Sometimes, it remains hidden and private, out of public view for a long time. In many homes in Louisiana and elsewhere, behind closed doors, there is domestic violence going on between boyfriend and girlfriend or husband and wife. Even more tragically, sometimes children are victimized and brutalized too. There are domestic violence cases involving siblings and other relatives, but the majority of the time, it occurs between people either in a marriage or an ongoing relationship.
Chad Johnson creates interest wherever he goes, which is why people from Louisiana and throughout the U.S. are intrigued by the latest twist in his divorce case.
A recent study suggested that certain environmental factors within neighborhoods in Louisiana and around the country could present an increased risk for domestic violence.
Cases of domestic violence do not just affect the members of a single household. When domestic violence spirals out of control, the results can have a devastating effect on a number of people throughout the community.
A rash of murder-suicides in Louisiana has thrown up a red flag and caught the attention of authorities, forcing them to take a hard look at why instances of domestic violence have seemingly spiraled out of control.
The U.S. government has come under criticism from a United Nations human rights expert for its failure to provide adequate protection of women from domestic violence by people they are in a relationship with. The UN Special Rapporteur on the topic of violent acts against women (and their consequences and causes) said the U.S. track record in the area included endemic failures.