By Art Gallagher
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini has a wonderful column on her facebook page, STOP THE VIOLENCE, STOP THE SILENCE :
October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I encourage everyone to stop the silence and stop the violence. We must fight to end domestic abuse and the best way to do that is to bring it to into the light, whether we want to see it or not.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior, but it is not just physical abuse. The National Domestic Violence Hotline states that domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, economic or psychological actions that frighten, intimidate, manipulate, hurt, humiliate or injure someone.
According to statistics released by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in four women in the United States will be a victim of domestic violence. Women represent the majority of domestic violence victims, but men can be victims as well.
Read the rest of the piece here.
Has anyone told Frank Pallone that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? He has yet to comment about his campaign operative slugging a 68 year old woman over campaign sign placement.