Online dating is becoming more and more prevalent in our society and in Florida. But with the increased prevalence does not come increased safety. There are still far too many instances of domestic abuse that occur among people who have met online. One such case involves a woman who traveled to meet the man she met online. She became a domestic abuse victim.
Dogs are man's best friend. In a recent case in Florida a dog proved to be a woman's best friend too. A woman in an abusive relationship was able to use her boyfriend's affection for their dog to escape her situation. The woman, a victim of domestic abuse, convinced her boyfriend the dog needed to see the vet. The three of them set off to the vet together.
Police reports, a car chase and a hideout in a restaurant are all part of this interesting case. Recently, a Florida man, who is a former professional football player, was charged with simple assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after reportedly chasing his ex-wife and her mother. The pair had just exited a police station after making statements regarding past domestic violence by the woman's former husband.
For the second time this year, Nick Gordon, ex-boyfriend of late celebrity Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been arrested for fighting with his new girlfriend. The Florida man was charged with domestic violence following an incident that caused authorities to respond to his home. Charges against the man are expected to be dropped, as it has been reported that the girlfriend stopped cooperating with police.
One man with a history of attacks against his partners has been convicted on another charge and will return to prison. The Florida man, a convicted killer, was charged with domestic abuse after it was revealed that his partner suffered a broken back. The case was taken to court where the man pleaded guilty to the charges.
A person who has left an unsafe environment with a volatile partner may find that they face a new set of problems. For some, they have suddenly lost the main source of their financial security. In fleeing the domestic abuse situation, a person can be crippled by the loss of income and stability. One Florida program aims to aid women who have left violent partners by helping them prepare for their own economic stability.
The legacy of family violence reaches far and wide, and through the generations. One Florida social worker even believes that domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions, and so supports a new federal bill that would prevent a domestic abuser's access to guns. The social worker shares domestic violence facts and education in a recent news article.