Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: October, 2013

Texas bar obviously forgot that men are victims of domestic violence by women

AUSTIN — Here is something that is very cringeworthy for ya.

A bar in the capital city of Texas had recently posted a totally unfunny domestic violence joke called an “ad”.

It reads: “I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic.”

I only wish I knew right off the top of my head how many people were killed in domestic violence disputes in Texas in 2012.  I know for a fact that 48 people, including nine men, were murdered in domestic violence incidents in South Carolina in 2012.  For those forty-eight families, as well as many others, the ad on the left is completely tasteless and totally offensive in nearly every way imaginable.

Unbelievably, though, some good came out of this situation: the employee who wrote the God-awful ad on the chalkboard was axed and Minibar put up another ad that says that they will donate $1.00 for every beer sold to domestic violence organizations around the Lone Star State and the nation.

I only wish that the families of the men who were murdered by their wives and girlfriends in Austin had picketed openly outside Minibar.  While male-on-female domestic violence has always been an epidemic and a stain on our nation, female-on-male domestic violence is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, along with identity theft.

[Cosmopolitan]

[image of woman abusing a man via Bing Images]

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Woman who abused boyfriend in video arrested

Woman who abused boyfriend in video arrested

A woman who was caught on tape abusing her boyfriend while thousands of passers-by did absolutely nothing to stop her has been arrested.

Hong Kong cops busted her after the video garnered millions upon millions of hits worldwide.

She is only known as Cheng, and she is 20.  Cheng has been charged with assault.  Her boyfriend, 23, was treated for injuries and released.

This is proof that female-on-male domestic violence is not being treated seriously across the world.

[Ami Angelowicz, Huffington Post Crime]

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Douchebag of the Day: Adam Carter-Campbell, who threatened to kill a woman who rejected him on OKCupid

SEATTLE — A 21-year-old man was arrested recently for threatening to kill a 21-year-old woman who rejected him on OKCupid.

The victim posted a photo of herself in the formal attire she was wearing on her job, letting the suspect know where she was located.

“You just gotta be nicer to be,” police said he wrote, “that way I won’t have the inclination to go kill a bunch of people.”

The suspect then flew into a rage after the victim refused to return his messages.  Both the suspect and victim are Christians.

The victim then got the suspect’s original account banned.  But, like a certain someone in the twittersphere, he created another OKCupid account.

And this time, he went directly after his victim, rather than engage with anyone else on the dating site.

“I dream of a paradise where you and I can go to an island where no one can hear you scream,” he wrote.

The victim then went to her local CBS station, KIRO-HD, and showed them the messages.

“I didn’t know what kind of weapons he had access to,” she said. “I was worried for everyone else because he was so angry about something I did. It was more like I don’t want this on my head and I don’t want to see Seattle hurt.”

She also worried about her personal safety. He asked if they would get married if he came to her job.

Adam Carter-Campbell, of Seattle, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and charged with felony cyberstalking.

Mr. Carter-Campbell, the Douchebag of the Day, is being held on $100,000.00 bond.

[KIRO-HD]

Silent Day of Remembrance at the Capitol remembers 48 domestic violence victims

Domestic violence victims remembered at annual Silent Day of Remembrance

COLUMBIA — As Attorney General Alan Wilson, whose father voted no on the re-authorization of the federal Violence Against Women’s Act because of a provision helping immigrants who are victims of domestic violence get help, read the names of the 48 victims out loud (preliminary number) from 2012, some people couldn’t be silent.

They were crying loudly, at the loved ones they lost to a crime that has become an epidemic.

The 48 families who have to bear an unimaginable loss at the Silent Day of Remembrance were carrying silhouettes of the loved one.  Thirty-nine of those silhouettes were red, nine were blue.

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