Love is a drug that can make people do crazy things. Remember the lady astronaut that drove across the country in a diaper to kill her boyfriend’s new lover? How about the stalkers who follow movie stars and rock stars around thinking that they will fall in love with them if they could only just break into their house and profess their undying love.
How about the recent arrest of Jennifer Capriati, the gold medal tennis star that was just charged with battery and stalking her ex-boyfriend in Florida? Who can forget the photos of Rihanna’s face after Chris Brown assaulted her? Do you remember what Lorena Bobbitt did to her husband John? And let’s not forget the ultimate domestic violence case in American history, O.J. Simpson’s murder of his wife Nicole Brown, the case that finally brought domestic violence to the light and exposed it as a major problem in our country.
Every day almost half the calls to the police department concern domestic violence. Typically it as an intoxicated man who is arguing with his wife or girlfriend and it gets too loud or too violent and so someone calls the poilce. If the poilce see an injury their policy is to make an arrest, usually for assalt and if it is a family member or there is a relationship between the parties the case is headed to Domestic Violence Court. Continue reading