Friday, March 5, 2010

New York’s Choking Loophole: NY Times op-ed


New York Times
Op-Ed Contributors

New York's Choking Loophole  

By DORCHEN LEIDHOLDT and JANE MANNING
Published: March 3, 2010
NEW YORKERS have heard a stream of grave accusations this week that our governor tried to obstruct a domestic assault case against his aide David Johnson. But one element of this story has received less attention than it deserves: After Mr. Johnson's girlfriend called 911 and reported that he had ripped off her clothes, thrown her against a dresser and choked her, Mr. Johnson was not even arrested.
Dorchen Leidholdt is the director of Sanctuary for Families' Center for Battered Women's Legal Services. Jane Manning is the president of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women.
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