Hit with a baseball bat by former partner, What the?

Our world is pretty screwed up when a headline like “Woman allegedly kidnapped, hit with a baseball bat by former partner” doesn’t make page 1 of every news website in Sydney. But unfortunately it’s not news, People are sensitized to the problem because they hear and see this kind of action too often. But what about the victims. Where do they go or what can they do to protect themselves.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

The full story is available http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/woman-allegedly-kidnapped-hit-with-baseball-bat-by-former-partner-20161009-gry38p.html

About 6 pm on Saturday, a 26-year-old man allegedly hit the woman, (We are going to call her Jane, We don’t know her real name), also 26, with a baseball bat before forcing her into a car with him.

Police allege he then drove Jane around the area, refusing to release her and hitting her again with the bat. Jane was released at a home in Glenfield Park, where she called the police.
They arrested the man and charged him with eight assault and intimidation and kidnapping offenses.
The woman was treated at Wagga Wagga Hospital for facial injuries and bruising.
He was refused bail and is due in Wagga Wagga Court on Monday. Police have applied for an urgent provisional AVO.

dartFrog is not going to save everyone. But it might be able to help someone. If your friends and relatives know where you are, what you are doing and when you will be at a safe place, They can help. Jane was hit with a bat and forced into a car. The article doesn’t say where she was going or what she was doing, and I am not sure that anyone even knew she was missing. This story could have ended far worse, like so many others with the body not being found.

What if it was different. Jane knew the attacker and probably knew that there was a reason to be cautious. If Jane had been able to let someone know that she was going somewhere and wanted to be checked on in 30 minutes, this stories could have been a lot different. When Jane’s guardian didn’t get the message to say that Jane was safe, they could have taken measures to find her, especially if Jane’s last known location was included in the message. If Jane had included a Location tile, and the tile app was active on her phone, the police would have been able to go to her exact location.

This is such a large problem in this country that our governments are arguing over “Paid Domestic Violence Leave”. It has to have a category so that employers can categorize the expense in their chart of accounts.

We keep each other safe. Don’t try to handle everything yourself.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

dartFrog Cloud: Hit with a baseball bat – Your Say!

Warren Here.

If you are using the dartFrog Cloud App, let me know your story. Domestic violence is one of the reasons we created dartFrog Cloud.
We can also discuss how to use the app and any features you think should be included in the next upgrade.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute.

Stay Safe.

Warren

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