Glad to see students and parents speaking out against their school honoring a convicted sex offender alum, even if he was a celebrity and pardoned by Pres. Jimmy Carter. What do you think? “Folk singer and convicted sex offender Peter Yarrow will be honored by La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts next month, enraging [...]
When Americans Ending Abuse Board Member & author Leigh Ann Bryant’s prince-charming turned from the man of her dreams into the monster of her nightmares, she knew she had to do something to protect herself and her toddler son. One night, covered in blood from her husband’s knife, Leigh Ann, a 26-year-old registered nurse, shot and killed him [...]
Americans Ending Abuse founder J.J. Smith recalls how his father tracked his mother down and killed her, and the repercussions it had it his life. For 35 years he was haunted by fear until therapists and God helped him to understand his fears, overcome them and find peace.
Ever wonder how family violence affects young children and impacts their lives? The founder of Americans Ending Abuse and the Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation, J.J. Smith, who is also owner/publisher of The Rockwall News, was one of four family violence survivors featured yesterday in the year-long Dallas Morning News examination of domestic violence deaths [...]
(HUFFINGTON POST) SAN FRANCISCO – Yeah, he only hit her 116 times anyway! No jail time needed for just that! Here’s another example that domestic violence is just not taken seriously enough in the courts: “RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges last week, dodging 45 felony counts [...]