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Rebuilding lives

Original post made on Oct 14, 2009

Domestic violence takes place everywhere. Even in Alamo, Danville and San Ramon. STAND! Against Domestic Violence is holding its 17th annual Rebuilding Lives luncheon Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Concord Hilton, and tickets are still available. The keynote speaker will be Robin Givens, author, actress and domestic violence activist. ABC7 news anchor Cheryl Jennings will be master of ceremonies.

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Posted by Earl Richards
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2009 at 3:05 am

Wife-beating is not a social problem, it is a crime.

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Posted by Earl Richards
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2009 at 3:14 am

Schwarzenegger and the Republican state senators are bad news. It is the government's duty to protect citizens and to ensure their well-being. Schwarzenegger and the Republican state senators are not doing this. The funding priority for battered women shelters (BWS) should be the same as for prisons, because human life is at risk. Prisons keep the criminals and the murderers in, and BWS's keep the good people in, and the criminals and the murderers out. The Governor's illegal budget cuts, with the backing of big oil (Chevron Corp. of San Ramon), are very dangerous for women and children, who are victims of domestic violence and it is sub-human. During a recession, with its higher unemployment, government funding for BWS's should be increased, not eliminated. Obviously, this budget picks-on the most vulnerable, and it endangers children. If a battered wife is murdered in front of a closed-down BWS, then, Schwarzenegger, his oil industry tyrants and the Republican state senators should be charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment.

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