She noted that Lennon was 5-foot-9 and that the cross beam the noose was attached to was 90 inches off the ground, too high for the teen to reach on his own."There was no item present at the scene that Lennon could have stood on, applied the noose and then kicked away," Roberts wrote in her report, also noting that Lennon had on sneakers that were too small for his size 12 feet. Ennett, GOVERNMENT LEADERS, SENIOR POLICY MAKERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERTS DISCUSS MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO STOP DATING VIOLENCE AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH AT CAPITOL HILL EVENT, Futures Without Violence and Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: February 10, 2011. Wibbelsman, OUR VULNERABLE TEENAGERS: THEIR VICTIMIZATION, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND DIRECTIONS FOR PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION, Madeline Wordes and Michell Nunez, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and The National Center for Victims of Crime, May 2002.
It is unclear whether this authorization extends to a woman’s place of employment.
National statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (published in November 2011) show that domestic violence continues to be a serious issue affecting men, women and children.
Of the rapes reported in 2011, the majority (86%) of abusers used their hands, fists and feet to commit the crime; only 3% used a handgun or other firearm and 3.5% used a knife or blunt object.
The SBI’s data, listed below, shows the number of rapes reported in North Carolina’s 15 largest cities and the 10 largest county sheriff offices over a 12 month period.
The North Carolina Department of Justice and the State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) Annual Summary Report of 2011 Uniform Crime Reporting Data provides information on the number of rapes reported in the state.
According to the report, there were 1,942 rapes reported in 2011 – only slightly down from 1,949 reported in 2010.
While these statistics seem astonishing, the truth of the matter is that a great deal of domestic violence incidents are simply not reported.
ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF FAMILIES FOR SAFE DATES, A FAMILY-BASED TEEN DATING ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM, Vangie A. Cornelius and Nicole Resseguie, (volume 20, number 10), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA: July 2009. PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTS OF PHYSICAL DATING VIOLENCE AMONG U. THE RATE OF CYBER DATING ABUSE AMONG TEENS AND HOW IT RELATES TO OTHER FORMS OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, Janine M.
The girlfriend, Michelle Brimhall, has gone into hiding since Lacy’s death.
Local police have said they are still investigating Lacy’s death despite the coroner ruling it a suicide.
Instead, they suspect the high school football player was the victim of lynching prompted by his love life.