Recently there has been a big effort throughout the nation to bring a stop to domestic violence, including physical abuse, spousal abuse and sexual abuse. The NFL and other organizations have made commercials and raised awareness through other events as a part of this effort. It is too early to tell how much of an effect these efforts will have, but the fact is that at this point in time there are many victims of domestic violence in Illinois.
Unfortunately, many people in Illinois are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can occur in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and sometimes a combination of all three. Many times the victims of this abuse do not have anywhere to go after they have been abused. To help these victims, many shelters have been set up around Illinois to provide a safe place for the victims to escape their abusers. However, many shelters are limited in their capabilities due to a lack of resources.
According to the news, yet another case has arisen involving the molestation of a minor over the course of many years. This time, the molester happens to be a well-known celebrity-Michael Jackson. Jackson has once again been accused of molesting a young boy, Wade Robson, for 7 years, beginning at the age of 7. Questions have been posed in regards to Jackson getting away with the molestation for years without being caught. One maid has testified that she did, however, catch Jackson and Robson showering together. The details about her involvement with the case are unknown; however her witness brings up a valuable concern that needs to be addressed.
CeaseFire is a group in Illinois that works to eliminate violence in troubled Chicago neighborhoods. The director of the anti-violence program is now being accused of acting violently toward his own wife. According to Cook County prosecutors, the CeaseFire director punched and kicked his wife after an argument.