Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sports and Domestic Violence

Recently there has been major media attention focused on athletes who commit domestic violence. Experts say it’s a sad part of a culture of accepted playing field violence transferring to relationships.

“It’s not just athletes,” said Bryon Hurt, an educational speaker who lectures about gender violence prevention from grade school to college. “It’s guys at fraternities, the military. We’re all sort of trained by the culture that the way we handle conflict and disappointment and disagreement is through violence.”
The Domestic Violence Show appears Manhattan Neighborhood Network Public Access Cable TV. Our mission is to promote Domestic Violence awareness on the Internet. In order to continue our work we need your financial support. Please make your purchase at the NYC Re-use It site. Be sure to indicate Domestic Violence (DV) Show at check out screen to show your support for our work. 

One study of college athletes found they were involved in a disproportionate number of sex assaults: While athletes made up just over 3 percent of the student body, they were involved in 19 percent of the sex assaults on campus.

Yet when those athletes move to professional sports, it appears not as many are held accountable for domestic violence. An analysis of NFL athletes trend in the opposite direction.

Since 200, while one in 21 men were arrested for domestic violence, only one in 47 players faced the same charges.

Even more telling is the conviction rate: 76 percent of men in the general public were convicted of crimes. When you consider just athletes, it drops in half, to 36 percent.

“It’s a message sent to athletes that they can get away with it and something should be done to turn those numbers around,” said McLeod. “All who abuse and choose to commit a crime should be held accountable for their actions.”

Examples of ballers who have crossed the line and are guilty of domestic violence:

Brazilian goalkeeper charged with murdering ex-girlfriend.

Bruno Souza, a Brazilian goalkeeper, has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

The Brazilian footballer, who played for Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo team, was also charged with kidnapping, hiding a body, forming a criminal gang and corrupting minors, police in the state of Minas Gerais told a media conference.

The woman, who had a four-month-old baby she claimed was fathered by Souza, was believed to have been demanding child support. The baby was found in the care of Souza's wife.

A rising young NBA player from Brooklyn, was charged after allegedly throwing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.

Authorities say the confrontation occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday when the woman, Jasmine Williams, was returning home to her apartment building with two friends. Witnesses said Stephenson was waiting for her and yelled, "Are you kidding me?" before pushing her down the stairs.

After pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, grabbed her and hit her head on the bottom step, prosecutors said.

A judge released Stephenson, 19, without bail late Sunday night after his arrest on assault, menacing and harassment charges. Prosecutors had asked for $7,500 bail.

A criminal complaint provided Monday by the Brooklyn district attorney's office said that as Williams lay at the bottom of the stairs, Stephenson picked up her head and slammed it on the bottom step.

New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has been released without bail and told to stay away from his girlfriend's father while facing charges he assaulted the man.

The charges against him — third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. Rodriguez, the Mets’ closer, had pummeled the father of his common-law wife in an incident at Citi Field after the game against the Rockies, and that he had the father “by the neck against the wall and was basically on top of him.”

“It wasn’t until security guards heard the screaming that they were able to pull him off,” it was said.

The district attorney’s (DA) office was trying to obtain more information about other potential domestic violence incidents involving Rodriguez, at least one of which was cited to the police by his common-law wife, Daian Pena.

Our mission is to promote Domestic Violence awareness on the Internet. In order to achieve our goal we need your financial support. We are doing a fund raiser in continue our work. Please make your purchase to support us at the NYC Re-use It site. Be sure to indicate Domestic Violence Show at check out screen to show your support for our work.

We welcome your comments and feedback.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Fundraiser to Promote Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence (DV) Show needs your support today! Help us promote DV awareness on Cable TV and online.

This year we are planning to produce our next show. But we need support in order to continue our work.

In cooperation with NYC Re-Use It, we are holding a fund raiser to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to promote DV awareness.

NYC Re-Use It sells new and gently used items. Payment options include check, money order and Paypal. To avoid shipping cost, items can be picked up in New York NY or Dover, NJ.

Last year we produced a video to promote DV awareness on Cable TV. It was our first production. It was successful. The show was broadcast in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens cable TV.

DV Show accepts no advertising income, corporate underwriting or government funding. Your contribution helps us maintain our independence and strengthen our message.

Please help. Thank you. Peace.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

DV Show Broadcast Announcement

Domestic Violence show will be re-broadcast this weekend on Brooklyn Cable TV on Saturday June 12 at 2PM. For those without Brooklyn Cable TV, the show can be watched online. Live video feed from Brooklyn Cable TV is available at website.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

DV Show Broadcast Announcement

Domestic Violence Show will be re-broadcast 1/22 (Friday) at 21:30 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable TV channel 56.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

DV Show Broadcast Announcement

>Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable TV
Domestic Violence Show will re-broadcast today at 15:30 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable TV. Thank you.

Domestic violence Show Re-Broadcast Schedule for 2010

An Open letter to people concerned about Domestic Violence

Firstly, A belated Happy New Year.

Let me thank Pucho Web Solutions for supporting the work of promoting Domestic Violence (DV) awareness on the web. Please visit their new site called NYC Re-Use which offers new and gently used items with free pickup. NYC Re-Use is one of the few online retailers with a phone number where you can make a purchase and ask a question about an item for sale.

NYC Re-Use features top brands at for a low price. If you care about DV and this work of promoting Domestic Violence Awareness, please support NYC Re-Use.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) will re-broadcast The Domestic Violence show. Please review schedule below.

* Thurday, 1/14 at 3:30 PM, channel 34

* Friday, 1/22 at 9:30 PM, channel 56

* Wednesday, 1/27 at 3:30 PM, channel 34

The show is available to cable TV viewers in Manhattan. The entire 28 minute show can also be watched online at the web site.

The show was also submit to Staten Island Cable and will be broadcast soon. Please look out for the broadcast.

DV show premiered in October 2009 to commemorate DV awareness month. While the show was initially broadcast on MNN, the show was also broadcast on Brooklyn and Queens Cable TV. For a grand total of 8 broadcasts in 2009.

The Domestic Violence show tells the true life story about a social worker who counsels victims of DV and comes to the realization that she is also a victim in her own home. After the divorce she was unable to think her experiences about it due to post traumatic stress syndrome
(PTSD). After eight years of introspection, she put her feelings on paper and after 10 years it became a play "Death of a Dream." She was able to release her emotions. During the Domestic Violence show, she shares her experiences with the community and wants to get your feedback.

Raul wrote on the Wall for the event "The Death of A Dream":

"This is a must see show, being a person that has been the giver and receiver of
Domestic Violence this play is very compelling in life. When I went to see it
thought that I was living my life all over again through the lens of this play.
No one in life needs to go through this in life."

Without Pucho Web Solutions, the ongoing work of promoting Domestic Violence Awareness on the web cannot be maintained.

Won't you please support NYC Re-Use?


A. Alvarez
Executive Producer