Domestic Violence is one of those issues that need more attention to end it. Domestic Violence includes violence against the people of close relation e.g husband, wife, parents, and children etc. But the overwhelming majority is women in case of domestic violence. The reason it needs more attention is that it is the most underreported crime, not just in America but all over the world. It mainly occurs because the abuser feels justified in their action or feel that it is unlikely to be reported. Many abusers and victims don’t see it as a violent but think that the family conflict just got out of control. In abusive relationships, there is a pattern to be seen, firstly there is violence, which is followed by reconciliation and calm. And then the cycle repeats itself. Many people are stuck in the abusive relations for various reasons such as isolation, power, and control, cultural acceptance, fear, lack of financial resources, shame, or to protect children. There needs to be more awareness regarding domestic violence.
This incident took place recently, KRIS-TV showed security camera video from Aug. 2, 2016, in which Danry Vasquez was seen repeatedly hitting, dragging and pulling the hair of a woman. He was an outfielder of a minor league baseball team called Lancaster Barnstormers.
On Wednesday, the team Manager Ross Peeples said in a Facebook post that, “There is no choice but to sever the relationship. Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
The clip from the security cam shoes that he was attacking his girlfriend in a stairwell at the stadium of Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks, where he had been a player.
He was charged with assault but avoided the charges after getting a plea deal. According to the deal, he will have to pay fine and along with the fine, he will have to take domestic violence classes. Hopefully, this will change his behavior and after completing the classes and this will also be vital for the realisation of what he did. Mark Gonzalez, the district attorney in Nueces County, Texas, told KRIS.
If you or anyone you know is the victim of domestic violence, you don’t need to stay quiet because of these many problems associated with this kind of violence can be put to an end. In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
The following video shows the incident.