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In violent homes, every night is Halloween

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On Halloween, Daytona Beach News-Journal reporter Katie Kustura brings us a timely reminder that for many women and children, every night is “dark, and full of terrors.” Domestic violence is a notoriously underreported crime, but available statistics place Volusia County near the top of what State Attorney R.J. Larizza calls an epidemic. Larizza is fed up, and is putting together a broad-based community task force to bring the numbers down. Abusers are adept at convincing victims that they are to…

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The growing trend of pro athletes and domestic violence

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There was a time when we read about sports stars almost exclusively on the sports pages. But now, we are just as likely to learn as much about certain athletes’ crime statistics in the metro section as a 300-yard passing game in the sports section. Anyone paying the slightest bit of attention remembers Ray Rice. For those just returning from a 12-month vacation in Uzbekistan, the Baltimore Ravens’ running back punched his fiancée in the face on an elevator on…

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Anti-domestic violence coalition adds a surprising new member

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The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a new member of its team. This new individual is responsible for raising awareness about the connection between two types of violence: domestic and animal. So it seems fitting that this latest addition to the coalition is not a human, but Darby, a lovable Golden Retriever. “The addition of Darby allows our organization to expand its education efforts to a broader spectrum of Floridians, via social media, about the impact of domestic violence on our…

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