Abuse Victims Fight for Fair Sentencing



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Why do people feel compelled

Why do people feel compelled to give their two cents about something they know nothing about? You need to have walked in these women's shoes before giving a fair opinion. I doubt if a person was physically, mentally, and emotionally abused and then be threatened with death if they leave would find it feasible to even try. Not saying what these women did was right but their sentences were too harsh. Especially when compared with men who had done similar crimes.

Anon more than 1 year ago

arranging to leave is not

arranging to leave is not that easy, ,threatens to kill your mother & sister if you leave which she did a few times, then he would be sitting in Moms drive way giving her one hour to get there. Those of you that thinks it is so easy to leave , go to a shelter & talk to the girls there with teeth knocked out, black eyes, marks on their necks, her & the kids with no clothes.

A Mother more than 1 year ago

"...women who killed their

"...women who killed their husbands or had them killed..."
The article starts with the question of why the women didn't leave, but then doesn't deal with that question. If the women could arrange to have someone kill for them, couldn't they alternatively arrange to leave? Are we to condone vengeance? We should not excuse domestic abuse but we also should not excuse premeditated murder. .


Anonymous more than 2 years ago

There is a middle ground

There is a middle ground between condoning the killings of their husbands and them serving maximum sentences because the abuse isn't even taken into account.

Julia Burke more than 2 years ago

I don't think you understand

I don't think you understand the helplessness a dv victim suffers. the fear, the confusion, the pain, the terror. I understand that many cant understand what it is like. Many times throughout my abuse I thought the only way out was to either let him kill me, kill him or kill myself. I am one of the lucky ones. He terrorised me and our children for 3 years after I left. I had a lot of support and a lot of councelling and I made it out alive. What people dont understand is that when you leave, the violence escalates. It is easier to stay. At least you know where he is if you stay. People get more prison time for smoking weed than beating their partner in my country.

holly 346 days ago

If you have never been abused it's hard or impossible to understand

I think it's awful the time these women were given. It seems it would have been better if she had let her husband kill her. If you have never been abused you will probably never understand it. Most people say aww she could have just left, I say and go where, and if these women do leave the are stalked found and terrorized even more. I don't say they should have killed those men, but sometimes it's them or you. I pray for my sisters every day I wish all battered women freedom and peace.

Elvira Pettis 88 days ago

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