have identified this morning's shooter as Eddie Jones III, a 39-year-old man from Willingboro, New Jersey. Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle revealed in a press conference this afternoon that the incident began around 1:00 this morning, when police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, and the Fear of Talking About Gun Control

    In case you missed it, during the second half of December 2nd's Eagles-Cowboys game, NBC ran a story about the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Carolina Panthers and how the team had dealt with the suicide of their teammate Jovan Belcher after murdering Kasandra Perkins, his 22 year old girlfrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Brooklyn Gets Federal Bucks to Combat Domestic Violence Against Immigrant Women

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's office will get $900,000 to beef up its program aimed at supporting domestically abused immigrant women. The Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women awarded the grant to the borough in order to help Brooklyn better assist domestically abused women w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2012

    Senator Chuck Schumer Calls on House to Pass the Violence Against Women Act with Key Provisions

    Senator Chuck Schumer this morning called on the House to pass a bill called the "Violence Against Women Act," which he says literally saves women's lives. A measure to reauthorize the act was approved by the Senate on Thursday with broad bipartisan support, despite some objections from Republican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Can an App Prevent Rape?

    Sometime last year, Nancy Schwartzman came across a tech competition -- the 2011 White House "Apps Against Abuse Technology Contest." The Brooklyn filmmaker and founder of The Line Campaign wondered: can a simple app prevent sexual assault and dating violence? So the Sunset Park resident partnered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Domestic Violence Legislation Package: What You Need to Know

    The New York State Assembly passed several domestic violence bills yesterday, which will soon be on their way to the Senate. If they make it through the rest of the legislative process, the measures would do everything from toughening penalties against repeat domestic violence offenders to keeping g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    DA Cyrus Vance: Beating Your Wife Shouldn't Be Like "Jumping A Subway Turnstile"

    ​Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was in Albany today, where he spoke to the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence as part of the group's "Legislative Awareness Day."His message was simple: beating your wife is "the same crime as jumping the subway turnstile." No, the district ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

    ​District Attorney Cyrus Vance has announced that Ramon Lalondriz-Castillo, 26, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision in connection with the shooting of his ex-girlfriend. Lalondriz-Castillo pled guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project, Named "Champion of Change" by the White House (Q&A)

    ​Sharon Stapel, the Executive Director of the New York Anti-Violence Project, was named a "Champion of Change" for her work with domestic violence in the LGBT community, the White House announced yesterday. "[I]n honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Valerie Jarrett will join White Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Domestic Abuser Registry Proposed Following Sarah Coit Murder

    Sarah Coit​Following the brutal murder of 23-year-old Sarah Coit on the Lower East Side, several New York legislators are advocating a bill that would create an online database revealing the names of convicted domestic abusers, much like a sex-offender registry. Coit's boyfriend, Raul Barrera, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Murder-Suicides More Common Among Men Than Women

    ​Women who kill the entire family much rarer than men Murder-suicides and multiple murders are common among victims of domestic violence and their abusers, according to experts interviewed by Spanish-language daily. The news comes shortly after Lashonda Armstrong, 25, drove her car into the ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    NYC's Ten Worst Tenants

    We hope you don't live next to these people

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    David Paterson: A Lame Duck, Sure, But Why the Lame Media Coverage?

    The governor and David Johnson​It's a week since Judge Judith Kaye issued her 54-page report exonerating and damning Governor Paterson for his handling of a domestic violence case, and nothing has happened. That's news. Clemmie Harris, who admitted to Kaye that he tried to kill the complaint, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2010

    NYPD Drag Feet on Visa Program for Undocumented Crime Victims

    ​The feds were hoping that U visas, a special class of visa for undocumented immigrants who report crimes to the authorities, would encourage "silent victims" who feared deportation to step forward and help law enforcement, and build trust between police and immigrant communities. U visa holde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Governor Paterson's Cuts Hurt Domestic Violence Victims, Don't Save Money: Advocates

    ​In a perhaps politically ill-timed decision, Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Summary for the coming year calls for $3 million to be cut from domestic violence programs, according to a coalition of anti-violence service providers. Of the $3 million, $1.25 million will adversely affect th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010
  • Film

    January 19, 2010

    Frederick Wiseman at MOMA

    The curious (meticulous, ravenous) work of the 80-year-old filmmaker

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Tiger Woods Bounce Back After This Car Crash and Affair Nonsense? Are You Kidding?

