One dozen domestic violence arrests on Thanksgiving

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A busted out window, a shattered windshield, and a stack of arrest records were proof not everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.

WREG pulled the arrest records for everyone arrested on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Out of the 43 people arrested, nearly one-third of the people were jailed for fighting with family members and loved ones.

Frederick Shaw was one of the 12 people arrested for a domestic violence incident that occurred on Thanksgiving.

According to a police report, Shaw is accused of chasing down his girlfriend with a “large knife” after he was asked to leave.

Officers reported the victim recorded the encounter on her cell phone and handed the footage over to police.

“It makes me want to move out of Memphis because that’s crazy,” Jessica Anderson, who lives near Shaw’s alleged attack, said. “That’s too close to home.”

Titus Sheppard is accused of…

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Janay Rice Speaks Out On Domestic Violence Situation With Husband Ray Rice

Janay RiceJanay Rice is telling her side of the story.

The wife of free agent NFL running back Ray Rice has stayed largely silent following the couple’s involvement in a domestic violence situation last spring, save for the press conference the two participated in with the support of the Baltimore Ravens.

At the time, Janay Rice apologized for her role in the altercation, despite the fact that disturbing video of the event showed her then-fiancé dragging her out of an elevator, unconscious.

In a new, long-form, first-person story for, Janay Rice chronicles the entire night in Atlantic City, and the subsequent meetings with Baltimore Ravens and NFL officials. Rice’s account of those meetings dispels prior reports that she asked the NFL to punish her husband “lightly.”

“I really didn’t think they would ask me any questions, but I was asked one,” Janay Rice wrote. “I was surprised I was…

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Domestic Violence in China

BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhuanet) — As we just mentioned, Tuesday marks the International Anti-domestic violence day. The issue, which is traditionally seen by many in China as a private matter, has now seen the rule of law step in as the first draft of legislation dealing with domestic violence is set to be released.

A report that was released on Monday by the All-China Women’s Federation, who met to discuss domestic violence, show that among women between 18-49 years old, 39 percent claimed to have suffered from physical or sexual violence from their partner, and 38 percent used to suffer mental abuse.

The report also showed that only 35 percent of the victims told family members about the violence, and only 7 percent of them called police. The report also said that women who suffer domestic violence are 2 to 3 times more likely to commit suicide, and experience depression and miscarriages.


China Has Finally Drafted a Domestic-Violence Law


When people speak up about family violence in China, they typically hear one thing: That’s a private matter. Though beating another person is technically illegal, the abuse of your spouse or child is seen as a household, rather than societal, concern; there is no nationwide law prohibiting domestic violence. Solve this yourself, survivors are told, quietly.

On Tuesday, China’s ruling Communist Party finally broke its silence on the matter. After a decades-long push by women’s-rights activists and survivors of abuse, a top government body published a draft for China’s first-ever national family violence law. Though it is just a draft, and far from comprehensive, advocates called it a necessary and important first step. “This was long over due,” says Leta Hong Fincher, author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. “It is just a draft, and it is not sufficient, but it is important and encouraging that…

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Akron officer shoots domestic violence suspect

Domestic Violence Happens on Hoilidays

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron police officer shot and wounded a domestic violence suspect Thursday evening.

Officers were called to a domestic fight at the 200 block of East North Street shortly after 10 p.m. Police say the suspect threatened to kill a female in the residence.

Police say the male suspect was armed with two knives at the female throat. After several verbal commands to drop the knives, an officer fired several shots at the suspect. The suspect was struck in the right leg and dropped the knives.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Earion R. Feaster, was transported to Akron General Medical Center for his injuries. Police say the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The female victim, her mother and two children inside the home were not injured.

Feaster is charged with domestic violence, two counts of felonious assault and abduction. He was booked into the…

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Gospel Artist Gets Supervised Visitation With Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:37AM

Houston gospel singer James Fortune was back in Fort Bend County court Wednesday to seek permission to see his four children.

The Grammy-nominated singer was charged with aggravated assault family violence in October, and hasn’t been allowed contact with his children since the alleged incident happened.

Fortune’s wife Cheryl, the alleged victim, testified on his behalf. She told the judge that the kids were present when the alleged incident occurred, but were not harmed. She also said she believes it’s in the best interest of the children for them to have visitation with their father.

Judge Hawkins granted Fortune’s request. He will be allowed to visit the children with members of his wife’s family present only.

Neither police, prosecutors, or Fortune’s attorney have confirmed what he allegedly did to his wife to lead to the charge.

He’s currently out on $20,000 bond.