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By Dr. Genevieve Matanoski and Dr. Genevieve Matanoski,Medical Tribune News Service | May 10, 1994
In the last five years, national attention has turned to the whole area of women's health. With the emphasis on cancer, however, health professionals have paid less attention to the sobering statistics regarding intentional and unintentional injuries in women.Every year, 43,000 women die from injuries, and 1 million are hospitalized. Injuries represent the leading cause of death for females ages 1 to 34.Physical abuse accounts for a significant percentage of injuries and deaths from homicide in women.
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August 3, 2014
I have to agree with commentator Jacob Simpson's take on the Ray Rice's domestic violence case ( "Ray Rice is not a victim," July 31). As a 60-year-old survivor of a 13-year relationship where the violence escalated from verbal to physical abuse, I remember each time I was attacked my partner screamed: "Why do you do this? Why do you push my buttons? Why do you have to be such a [expletive]!" All abusers blame the victim. The attacks on me were perpetuated by alcohol abuse, and 99 percent of the time all I did was ask a question or make a statement - which in his mind meant I had it coming.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2001
For more than two years, employees at the Victor Cullen Center, one of the state's three largest juvenile jails, falsified documents to hide the number of assaults by guards against teens. Juvenile justice investigator Peter Keefer concluded in an internal memo, written in September 2000 and obtained Tuesday by The Sun, that at least 229 reports were altered, destroyed or simply not filed. "This would lead one to reasonably conclude that physical abuse occurred at Victor Cullen and went unreported," the memo stated.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 22, 2014
What if he had smacked her one? She's going after him with fists and feet. What if he had defended himself in kind? Or what if he had been the one who attacked her without physical provocation? Would it still be funny? As we all know from a leaked elevator surveillance video that has been replayed countless times on television and online, that's not how it happened. Instead, rapper and businessman Jay Z deflected the blows and at one point caught a kicking foot in midair, but otherwise made no aggressive moves as his sister-in-law, singer Solange Knowles, whaled on him. Beyonce -- his wife, her sister -- watched without interfering, and an overmatched bodyguard tried to keep the peace.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 15, 2004
An American contract interrogator at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison described in January interrogation tactics that included a "Sleep/Meal Management Program" using sleep deprivation and diet manipulation to try to get prisoners to give up their secrets. Some techniques for influencing detainees to open up required the "direct approval" of Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commands ground operations in Iraq, or his close aides, according to the Jan. 22 statement by Steven A. Stefanowicz, which was provided to The Sun yesterday by Stefanowicz's lawyer, Henry E. Hockeimer Jr. Stefanowicz, who worked for CACI International in Iraq until recently, was accused this year in a report by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba of encouraging guards to soften up prisoners for questioning.
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By SUSAN REIMER | February 12, 1995
When a girl barely out of childhood has a child of her own, bad things can happen. Among the worst is: nothing at all.Beyond poor parenting is no parenting. Beyond physical abuse is emotional abandonment."The most troubled mothers are adolescent mothers," says Pam Smelser, a supervisor in Anne Arundel County's Child Protective Services."They are so self-involved they don't have room in their heads for a child. They are too busy taking up where their adolescence left off. Drugs and alcohol, switching partners can make it much worse.
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March 16, 2010
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me? Baloney! Social scientists, along with those invested in the field of mental health, have determined through respected documentation that verbal battering is no less harmful in its literal destruction of the mind as is physical abuse to the body. So there you go on the editorial page, defending Pastor Fred Phelps' right to express his organization's venomous tirades, even at the funerals of our military sons and daughters, clearly orchestrated to do irreparable harm ("Free speech is paramount," March 13)
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Letter to The Aegis | October 31, 2013
Editor: During October, SARC takes the time to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month and reflect upon why the work we do is so important to the community. Renee, a lifetime advocate and an employee with SARC, shares what this month and the work SARC does, means to her. As a child, I witnessed my mother's physical abuse at the hands of my step-father over and over again. As I graduated from high school and headed off to college in 1994, my mother finally left; after suffering over 15 years of physical and emotional abuse.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
Carroll County followed state and national trends with sharp increases in reports of child abuse during the past 10 years.Child abuse reports in Maryland more than doubled from 1982 to 1991, according to state Department of Human Resources statistics. The number of reports in the county rose from 105 to 182, a 73 percent increase."We are looking at a significant increase," said M. Alexander Jones, director of social services. He attributed the increase to "more reporting or more suspected abuse.
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January 26, 2012
Editor: Didn't anybody notice? Didn't anybody care? Did the neighbors not want to get involved? Why wasn't Child Protective Services called? Why wasn't there someone at C. Milton Wright High School that Richard's friends felt comfortable talking with? Didn't anyone at school become suspicious about his appearance? There have been conflicting reports that the Harford County Sheriff's Office was called/was not called. Which was it? Who was there to support this young man? Verbal abuse is insidious and will destroy a person.
