Dallas Security Agency Launches New Service For Victims of Domestic Violence

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An image from Reynolds Protection's website goes straight for the gut.
Before this morning, we had never heard of Reynolds Protection, a Dallas purveyor of bodyguards, or its owner, Chad Reynolds, who judging from his bio photo is roughly the size of a refrigerator. A very bald, imposing refrigerator. But this morning Reynolds Protection sent around a press release announcing the launch of Protecting Hands, " a service designed to help victims of domestic abuse defend themselves against their aggressors."

Protecting Hands is designed to help victims of abuse pack their belongings safely, escort them to and from court meetings, assist in supervised visitation or post "an armed guard at your residence denying entry to the spouse," the website says. It features a somewhat tasteless photo of a terrified-looking woman, mascara smeared underneath her eyes, cowering in a corner as the blurred image of a person holding what looks like a glass approaches her. Underneath the image, their promotional blurb reads:

You're being abused. You're terrified. You want to leave. But you're just too afraid to take the leap. Reynolds Protection wants to take your hand and walk with you to your new life. Providing security for only the ridiculously Rich and pampered Famous is not what we are about. We are about one thing -- Protecting Lives.

Whether it's escorting you to your home to pack your belongings, escorting you into the Divorce Court or even standing guard outside your home -- You can rest easily knowing that we are here for you. If you want our services but cannot afford us -- please contact us and tell us your situation to see if you qualify for financial assistance. We sponsor
two free cases per month.

Our officers are trained in sensitivity and we handle all assignments with extra caution to never provoke, anger or bully the alleged suspect.

Battered women who seek help from private security companies because they feel inadequately protected by the legal system aren't a new phenomenon. As far back as 1992, The New York Times was reporting a partnership between a security firm in Milwaukee and the local Task Force on Battered Women. Security companies in Seattle and California already offer specific domestic violence services.



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guitar-daddy
guitar-daddy

The guards in this program have agreed to do these jobs at a very low rate out of kindness. And then the owners pay the guards out of their pocket.

Only in today's society would a bunch of cyber bullies poke fun at a great program. 

DBonner
DBonner

 "It features a somewhat tasteless photo of a terrified-looking woman, mascara smeared underneath her eyes, cowering in a corner as the blurred image of a person holding what looks like a glass approaches her."

Oh yeah, there's a tasteful way to portray domestic violence inflicted by rat bastard drunks.

sandra crenshaw
sandra crenshaw

Ann are you covering the national conference on women and crime at the Sheraton on Olive St.  It ends on Wednesday, march 28,2012

sandra crenshaw
sandra crenshaw

Greg Howard of the Observer thinks carrying mace into stores with a history of physical abuse on black customers is funny. Do you have suggestions for us beside don't shop there. Korean government has a monoploy on the export of a product that blacks like to purchase. 

sandra crenshaw
sandra crenshaw

Blacks are protesting the mistreatment of blacks at a Korean owned and operated gas station. Chris Danger and others and Greg Howard denigrate me because I identify the perpretators  as Koreans against a national backdrop of blacks who complain of the same in every major city in the country.  So if I eliminate Korean id, can we move forward, What advice or support can you give victims of  a downtown  beauty supply owner with a Korean name  that pushed me and a gas station clerk with a Korean name chased a thief with a gun and accidently shot him when the theif grabbed for the gun probably while begging for his life and his boss who has a Korean name, Tommy Pak  beat the hell out of a senior citizen after Pak and his clerk maced the  man. I suggested that customers carry mace in the event they are confronted in like manner.Greg Howard toward that funny and ridiculous although he knows that the conduct we complain of is true. PS A headline article today refers to a robber in a fedora as being a BLACK man. How dare the Observer indict the black race and incite hatred toward ALL blacks.  Tish Tish Such irresponsible journalism

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Heck, i'd do this for free. People(as both sexes do it) whom beat up their spouses, children or old folks need to be handled up with accordingly. I take offense to anyone taking a pop because of their own lack of self-worth..

tigerseye
tigerseye

kinda sad that someone tries to do something good and gets nothing but negative criticism...

P. Henry
P. Henry

I wonder if this company is yet another private firm that found a way to suckle the government teet via the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)?

Sanders Kaufman
Sanders Kaufman

It's just a bunch of bullies, trying to market themselves as heroes.

In realityk, Dallas has plenty of shelters they can go to - and the individuals usually have friends who are BEGGING to be allowed to help.Taking advantage of those resources is a much more responsible way to deal with the problem than calling in armed thugs to escalate the violence.

Democrits
Democrits

Obvious sign that this so-called Civil Rights era has diminished its credibility even further.

Guest
Guest

One of my first wife's relatives was murdered by the abusive husband of a co-worker when he (the relative) tried to help her leave the relationship.

If ever there were situations in which additional security should be considered, it's these.

PPO1
PPO1

No P.Henry they're not... I work for Reynolds (and another firm too). 

The guards in this program have agreed to do these jobs at a very low rate out of kindness. And then the owners pay the guards out of their pocket.

Only in today's society would a bunch of cyber bullies poke fun at a great program. 

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

...said the erstwhile domestic abuser... 

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

I lived in a household for 12 years that was full of domestic violence. You clearly don't know anything about it and what the women are going through.

Brandy
Brandy

Sometimes women in those circumstances do not want to involve people that know them for many reasons. Just because people are begging to help doesn't mean they are the best people for the job.

Brandon Burns
Brandon Burns

You sound afraid Saunders.... They ARE heros. Unless you are a villian...

tigerseye
tigerseye

very cool story. dont really get why the writer of this article says photo is " tasteless " .  seem to be the perfect photo to relay what they do. i think " tasteless " would be more like a photo of a child putting flowers on its mothers grave after she was beaten to death trying to get away from an abusive spouse or partner.. 

P. Henry
P. Henry

There are many people/companies profiting from the hysteria around domestic violence, which is the only reason I asked the question.  If Reynolds is not doing that, then they should be commended for their service.  My apologies if I caused any offense.

Sanders Kaufman
Sanders Kaufman

It's tasteless because it portrays abused women as cowards.It's realistic - but it's tasteless.

Brandy
Brandy

I don't think that woman in the photo is being portrayed like a coward.  She is being portrayed as a woman about to be attacked by her abuser.  

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