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August 6, 2016

Laredo Man Arrested for Punching Girlfriend, Threatening to Kill Her

Love This!!!!  THIS is what NEEDS to be done!  Every time an abuser attempts to harm/kill or threatens, this is what needs to be done with them!

Abusers act on the fact that no-one around them know what they really are...many thinking they fool everyone around them and no-one realizes that they are abusing their significant other.  Getting it out there is a risk...this could enrage an abuser to act more against their prey...yet other times it does help prevent further actions.

This is up to the victim...this is something the victim needs to weigh and decide how their abuser may act and what they are willing to do to attempt to stay safe.

The most important part of any of this is for the Victim to stay safe!

Laredo man arrested for punching girlfriend, threatening to kill her

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016  3:21 pm
By Cesar G. Rodriguez

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly punching his girlfriend and threatening to kill her, Laredo police said.

Oscar Collazo, 29, was served with warrants charging him with aggravated assault with a weapon and assault, family violence.

On June 27, Laredo police officers responded to a terroristic threat report in the 500 block of Jemez Loop.

A woman reported that her boyfriend, Collazo, had assaulted her at another location.

Collazo allegedly struck her with his fist in her jaw area as he was holding a knife and threatening to kill her, according to police.

He was believed to be under the influence of narcotics, LPD said.

He was paranoid that police were coming for him because he had removed his ankle monitor, reports state.


Man Shoots Himself in the Head After 14 Hour Standoff

I'm so glad to see that this young woman was able to survive her jealous and abusive ex-boyfriend!  I'm putting this up since I just saw this, wanting to show that the list that we work on, We Remember, does not accurately show the amount of Domestic Violence going on!  Those are the ones that unfortunately didn't make it, yet, there are many that survive their attacks and their abusive situations.

I don't ever want to forget those that have lost their lives to Domestic Violence, and I pray that those of us that survived it realize how blessed we are for getting through!  We are the ones that can truly do something about the Domestic Violence in our areas.  Those of us that have survived yet can safely speak out should do so!  Those that aren't safe can do things behind the lines.  Everything and everyone is needed!

I didn't mean this to become a call of action, yet, that's what this rant has become.  I'm not sorry!  We need to be the solution! 

Man Shoots Himself After 14-Hour Police Standoff
August 8, 2004

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) -- A Paulding County man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend turned the gun on himself early Sunday after holing up in her house for 14 hours in a standoff with police.

Authorities said Michael Todd Ray, 34, went to see his ex-girlfriend at her home Saturday morning and shot her in the stomach after seeing her with a new boyfriend.  The ex-girlfriend fled to a neighbor's house for help, while her boyfriend jumped out a window.

Ray remained in the house as Paulding sheriff's deputies, SWAT team members and Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived, prompting a 14-hour standoff that ended when Ray shot himself in the head.

"He's still alive," Paulding County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Sammy Goble said early Sunday, as deputies prepared to airlift Ray to the hospital.

After shooting tear gas into the house several times, authorities sent in a motion-detecting robot, which found Ray with the head wound around 12:30 a.m.

The ex-girlfriend, who was listed in fair condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, apparently had feared her ex-boyfriend, claiming Ray stalked her and bugged her house with audio and video equipment, authorities said.

"He's a very jealous person, and she had her current boyfriend with her at the time," Goble said.


Police One

March 6, 2016

VAWNet Timeline

My son is really coming across some wonderful resources during his criminology research, and I love that he's sharing them with me to put up!

I hadn't seen this timeline before, and I wanted to share it with you!  It really helps put in perspective the Domestic Violence Movement, and the major milestones that have been achieved during the last short years.  When looking at this timeline, it becomes more clear the fact that in actuality, the movement isn't that old, yet so much has been done!

Stay Well!

~Angel Hugz~

Domestic Violence Prevention: A History of Milestones and Achievements

This timeline documents key historical events known to significantly impact or advance the goal of intimate partner violence prevention in the United States, noting intersections with sister social justice movements.  The information is complied from several timelines and listings of prevention milestones.

This timeline was developed by the VAWnet Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and was last updated March of 2013.

Ongoing Health Impact of Domestic Violence

Way to go Oregon!!  & Thank You Dr. Daniel Neides for the wonderfully insightful write up!

Something my doctor said a long time ago when explaining to me my physical disabilities due to Domestic Violence...

He stated that when you are young and fall of a horse, that you can get back up and ride that horse again and hurt, but that you'd heal and not feel the injuries any more.  Fast forward 20-40 years, and your body remembers that injury, which has been festering and creating issues within your body without you knowing, and now that same  injury is now affecting you in the way of arthritis and inflammation.

Too often women that have gone through Domestic Violence didn't just fall off that horse once, but many times and injured many different areas of the body during her abusive period.

This doesn't even start to get into the mental and psychological impacts of Domestic Violence, and the psychological impacts that are long lasting which debilitates the body as well as the mind and soul.

To understand Domestic Violence, it takes a truly rounded approach and broad understanding of how Domestic Violence truly affects all aspects of life of a victim, and continued affects years after!

Stay Safe!

~Angel Hugz~

To Enhance Women’s Wellness, Protect Them From Abuse
Taking the politics out of women's health is critical – and Oregon is leading the way.
Abused women are twice as likely to suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, depression and insomnia.

Sobering Stats for Domestic Violence

Yet another great statistical resource to help in the understanding of Domestic Violence.

Sobering Stats for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Despite an increase in media attention, domestic violence still often goes unreported.

Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to experience abuse from a current or former partner or spouse.

Every minute, about 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although the rate of domestic violence has dropped significantly over the past decade, the issue remains extremely relevant and far-reaching, and has been spotlighted recently by cases involving NFL players Ray Rice and Greg Hardy, as well as pop star Chris Brown.
While these well known and well covered stories have shed light on domestic violence and helped alert the public to its dangers, many incidents still go unreported and unknown. 
Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here's a look at some sobering stats on the issue.

Domestic violence doesn't just occur between romantic partners.

Sharing 30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics

My son came across this awesome statistical article while doing his criminology research and of course as soon as I saw this I had to post it!

This is a great compiling of statistical information that I'm very glad that he came across and I'm glad to share to help raise the awareness that although statistically Domestic Violence has decreased over the years, that it's by no means under control or ending!  There's still much work to be done!

Stay Safe & Thank You to all Advocates who work tirelessly for those affected by Domestic Violence!

~Angel Hugz~

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic
 10/23/2014 09:25 am ET | Updated Feb 13, 2015

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three.