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Letter to The Aegis | October 31, 2013
Editor: During October, SARC takes the time to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month and reflect upon why the work we do is so important to the community. Renee, a lifetime advocate and an employee with SARC, shares what this month and the work SARC does, means to her. As a child, I witnessed my mother's physical abuse at the hands of my step-father over and over again. As I graduated from high school and headed off to college in 1994, my mother finally left; after suffering over 15 years of physical and emotional abuse.
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January 26, 2012
Editor: Didn't anybody notice? Didn't anybody care? Did the neighbors not want to get involved? Why wasn't Child Protective Services called? Why wasn't there someone at C. Milton Wright High School that Richard's friends felt comfortable talking with? Didn't anyone at school become suspicious about his appearance? There have been conflicting reports that the Harford County Sheriff's Office was called/was not called. Which was it? Who was there to support this young man? Verbal abuse is insidious and will destroy a person.
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By Naomi Sternlicht | May 31, 2011
What would you do if your spouse punched out your television? What if he (or she) threw a table across the room and it smashed to pieces against the wall in a fit of rage? Even if you weren't touched during this episode of violence and intimidation, aren't you a victim of it? Do you deserve protection? By Maryland's narrow definition of abuse, you may not. It virtually all cases, it will take more than destroyed property, incessant and harassing text messages, or even your abuser coming to your home uninvited to convince a judge that you deserve the protection of the state.
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January 31, 2011
Anyone who intentionally withholds food from an elderly or disabled person in their care, or leaves them unprotected from the elements, can be prosecuted under Maryland law for neglect of a vulnerable adult. A pet owner who shirks responsibility for feeding and caring for an animal can likewise be hauled into court on criminal charges. But a parent who deliberately and repeatedly neglects the basic physical needs of his or her child faces no such threat of penalty — because Maryland is the only state in the union in which child neglect is not a crime.
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By Gus G. Sentementes | gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | March 18, 2010
Two Jewish brothers won a $115,000 settlement from a Texas-based human resources firm after alleging that they endured religious-based harassment - including verbal and physical abuse - while they worked at an office in Harford County, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday. Brothers Scott and Joseph Jacobson detailed several complaints, including being called "dirty Jew," "dumb Jew," "stupid Jew" and other anti-Semitic slurs by managers and co-workers while working at an office for Conn-X LLC, a cable TV service provider in Edgewood.
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March 16, 2010
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me? Baloney! Social scientists, along with those invested in the field of mental health, have determined through respected documentation that verbal battering is no less harmful in its literal destruction of the mind as is physical abuse to the body. So there you go on the editorial page, defending Pastor Fred Phelps' right to express his organization's venomous tirades, even at the funerals of our military sons and daughters, clearly orchestrated to do irreparable harm ("Free speech is paramount," March 13)
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September 24, 2006
People must have been awfully naive back in 1949, if they thought it was a good idea to write into the Third Geneva Convention a ban on torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment of war prisoners. What did they know about the real face of war, anyway? They had just been through the greatest war in history. So how could they come out of such a war and somehow decide that they shouldn't be torturing their enemies? They thought it was wrong and self-defeating, and that it put their own troops at risk if captured.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1994
The 13-year-old boy would punch out windows, tear down doors and kick holes in the walls of his parents' home. His father, Donald, couldn't handle the destructive behavior.Even though the teen's actions were the result of Tourette's syndrome -- a rare disease that causes involuntary actions and speech -- the father said he feared he might hurt his child."I never abused my kids, but I felt like I could go that way real easy," he said.So three years ago, Donald turned to Parents Anonymous, a help organization for parents and their children.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 11, 2010
Karla Porter, the White Marsh woman accused of enlisting three family members to help murder her husband, is considering a psychiatric defense and will argue that she suffered from decades of physical and emotional abuse, her attorney said Thursday. A prosecutor, meanwhile, said Porter could face the death penalty for her role in the murder of William "Ray" Porter, who was shot outside his Towson-area gas station on March 1 and died two days later. The 47-year-old mother of three was denied bail for a second time Thursday, despite pleas from her attorney that she "desperately needs to meet with psychiatrists and her legal counsel" to prepare her defense against a charge of first-degree murder.
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September 24, 2006
People must have been awfully naive back in 1949, if they thought it was a good idea to write into the Third Geneva Convention a ban on torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment of war prisoners. What did they know about the real face of war, anyway? They had just been through the greatest war in history. So how could they come out of such a war and somehow decide that they shouldn't be torturing their enemies? They thought it was wrong and self-defeating, and that it put their own troops at risk if captured.
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