Clip of the Week: Domestic Violence Awareness

America was shaken by yet another mass shooting this week, this time in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, as church parishioners perished in their place of worship. As the government continues to downplay gun violence as the NRA's stronghold on Congressmen and -women runs deep, one of the common threads amongst modern mass shooters is their history of domestic violence and misogyny. The Texas shooter was documented to have committed at least one instance of violence against his partner and her child, and had the military not obfuscated this information, he would not have had access to the weapons that left nearly 30 people dead.

 

In this Clip of the Week, Senator Jose Serrano sits with guests Anabella Escobar, the Deputy Director of the Manhattan Family Justice Center at the Major’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Maureen Curtis, the Associate VP of the Criminal Justice Programs at Safe Horizon, and Martha Hauze, the Deputy Director for Programs at Violence Intervention Program to talk about the prevalence of domestic abuse and how victims must often suffer in silence with few outlets for support. Perhaps treating and listening to victims and identifying abuse as a tremendous warning sign for other outlets of mass violence can prevent more death and harm in the future. Watch the episode now.