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When will domestic abuse end?

Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Tina Ramirez was packing up her stuff when her newly released-from-prison boyfriend came in and beat her into a hospital. The repeated offender threw her against the wall, breaking glass all in front of their 5-year-old son.

“They have to stop letting these guys get away with this,” Ramirez said “He was given 6 years and still didn’t learn his lesson.” Tina is currently fighting to regain custody of her child being that she was a previous drug user. However, the court is seeing past the fact that she is a victim and should be treating her as such.

Domestic abuse is something society tends to look past. People like Ray Rice and Chris Brown have become poster children for this crime. According to National Domestic Violence Hotline, one in every four women experience domestic abuse.

One of these women was Carla. A few years ago, Carla was murdered by her abusive boyfriend. He was also previously charged with domestic abuse and was found guilty of her murder.

“They need to change the law and make it more strict because if he was still in jail she would still be alive,” a close friend of Carla said.

Yet, does the length of a sentence truly teach a man that hitting a woman is wrong? The abuse must stop at the source. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states: “boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.”

If the government can find a way to help these children, there is hope that domestic abuse can come to an end.

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