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Professional Athletes And Domestic Violence Essay

1386 words - 6 pages

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his daughter, before killing himself. Professional athletes are arrested for domestic violence every week. But violence agains women is not anythng new. Many years ago, during the Vietnam war, more women were dying from domestic violence than the total number of men killed in Vietnam!
Women have been woman beaten and threatened for many centuries and surprisingly it has nothing to do with love or jealousy. It's all about power and control, and who has it, and who doesn't. There needs to be a stand against this violence.I would like to point the finger today at what we call our modern, computer smart, and highly even "Havard-ly" educated America. Our beautiful "land of the FREE." Free of what? Defiantly not free of violent acts. Gruesome murders of innocent women take place daily, and it's sad that mostly they go unnoticed. One example of this is the murder of a young mother; 26 year old Gina Marie Lupson-Holden-Young and her young sons three year old Shaun Edward Lupson-Holden and seven month old Joshua Lee Lupson-Young whom were murdered by fire June 9, 2013 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. (1) Their trusted husband and father burned them all to death. This was the tragic conclusion of a doomed relationship with a history of domestic violence. What should have happened to the husband? To me, there is no question. He should die too. Why? It's simple to me. The law should be an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth (three in this case).
    When a person takes another person's life, then that person should have his own life taken as well. Beautiful dark-haired Gina and her sweet brown-eyed babies, did not ask for, nor want, their precious lives to end. They had a right to life. But that basic right was taken away. That is what domestic violence is all about. Losing your rights as a human to live without fear. If a man takes this right away and eventually causes death, he should lose his right to life as well.

    Another reason to impose the death penalty upon such offenders is to send a strong message to spousal abusers that what they are doing will not be accepted, and will ultimately lead to the end of their own miserable lives. Will it work, who knows? The death penalty should be the last step in a long line of prevention policies and ordinances in the fight to stop domestic violence against women. What things could our beloved America do to better prevent this ugly plague from existing in the first place? America needs leaders that can lead with well-rounded knowledge of the issues that plague us.

    There is ignorance among leaders of today. They are not doing all they can to help with the issues at hand, and it's because they don't understand these issues to begin with. To cure this our focused attention must be pointed toward the educating of our public leaders. We need to be busy educating them in a unified response to the problems that lie...

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