Dallas Marking Good Friday by Beating Wives, Girlfriends with Belts, Potted Plants

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Every single day in Dallas brings a dismaying number of reports of men beating their wives and girlfriends, which is what's fueling Mayor Mike Rawlings' crusade against domestic violence. But the message he delivered at his recent City Hall rally apparently hasn't yet sunk in for everybody.

In the early hours this morning, when believers are hypothetically supposed to be reflecting on the death of Jesus and his legacy of nonviolence, many men in Dallas were behaving in a decidedly non-Christian way and, yes, beating their significant others. These incidents, culled from Dallas police reports, aren't unique. As we mentioned, they're disturbingly typical. But they provide a reminder, on a supposedly holy day, at how entrenched the domestic violence problem is.

South Dallas, 12:38 a.m.: A police report provides few details except that a man hit his 47-year-old wife/girlfriend with a potted plant and chased her with an ax.

North Dallas, 1:25 a.m.: A 21-year-old woman and her boyfriend were arguing at Sherlock's on Central Expressway when they were asked to leave. Another bar patron, fearing the woman was about to get beaten, followed the couple to the parking lot where the boyfriend pulled out a knife and held it to his girlfriend's throat while threatening to kill her and the bar patron. He also threatened to kill two uniformed Dallas police who arrived. He was arrested and taken to Lew Sterrett.

South Dallas, 1:30 a.m.: A man punched his 45-year-old girlfriend several times in the face as they stood on the sidewalk at 4400 Malcolm X Boulevard.

Far North Dallas, 2:30 a.m.: A 47-year-old woman and her boyfriend began fighting over his marriage to another woman. The argument escalated, and he pushed her, then punched her in the stomach, then wrapped both hands around her neck. She blacked out and didn't come to until police arrived. The man was arrested for assault.

East Oak Cliff, 3:20 a.m.: A 26-year-old woman called police and reported that her boyfriend or husband "struck her several times with a belt in the legs, causing bruises, cuts and pain." He also pushed her head into the wall, "leaving a dimple in the sheetrock," according to police.

Oak Lawn, 3:30 a.m.: Officers were called to a kidnapping in progress on Oak Lawn. They tracked down the suspect to the Cafe Brazil on Central Expressway, where he was dining with his supposed victim, his 25-year-old girlfriend. They'd been at a club and began arguing about one of her ex-boyfriends. The man had then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into his BMW convertible. The woman said she didn't want to press charges, but police placed the boyfriend under arrest anyway.


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pridenjoy101
pridenjoy101

First off YOU will not grab me by my hair and I still get in the car with you GUN, KNIFE, or whatever.  You will just have to kill me in front of all the witnesses.. Most of the women were 46-47 or 21-25... I be damn if you whip me with a belt and you are not my mother or my father.  It is called fight back... Most of these women know that this is not the first time these men have done this to them and it will not be the last.  A man can only do what a woman let him do.  Quit being dependent on these abusive ass men and get your own job, car, house/apartment and these problems wouldn't exist.  Jealousy is one problem that can only be solved one way---------->LEAVE.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Oak Lawn, 3:30 a.m.: Officers were called to a kidnapping in progress on Oak Lawn. They tracked down the suspect to the Cafe Brazil on Central Expressway, where he was dining with his supposed victim, his 25-year-old girlfriend. They'd been at a club and began arguing about one of her ex-boyfriends. The man had then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into his BMW convertible. The woman said she didn't want to press charges, but police placed the boyfriend under arrest anyway.

Anyone here willing to admit they know of couple in an on going abusive relationship where this would be a NORMAL Date night to them ?



tape_is_glue_and_bac
tape_is_glue_and_bac

The only men who notice this whole campaign are the innocent men who don't do it in the first place.

The quality of their life just sank another notch.


Imagine if a similar campaign about women was highlighting problems of women:

1.  Only women have drug addicted babies.

2.  Women work less than men and at less strenuous jobs.

3.  Women usually out-live their hard working husbands only to get all wealth and retire.

4.  Too few women support their non-working husbands *with pride*.  When a woman stays home and doesn't work, she's an over-worked unpaid slave.  When a man does exactly the same thing, he's a no-good bum living off his wife.


5.  If women died years before men, there'd be non-stop parades and ribbons and endless non-stop hourly articles about the 'fact' that women are exploited by men (after all, they die sooner, that's a hard, direct 'cause and effect'.  But since men die sooner than women, all we hear about is let's cure breast cancer.

 6. Is it really fair the way child support is so biased against men?  Compare the stats on how many men support non-working women, vs women supporting non-working men.  Probably 10 to 1 or greater.  If it were reversed, oh we'd never hear the end of it.

 7.  If we lived in a world without male intellect, we'd still be in the stone age, no bridges, nothing, just living / starving on the hard earth without shelter.

Hey, I'm all for the following solution:  Let's just shoot the men who hit women.  I don't hit women, never, so, I'm innocent.  

As for humor, I hate men who hit women.  But can you at least enjoy a joke?

What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?  

nothing, she's been told twice already.  

take it easy, I'm just being silly, jeeez. 



Tedd
Tedd

I wonder if these things would have happened if those bitches would have just shut the fuck up?

James080
James080

Legalize marijuana and a large share of this will stop immediately.

Look, I enjoy a drink or three like anyone else, but I'm willing to bet alcohol consumed in mass quantities is involved in the vast majority of domestic violence events.

CraigT42
CraigT42

"The argument escalated, and he pushed her, then punched her in the stomach, then wrapped both hands around his neck. She blacked out and didn't come to until police arrived"

So he choked himself until she passed out? He's a scumbag but he is a dedicated scumbag.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@oakclifftownie it's a fair an ugly point.  And, there ARE women that want to be treated like this.  They like to provoke men to act out, and then use the guilt for their own power.  People are all kinds of screwed up. 

James080
James080

@oakclifftownie  

No. Quite honestly I will not tolerate being around anyone who would abuse their spouse.

paul_davies12
paul_davies12

@tape_is_glue_and_bac 

Well said, this constant adding to the guilt heap is eroding all the rights of innocent men.  So many men are being attacked by police or thrown form their homes by police on false allegations.  There's so much hysteria that police now feel they have to attack men.


Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@CraigT42 This is why it's a bad idea to ask me to edit things before I've had any coffee. Fixing now. Thanks, Craig. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@James080 @ScottsMerkin @Tedd ticket reference

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