Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Where Do You Turn When Your Husband is A Cop? Join Us Today on The Susan Murphy Milano Show at 3:00PM CST

The Susan Murphy Milano Show airs every Wednesday @ 4 PM ET/ 3 CT / 2 MT/ 1 PT

It is difficult for those involved in domestic violence in a relationship or married to a law enforcement officer to seek safety and services outside the blue wall.

We will discuss the barriers for women in this situations face and provide solutions to a road for safety. We will examine the facts in the Kathleen Savio Murder, Linda Yancey, Lori DeKleine Murder and others on why police departments continue conducting business as usual when it comes to investigations within their rank and file.

Under the name Cloud Writer the Site Behind The Blue Wall has ensured the voices of police officer wives and girlfriends on crime's perpetrated from behind the blue wall are heard across the country. Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence. Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still here, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.

Renee Harrington worked in law enforcement and the criminal justice fields, where she authored domestic violence/crime victim programs. As a survivor of officer-involved domestic violence [OIDV], she has dedicated her time to working with victims of OIDV; advocating; educating others/the public about OIDV; authored Michigan OIDV legislation and advocated for laws to protect victims of OIDV. With the help of OIDV Network, She has created Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence the first website dedicated to victims and survivors of Officer Involved Domestic Violence in Michigan. In 2008, Laura Spars founded & Jennifer Aukerman co-founded the Michigan Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Corp., and it is a great honor for me to be working side by side with Laura and Jennifer. Current projects I am working on with Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence Corp include creating/maintaining MIOIDV's websites and creating Pam's Place for victims of OIDV. Renee is working on a book about Michigan officer-involved domestic violence cases, and hope one day to write/publish a book about the personal stories of victims/survivors of OIDV, in their own words, in the hopes of giving victims/survivors their voices.

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New Heaven, CT said...

As A wife of a LEO, bless you for your work in helping break the silence of offocers abusing their families.

Anonymous said...

I learned a lot today on your show-thanks

Anonymous said...

Fantastic show!

Anonymous said...

Our JackHammers can hit home

May 13, 2009

As if the city of Joliet didn't have enough money problems, the Joliet JackHammers kick off their season Friday amid reports the team is in financial trouble.

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• Holiday Parade Night -- Joliet's Light Up The Holidays and Easter parades are such a hit with families, the JackHammers will reproduce the experience. Between innings, kids will line the infield wall, where a procession of local politicians and business owners will ride past in convertibles, pelting their happy little faces with candy projectiles at point blank range.

• Joliet Public Schools Night -- The JackHammers honor the Joliet grade school board and administration by boosting team mascot Jammer's salary to the "going rate" of $228,000 a year. In addition, Jammer will receive a $7,000 annual automobile allowance, which he'll use to trade in his cramped Volkswagen Beetle for a shiny new Mercedes.

• Drew Peterson Night -- In a tribute to Bolingbrook's most eligible bachelor, lucky male fans will compete in the Blue Barrel Roll, a race across the field to the "finish-her-off" line. Herald News reporter Joe Hosey will autograph copies of his book "Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sgt. Drew Peterson," from among the pile of several thousand he still has sitting in his garage.

• The Affordable Family Entertainment Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by the Joliet City Council)-- In a very challenging contest, fans frantically search the ballpark for any food or beverage item that costs less than it does at a Major League stadium.

• Tornado Awareness Night -- To promote tornado safety, the JackHammers decorate Silver Cross Field like the aftermath of a twister, complete with furniture strewn about, garbage trapped along fences and torn banners flapping in the breeze.

I drove by the stadium several times earlier this spring and it looked like the team already had a headstart on this promotion.

• Nobody Night -- Remember the marketing gimmick where the Charleston (S.C.) Riverdogs padlocked the gates of their ballpark and kept fans out so they could record the first professional ballgame with an official attendance of zero?

They're going to try it in Joliet, too. So far, it looks like our taxpayer-funded ballpark will be chained shut with nobody using it for more than 275 nights in 2009!

E-mail Tim Placher at

Anonymous said...

Can you believe that the Herald News and the Joliet Jackhammers would allow this guy to make a joke out of this?

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TigressPen said...

This is the most informative show you've had on spousal abuse and how to self-protect. Truly magnificent show. The details on how an abused person can protect thier privacy as they go about creating and putting into motion actions to self-protect is phenomenal.

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