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Domestic Homicide

Woman Shot By Former Boyfriend At Chicago Nordstrom Store Dies

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 11.30.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said. The Cook Coun...

Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

It's a sobering fact. At least one third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners -- husbands and ex-husb...

Melissa Jeltsen

Mass Shooting Analysis Reveals Startling Finding

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family violence. The analysis, perform...

Why Women Can't Stop Domestic Violence Alone

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Randy Susan Meyers

Victims cannot strategize their own rescue alone, much as we'd like to imagine that is true. We need to educate against using violence. We need a coordinated community response to protect our neighbors.

Freeze Frame: Still Shots in Life and Death

Sarah Lehat | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Sarah Lehat

As I inquire about the organs, I learn they are not related, at least not in a familial fashion. One is an infant's healthy heart. A second is that of a teenager, overdosed on drugs. Followed by a third, pierced by a gunshot. Together, aligned neatly in a row, they have a natural kinship.

Ignoring Signs of Domestic Homicide

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Randy Susan Meyers

If you see someone in danger, put out a hand. At worst, they won't accept it. At best, you'll save a life.