When the press gets a hold of a story that highlights domestic violence in a certain genera. The initial response it to point out how that are has always had a problem.
* Ray Rice brought out the statistics on DV in the NFL…
* Greg Odom brought out the problem in the NBA….
So the conversation is “well, professional sports obviously has a problem”….
* Judge Mark Fuller of Alabama is accused of assaulting his wife and is urged to resign…
* Former police officer in Colorado killed his wife and then himself in February…
So the conversation is “well, the government obviously has a problem”….
The NFL has a problem. The NBA has a problem. The Government has a problem… basically… WE have a problem.
Because national attention is being paid to very high profile cases, awareness is rising. Next month is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Are we aware of what is in our own back yards?