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Carter Sherman at Vice News writes—New York Is Seeing a ‘Frightening’ Increase in Domestic Violence Calls:
New York is seeing a “frightening” increase in domestic violence calls during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“People who need help should reach out,” Cuomo said at his daily press conference Friday. “There is no shame in reaching out and saying, ‘I need help.’”
Calls to New York’s domestic violence hotline rose by 30% in April, compared to the same month last year. In March, when social distancing and isolation measures first started to ramp up in the state, reports to the hotline increased by 18%. That same month, state police also reported that they’d received 15% more domestic-violence incident calls than they had the previous March.
“That is a frightening rate and level of increase,” Cuomo said Friday during his daily press conference. The governor urged people to call the state’s domestic violence hotline, which can now be reached over text or online. All services are confidential. [...]
The National Domestic Violence Hotline takes calls 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY. If you cannot speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
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At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—But the war is over!
It must be nice being President Bush, with everything being black and white. Today he will announce the war is over, so we can all move on the bigger and better things. Like tax cuts.
But for our poor men and women in Iraq, nothing is over.
Attackers lobbed two grenades into a U.S. Army compound Thursday, wounding seven soldiers just hours after the Americans had fired on Iraqi protesters in the street outside, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. [...]
The attack, at 1 a.m. Thursday, came after soldiers in the compound and in a passing Army convoy opened fire Wednesday on anti-American demonstrators massed outside. Local hospital officials said two Iraqis were killed and 18 wounded.
The revenge cycle is starting. None of the injuries from this attack are life-threatening, but such luck won't last forever. This is not a good situation for our soldiers.
On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Has NY passed its peak? When might the rest of us get there? Does some "opening up" make sense? Is FL being honest about its COVID deaths? Jerome Corsi: out of the frying pan, into the fire. States guard their test kits to protect them from seizure.
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