Last year, five attacks were staged in the small town of Steubenville in Ohio’s farm country. The attacks, supposedly organized by Amish leader Sam Mullet Sr., involved cutting the beards and hair of several Amish men. In the Amish religion, it is customary for women and men to grow their hair long after marriage as a sign of devotion to God. Long beards hold substantial spiritual significance for Amish men, and losing them brings a great deal of devastation. One victim, an Amish bishop, was attacked in his home in the middle of the night—his hair was “unevenly chopped to
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We’ve all been told at one time or another to keep our hands to ourselves, but not everyone paid attention in elementary school. Two New York City businessmen engaged in a shoving match over a cab ride that closely resembled two 8-year-olds fighting in a sandbox. The heavier set businessman shoved the skinnier one, and as he began to make a fist to fight back, the cab door opened and the passenger got out. This is where the story of the tortoise and the hare begins. Only one man was going to win a seat in the cab, so both
Country singer, Randy Travis is in trouble with the law yet again. He received a citation for a Class C simple assault on Thursday, Aug 23 after he was involved in an altercation between his fiancé and her estranged husband. Apparently, his fiancé and her ex were arguing over visitation issues for their son. It’s unclear exactly how Travis got involved, but he reportedly left the scene with torn clothes. A police spokesman has said that there is no evidence to show that Travis was intoxicated at the time. Travis was arrested earlier this month for a DUI after he
On June 14, 2012, NYPD officers showed up to the New York nightclub, W.i.P. at 4am to investigate a fight between two hip-hop artists, Chris Brown and Drake. Though the celebrities were nowhere to be found when police arrived, witness accounts claimed their involvement. Allegedly, Brown sent a bottle of champagne to Drake’s table, and Drake’s entourage responded by approaching Brown and initiating a fight. What happened exactly continues to remain unclear, as witness testimonies varied significantly. Four women and one man went to the hospital after suffering minor lacerations during the fight, and it was reported that Brown’s bodyguard,
One of United States’ top 100 college basketball recruits, Tony Farmer was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The Ohio state judge told Farmer he would be eligible for early release after serving 180 days. Farmer’s coach and ex-girlfriend spoke on his behalf telling the judge that he’s a good kid and doesn’t belong in prison, but after the Ohio state judge saw the video of Farmer assaulting his ex-girlfriend, she decided not to grant any leniency. Arizona Revised Statute 13-1203 states that a person commits assault by: Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to
Individuals in Arizona need to make sure that their rights are protected if they suddenly find themselves accused of domestic violence in the Phoenix metro area. The unfortunate reality is that many of those individuals facing charges for a domestic violence related crime can face unfair arrests and extremely serious consequences. In the state of Arizona, police officers, prosecutors and judges have strict policies and procedures when it comes to handling and sentencing defendants accused of domestic violence. As a result, many innocent individuals have had their reputation damaged by false accusations.
Generally speaking, any act that causes physical injury or death to another can be considered an act of domestic violence. Additionally, any act that involves intimidation or the use of abusive language to control the actions of another person can also be forms of domestic violence. In some cases, individuals accused of domestic violence may not fully understand the legalities of their charges and should consult with an attorney for assistance.
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