March 4, 2010

"A 45-year-old woman, charged with ending a domestic dispute by killing her 26-year-old husband of five days, is a registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence."

That story makes me instantly anticipate domestic violence foes scrambling to defend the woman. They'll go for the conventional, reflexive assumption is that she was a longtime victim of domestic violence herself who after much abuse and fear finally resorted to killing. But... the template doesn't fit. The couple were married for only 5 days. And she was 45, and he was 26.

29 comments:

Pogo said...

“If you really love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if not, hunt it down.”

Pogo said...

"registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence."


In other news, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk opened a McDonald's franchise, next door to her glue factory and tannery.

traditionalguy said...

I blame the Patriarchy. No, wait he was her son's age and not a father figure. Then I blame Bush.

Pogo said...

""registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence."

She's honoring her beliefs in the breach.

Irene said...

Cougars are predatory creatures.

Moose said...

Irene wins the thread.

bagoh20 said...

Well, she DID end the violence.

My dad used to come home drunk pretty regularly and my mom often sent him to the emergency room with plate, pot and pan injuries. He refused to defend himself or get violent in return.

His and hers Tasers makes excellent wedding gifts.

"Don't tase me Honey!"

AllenS said...

Visualize this:

Witnesses told police that Bridges was wearing a nightgown and a shower cap as she argued with Rankins on the sidewalk on North Avenue near West Peachtree Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

TMink said...

She will do 3 years max.

Trey

Tom said...

As to "a group fighting domestic violence", she owns its website (hosted by GoDaddy, with the banner ads across the top) and declared herself President of the group, as well as contact and lobbyist, on the Federal registration forms.

She also registered with Georgia.

She seems to be diligent on the paperwork, but I don't think this is a real group; she certainly doesn't seem to have been interviewed and hired, for example. As to why she is registering a group of one that doesn't do much, I don't know.

Synova said...

"She will do 3 years max."

I think this is unlikely... and I say this as someone who more or less agrees that the preacher's wife who got off should have got off. (Or rather... no one should get off even if the murder is more or less justified, but since we do that sort of thing she probably counted as "trapped" on several levels, and the community involved likely understood their own guilt and contribution to trapping her, which is why they were inclined to let her off.)

If the article is even more or less accurate they've got all those planning ahead things... you don't normally carry a gun in your nightie after all and they weren't even in their home. Hard to claim she wasn't planning to shoot him. And there were witnesses to her demeanor afterward. Being married 5 days isn't the same as being beaten down for years upon years. And the age difference implies a power difference that will make her the dominant party in people's minds. She's not likely to come across as a sympathetic figure to a jury... not even a jury of her peers, which would also be a jury of mothers of 20 year old boys. And, to reference back to the preacher's wife, the community is not at all likely to feel that they are responsible.

NewHam said...

"In other news, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk opened a McDonald's franchise, next door to her glue factory and tannery."

You think you just told a pithy joke.

But what you probably don't realize is that PETA actually kills thousands and thousands of animals.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/5106600/Peta-under-fire-over-claim-that-it-kills-most-animals-left-at-its-US-headquarters.html

Here's Newsweek on PETA's euthanasia efforts:

"The organization has practiced euthanasia for years. Since 1998 PETA has killed more than 17,000 animals, nearly 85 percent of all those it has rescued."

http://www.newsweek.com/id/134549

Everything you think you know about liberal organizations is almost exactly the opposite of how they are presented to us by the organzied media.

The liberal organization Amnesty International, for example, supports the enslavement of women.

Here's the Wall Street Journal on Amnesy's support of the Taliban:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704454304575081331766664948.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

Pogo said...

I was aware of that, NewHam!

Another example today of Fen's rule:
“The Left doesn't really believe in the things they lecture us about.”

Christy said...

" As to why she is registering a group of one that doesn't do much, I don't know."

Tom, could it have been a money raising scam? Won't many people donate to such a cause?

Or could it be simply a genuine concern about an issue with which she struggled. Isn't one of the 12 step truths that in helping others to overcome our same issue we help ourselves to become stronger against our affliction?

Jim said...

I can forgive her. The Superbowl was on just a month or so ago, and we all know that we should expect a rise in domestic violence activist violence after the Superbowl.

Class factotum said...

She was probably unemployed.

Patrick said...

The couple were married for only 5 days. And she was 45, and he was 26.

Yeah, you really got to watch out for them older women!

What's your hubby's name, Meade? I think?

Watch out Meade!

;-P

-Pat

virgil xenophon said...

This case aside, I tend to sympathize with long-abused wives who have suffered horrendous physical and mental torture at the hands of their husbands and use pre-meditated murder as the only way out. OTOH, statistics show--NOW to the contrary--that wives physically attack their husbands with the same frequency as their husbands assault them. Fatalities being fewer only due the disparity in physical strength.

My contempt/rage is reserved for those who insist that we must understand/excuse the actions of women as being warped by "abused wife" syndrome leading to faulty reasoning out of desperation and fear while at the same time steadfastly denying the statistics on female assault frequency in the bargain.

edutcher said...

Man, save me from all these Lefties trying to save me.

NewHam said...

"In other news, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk opened a McDonald's franchise, next door to her glue factory and tannery."

You think you just told a pithy joke.

But what you probably don't realize is that PETA actually kills thousands and thousands of animals.


Don't forget the charges of Planned Parenthood abetting child rape by not reporting evidence of sexual abuse.

Patrick said...

The couple were married for only 5 days. And she was 45, and he was 26.

Yeah, you really got to watch out for them older women!

What's your hubby's name, Meade? I think?

Watch out Meade!


As long as she refers to him as adorable, he's probably safe.

traditionalguy said...

She is an example of someone who had no money to pay a lawyer to use the courts. So she did her own Final Decree pro se. In Atlanta the black men are not that faithful to their wives. I expect that she found out that he was scaming her for money and that he had other girl friends.

traditionalguy said...

BTW the names of Organisations said to fight social problems in Atlanta are ALWAYS fronts for Government Grants to fronts for voter organising networks. She was trying to earn a living the new fashioned way.

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mariner said...

See?

Cougars really ARE dangerous animals!

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former law student said...

Considering she was wearing her shower cap, I wonder if he had threatened to damage her hairdo.

But I have to think that the root of the problem could be found in the boudoir.

rick said...

It was later reported that her 26 year-old husband refused to give her tenure.

Peter V. Bella said...

I blame Bush.

Peter V. Bella said...

They were married, but not living together- she was caught while returning to her own home.

Hmmmm?

wv:prostor=prostitute that is a pastor

Larry J said...

Not to worry. I'm sure someone will provide reasons soon explaining why it was all the husband's fault.