Friday, March 05, 2010

People Need Better Ways to Deal With Adversity

That things aren't going well in your life, doesn't mean you need to take them out on other people. Deadly Domestic Violence Crimes On The Rise - Central Florida News 13
ORLANDO -- Police say Andreau Yankton, 62, waited in the line at a downtown Orlando Publix Tuesday night, and when he was face to face with the cashier, he shot her in the head.

The cashier was his estranged wife, 34-year-old Anicia Yankton.
He then shot himself.d

This guy was married twice before, and each marriage ended with a domestic violence case. (Which I think means it was illegal for him to own a firearm. What? He broke the law, before he broke the law? Unheard of.)
In Orange County in 2008, two batterers committed suicide after killing their victim. Last year, there were 10 who either killed themselves or were killed by law enforcement in a standoff. And this year, the deadly attack at Pubilx is the second.
Hardly a scientific study, but telling even so. Domestic violence is one of the biggest threats to women.


Anonymous said...

What? He broke the law, before he broke the law? Unheard of.

There's a "Yo Dawg" in there somewhere.

Zendo Deb said...

That would be more like, "He broke the law, while he was breaking the law." Which also works.