On Tuesday, a 31-year-old man was sentenced to serve 26-1/2 years in prison for stalking a woman for 17 years. The man reportedly has known the woman since they were both in the eighth grade.
We have been following the recent controversy with San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. As we have noted in previous posts, Mirkarimi has been accused of domestic abuse involving his wife on New Year's Eve at the couple's home.
In a previous post, we mentioned that the newly elected Sheriff of San Francisco has become entangled in allegations of domestic abuse involving his wife on New Year's Eve. At the time we wrote that post, the District Attorney's office was still determining whether charges would be pursued in the case.
According to a recently released study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, many pediatricians may be more likely to suspect domestic abuse in children from a low-income family than those from higher-income families. The research did find, though, that the race of the child doesn't appear to affect doctor's opinions.
Our readers may have heard of Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco's new sheriff who is currently embroiled in somewhat of a fiasco that has some calling for his resignation. According to sources, Mirkarimi-who took his oath of office on Sunday-was reportedly involved in a domestic incident with his wife on New Year's Eve.
Although the state of Washington has not used sobriety checkpoints since the late 1980s, some state lawmakers have recently started a campaign to bring them back.
Many of our readers may be aware of the singer Chris Brown and his arrest two years ago on allegations that he assaulted his then-girlfriend, the singer Rihanna.
Our Vancouver readers may be interested to know that Washington is one of 14 states that currently mandate the use of ignition interlock devices for all convicted DUI offenders. Such mandatory use of ignition interlock devices is heavily pushed by groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving because of its effectiveness in preventing drunk-driving related deaths.
The increasing popularity of mandatory ignition interlock devices for convicted DWI offenders is a hopeful sign for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who has been pushing for the use of such devices for years.