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Domestic abuse victim to go into hiding as ex freed after six months

Abigail Blake calls for better guidance for victims after mix-up over attackers sentence A woman who was left with life-changing injuries after being beaten by her ex-partner says she will go into hiding when he is released from prison after serving six months. Abigail Blake sustained a broken back and neck and was left permanently disabled after being attacked by Sebastian Swamy at their home in July 2017. The judge in the case said the attack had had a hugely serious and catastrophic effect on Blakes life. Swamy was initially…

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Resolved: San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer Responds to Viral Video of Incident With Wife

In a series of public responses over the past 24 hours, Larry Baer and Pamela Baer have cast video of San Fransisco Giants CEO lunging at his wife as an argument gone wrong as the incident stirred outcry on social media. In the video, San Francisco Chronicle they saw the couple arguing for about 20 minutes in a public plaza before the incident, and added that Pamela seemed seemed pretty terrified afterward. They said Baer only calmed down after two bystanders intervened. He knocks her down off her chair and…

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Minding the Gap Exposes How Toxic Masculinity Is Crippling Americas Youth

At their best, documentaries were bonded by skating. Zooming around their Rust Belt environs provided a euphoric escape from domestic situations that were volatile, if not outright scarring. Piano-scored sequences in which Bings camera rides behind his friends down parking garage ramps, and through largely empty streetsall as the skaters leap over sidewalk curbs, grind on railings, and race in-between street polesimpart an intense impression of the freedom they derive from their pastime. Which, in truth, is more of a full-time vocation, as its clear that the teenagers are less…

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