Violence and Abuse
The North Texas weather is cool and rainy, but organizers are hoping the conditions will do little to stop thousands from gathering at Dallas City Hall. NFL Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Roger Staubach are among those expected to attend a rally imploring men to stop domestic violence.
While North Texas domestic violence shelters say they’re filled to capacity and, in some cases, over capacity, organizers want to stress that they never turn anyone away.
Dallas Police on Thursday confirmed another incident of misplaced paperwork involving family violence cases.
The founder of a Fort Worth anti-violence group has invited parents and community leaders to an event aimed at alleviating bullying in city schools.
A newspaper analysis says Texas has heavily reduced its enforcement of rules that govern the state’s nursing homes, due in part to budget cuts, legislative changes and inspectors being discouraged from citing bad conditions.
Dallas police arrested a woman they say beat and tortured her two-year-old daughter — nearly to death. The toddler was taken to Children’s Medical Center Wednesday. Friday police released details of the alleged abuse.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is building a 3,000 square foot unit that will have space dedicated for the examination and protection of sexual assault victims.
A 33-year-old Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD teacher was charged with sexual assault of a child Friday, a spokesman said.
A video showing a Baltimore mother encouraging her son to fight another boy has drawn strong reactions locally from social workers and parents of bullied children.
Maria Escamilla says she was brutally beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Jose Arreola. And despite his bond initially being set at nearly $1.75 Million, he is now free after posting bail for less than one-third that amount.
Resident Veronica Galaviz, 38, spent Wednesday praying for officer Jillian Smith and Kimberly Carter’s families. The two were both shot and killed by Barnes Nettles, 38, during a triple shooting in Arlington Tuesday night.
The former Sansom Park police chief and three of his officers hurriedly resigned in October after a laundry list of allegations surfaced against them, including sexual harassment, padded time cards and reckless behavior.
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