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Category: Domestic violence
September 23, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Domestic violence: A bigger problem beyond the NFL

I thought Danny Westneat’s column “We are worse than NFL as far as domestic violence goes,” [Local News, Sept. 19] was spot on. Can you imagine if we had more than 3,500 serious domestic violence incidents in Seattle last year, how many there were in this state or country.? While I certainly don’t condone…

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September 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Domestic violence: Don’t only assign blame

The high-profile instances of domestic violence in the NFL underscore a prevalent and deeper problem [“How to send chills down NFL’s spine,” Opinion, Sept. 18]. Domestic violence and familial trauma affect as many as 60 percent of adults in the U.S. This is common, pervasive and occurs in a culture that keeps such matters…

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