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Very sad...

Whether Commissioner Berger is guilty of the charge is to be determined by the court. I wish the best for both him and Ms. Blaylock.

However, the incident once again sheds light on what is a major problem that cuts across our society -- it happens to men AND women, rich AND poor, ALL races/ethnicities, and ALL age groups. The report above stated the following, which to me is the most important reality about this often invisible fact about domestic and relationship violence. What is going on? How can children be raised in healthy families with this level of violence (psychological and physical)?

(From report):
Domestic violence cases are all too common in Wilmington. In fact police say there are about 100 cases reported each week. Egerton says most of those calls are not about first-time offenders.

"Domestic violence escalates, and we usually don't get the call from someone until it's the sixth, seventh or eighth time there has been an incident," Egerton said. "Usually those incidents increase in velocity, and by the time we are called to an incident we often times know that it's been more than just the words, that there's probably been physical connection."

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