Civilian courts and police could confiscate the firearms of service members accused of domestic violence by military authorities under a proposed law being considered by Congress.
The proposal is a bid by House Democratic lawmakers to give more protection to military-connected victims who have been battered, assaulted or stalked. But conservatives are putting up fierce opposition, because they say it would infringe on troops’ Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Supporters are hoping to pass the measure into law this year as part of the annual defense policy bill. Its future remains uncertain because the Senate hasn’t floated any similar domestic violence initiative as part of the bill, which must be negotiated and passed by both chambers.
Well, it sure doesn’t seem like a good week for far-left college professors.
First, we had an Old Dominion University professor placed on leave for defending pedophilia.
Now we’re learning of a Purdue University assistant professor whose specialties include “positive emotions” and “parental involvement” who was arrested by police in Indiana, according to Fox News.
His crimes? Apparently he beat his wife in front of his 10-year-old son, who happened to be locked in a dog cage at the time. You literally cannot make this stuff up.
John Froiland was arrested by police in West Lafayette, Indiana after he allegedly beat his wife with the leg of a chair, according to a report in the school’s student newspaper, the Exponent. Froiland has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Purdue spokesperson Tim Doty.
When asked the terms of his paid leave, Doty did not respond. Fox News said they reached out to the school for comment, however they did not immediately respond. It was reported that he has been banned from campus for a year.
Froiland was charged last week and charged with domestic battery, intimidation, interference in reporting a crime, neglect of a dependent, and criminal confinement.
The president of a think tank who once fantasized about maiming a St. Louis couple resigned in September after being charged with assaulting his wife, Politico reported.
Jerry Taylor, president of the Washington-based Niskanen Center, was arrested in June and charged with assault and battery of a family member, according to court documents seen by Politico. Taylor allegedly pushed his wife to the ground during an argument over an iPad and began slapping her as well as placing his hands around her neck, Politico reported.
Taylor was ordered to complete an “abusers’ intervention program,” according to court documents, and denied his wife’s allegations.
“Those events for the most part did not occur and I’m confident that the charges will ultimately be dismissed,” Taylor said in a statement to Politico. “I sincerely wish my wife the best as she wrestles with the issues she’s dealing with.”
An FBI agent who worked together with at least 12 FBI informants to allegedly entrap a small group of patsies in a plot to “kidnap” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was criminally charged on Monday for beating his wife.
The alleged inability of FBI special agent Richard Trask, 39, to resist beating his wife for just a couple of months as the case go to trial may now end up jeopardizing the FBI’s entire suspected entrapment operation.
Analyzing government-mandated lockdowns in India, researchers Saravana Ravindran and Manisha Shah found evidence of a 131 percent increase in complaints of domestic violence in May 2020 in “red zone districts,” or districts that experienced the strictest lockdown measures, relative to districts that had less strict measures (“green zones”).
The researchers, who used a difference-in-differences empirical strategy, found the increase in domestic violence complaints was consistent with a surge in Google search activity for terms related to domestic violence over the same period.
The authors’ findings “contribute to a growing literature on the impacts of lockdowns and stay-at-home policies on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The findings, which also found a decline in reported sexual assaults because of decreased mobility, are similar to those from research that found lockdowns led to a 100 percent increase in intimate partner violence calls in Mexico City. A study analyzing data from police departments in four US cities showed smaller increases in domestic violence, 10-27 percent, during lockdown periods.
Globally about one-third of women experience “intimate partner violence” (IPV), which negatively impacts female earnings, labor participation, earnings, mental health, and household consumption.