    ​Surfing the web for the best post-Tiger Woods car crash humor, we have to go with Craig Ferguson in his Monday monologue: "Economists are saying that so far holiday sales are down, but that doesn't figure in the diamond ring that Tiger Woods is going to have to buy his wife. "Anyway, it do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Crime Beat: 10 Terrible Facts About Violence Against Women

    Happy International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women! Sorry to spoil your Thanksgiving preparations, but November 25 is indeed the day. You'll find hardly a word in the U.S. press about this worldwide observance that gets play elsewhere, even by U.S. government outlets like Radi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2009

    Dominic Carter convicted of attempted assault

    ​Former NY1 political reporter Dominic Carter was found guilty of third degree attempted assault on Friday in the beating of his wife. Ramapo Justice Arnold Etelson found that Mrs. Carter's injuries were not serious enough to support a misdemeanor assault charge.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2009

    More balloon family drama, now with creepy racism

    An affadavit released by the Larimer County Sheriff's Department Friday says that balloon mom Mayumi Heene confessed that she and her husband staged the escape of the mylar balloon that supposedly contained their son as a publicity stunt. She's retained a criminal lawyer. Her husband's lawyer, howev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Miriam Friedlander's Good Fight

    ​Miriam Friedlander, the spirited former councilwoman from the Lower East Side, died last week at 95, and we would count ourselves enormously lucky should her type come this way again. She was a tiny spitfire, a true product of the American Left who once faced down then-Attorney General Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Chris Brown Sentenced to Five Years! (Probation!) Also, Fine, Fees, Etc.

    For his ungentlemanly behavior toward Rihanna, Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years -- probation! He also has to take domestic violence counseling and pay $400 for the privilege. And he has to turn in his guns (oh, man!) And he gets 180 days of community labor, and has to pay a "restituti ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 10, 2009

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Animal Husbandry

    Hands off the wife, you scoundrel

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Grace Under Pressure

    Grace Perez built an influential domestic-violence program. Then she was fired.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    The Jason Kidd Saga: What's a Nets Fan Supposed to Do?

    ("A little bit of H-O-R-S-E") In 2001, Joumana Kidd called 911 to report that her husband, Jason, had hit her in the face (a recording is, of course, available online). Given Kidd’s much-publicized accusations, this week, that his wife abused him – "HONEY, I BEAT UP THE KIDD"; stay classy, Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Do Men Take a Hit on V-Day?

    An image from the city's anti-domestic violence campaign ( The problem with the Until The Violence Stops: NYC Festival that starts today is that it "will force-feed the claim that only women can be the victims of partner abuse" despite the fact that "research now reveals that women are far m ... More >>

  • Film

    March 7, 2006
  • Theater

    September 7, 2004

    Packing the Flag

    Anyone can whistle a happy tune, but it's not so easy going far from the home you love

  • News

    December 3, 2002

    Digital Deterrence?

    Battling a Rise in Domestic Violence

  • News

    August 20, 2002

    Helter Shelter

    Inside the City's Dreaded Dumping Ground for the Homeless

  • Film

    January 29, 2002
  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Shelter From the Storm

    Frederick Wiseman Pulls the Curtain on Domestic Abuse

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Rehab Madness

    Do Programs for Men Who Batter Women Work? No One Really Knows.

  • Specials

    November 14, 2000
  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Abuses and Power

    Laws Alone Won't Curb Domestic Violence

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    World of Pain

    Immigrant Wives of Silicon Alley Seek Protection From Battering

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Punch Like a Man

    Big-Time Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Victimizing The Victims

    Consuelo fontaine called for help after she fled her allegedly abusive husband— so the city tried to take her kids away. Her story is increasingly common.

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Assaulted, Then Arrested

    How Laws to Protect Battered Women are Landing Them in Jail

  • NYC Life

    March 9, 1999

    Scout Clout

    Girl Power vs. Domestic Violence

  • Film

    February 23, 1999
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