Police Briefs 09-11-2013

September 11, 2013
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9/06

Nicholas Gonchar, 20, 104 Governor Winthrop Rd., Somerville, was arrested for illegal possession of Class A substance, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Keith Grace, 21, 185 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Ezekial Majak, 32, 110 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery.

Shadane Richards, 18, 15 Calhoun Ave., Everett, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250, discharging firearm, possession of firearm without license, unlawful possession of ammunition.

9/07

Fernando DaSilva, 21, 94 Reed Ave., Everett, was arrested for domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Victor Lara, 23, 525 Shirley St., Winthrop, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime with intent to commit crime, assault and battery to collect loan, larceny of property over $250, carrying a dangerous weapon, kidnapping to extort money.

James Morris, 21, 4 Wolcott Rd., Revere, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime with intent to commit crime, larceny of property over $250, kidnapping to extort  money, larceny under $250, assault and battery to collect loan.

9/08

Brandon Gibbs, 25, 198 King Phillips Path, Marshfield, was arrested for shoplifting, and possessing burglarious tools.

Jean Pierre, 38, 1370 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts).

Francis McCusker, 34, 70 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

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    The Truth About Domestic Violence

    The most recent large-scale study of domestic violence was published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2007. (Differences
    in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With
    Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence) The researchers
    analyzed data concerning 11,370 respondents. According to the researchers, “[H]alf of [violent relationships] were reciprocally violent. In non-reciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the
    cases.” (This study is illustrated in the diagram below from the Psychiatric
    News, 8/3/07).

    A quarter of the women surveyed admitted perpetrating violence, and when the
    violence involved both parties, women were more likely to have been the first
    to strike.

    Such findings are consistent with decades of domestic violence research. The
    National Institute of Mental Health funded and oversaw two of the largest
    studies of domestic violence ever conducted, both of which found equal rates of
    abuse between husbands and wives.

    Martin Fiebert, a professor at California
    State Long
    Beach University,
    maintains an online bibliography summarizing 219 scholarly investigations, with
    an aggregate sample size exceeding 220,000, which concludes “women are as
    physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with
    their spouses or male partners.”

    A meta-analytic review of 552 domestic violence studies published in the
    Psychological Bulletin found that 38% of the physical injuries in heterosexual
    domestic assaults are suffered by men.

    Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling of the University of South Alabama
    says that as she and other researchers grappled with this research, “Every time
    we tried to say that women’s intimate partner abuse is different than men’s,
    the evidence did not support it.”

    According to Dr. Donald Dutton, author of Rethinking Domestic Violence,
    research shows that domestic violence is actually more common in lesbian
    relationships than in heterosexual relationships. For example, one study of
    1,100 lesbian or bisexual women who are in abusive lesbian relationships found
    that the women were more likely to have experienced violence in their previous
    relationships with women than in their previous relationships with men.

    Domestic violence treatment providers justify their exclusion of male
    victims by citing crime and/or crime survey statistics which show that most
    reports of domestic violence are by women. Dr. Dutton explains:

    “Domestic violence ‘research’ has been misleading, in that data has been
    extracted from crime reports and/or crime victim surveys, in which men
    under-report more than women, and have been publicized as indicating domestic
    violence is a gender issue, (male=perpetrator / female=victims.)

    “In fact, when larger surveys with representative samples are examined,
    perpetration of domestic violence is slightly more common for females…”