Posts Tagged ‘crime victim advocacy’

Pilgrim of The Cross, Thomas Cole, 1846-47


Who’s going to believe you? I’m a policeman, I’ll have you locked up, Roberta, and you’ll never see your children again. If you even think of leaving me, I’ll kill you and the kids, set the house on fire and get away with it.

Raw, palpable honesty like a Sawzall gnawing furiously down to the bone—that’s what Susan Murphy Milano’s biography Holding My Hand Through Hell is. As someone who has both lived and studied the garish specter of police officer-involved domestic violence, I found Susan’s life journey to contain many familiar elements. But the level of abuse and depravity this titan of victim advocacy has endured at the hands of her family, law enforcement, spouses, and colleagues is particularly horrific. (more…)

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