I'm again horrified to read of two murder-suicides this last week -- two domestic violence abusers, one killing his fiance and the other murdering his girlfriend, before killing themselves. Kathy Acompanado was stabbed to death in Milwaukee, WI, and Tina Freeman died in Shelby, NC. Tina's body and that of her boyfriend were found on a back road. Cause of death has not yet been determined,
Both couples had previous incidents reported to law enforcement of domestic abuse. As we all know, restraining orders are just a simple piece of paper. Try to protect yourself from a bullet -- or a knife -- or hands around your neck -- with a piece of paper !
I won't go into why in the world these women didn't leave these abusive men earlier. We all know why -- they thought if they just loved their abuser enough, they could compensate for the terrible childhoods these men had experienced -- and the abuse would miraculously disappear.
I wrote about this in my book, Breaking Free from Boomerang Love (https://www.boomeranglove.com/asp/redflags-20.asp).
Today I want to talk about protection from the abuser.
I've recently learned that there's a national company ( Phillips Lifeline -- 1-800-543-3546) that specializes in home alert systems. The systems are used primarily by people in frail health and who live alone, to call for medical help.
But what about calling for law enforcement help? It can be used for that also. I'm informed that many people in remote areas use it.
The equipment is basically a dialer that's installed on your phone. When you push the button (around your neck or in your pocket), the 24-hour trained professionals come on your speaker phone and ask what you need.
You only need to say, "Call the cops!" and they'll be on their way.
I have spoken with this company and they've sent me coupons to save up to $80.00 with free activation of the system.
Contact me through the 'email me' link at the upper left of this blog, and I'll send you one.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it would help you? Or was there a time in the past when this would have helped you? Or someone else? Share your comments on the link below so others can learn to protect themsevles.