Houston's Wife-Beaters Avoid Prosecution by Leaving

The Texas Observer | March 10, 2008
Mundane details of procedural policy and staff shortages translate to an officially sanctioned negligence that forces women in danger to beg police for help, but delivers nothing if their assailant isn't around when police show up. Sometimes these women escape to safety on their own ... sometimes they die.

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