Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Technology for Domestic Violence and Stalking Crimes

Technology is about to change the way victims of domestic violence and stalking will be able to document and video the abuse and potential threats against their lives. It is also a unique way, once the technology is used across the country, for abusers to think twice about making their spouse or girlfriend vanish without a trace. In her absence, if the victim has completed the process, called the "Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit"it will bring an arrest and a solid case for prosecutors.

This comes at time when the city of Topeka, Kansas just repealed the domestic violence law in the city. Their excuse is not having the money to prosecute crimes that can and are leading to murder of victims and their children. I expect other cities to follow cost saving methods, hopefully not as drastic as Topeka, which could include writing a simple ticket rather then making an arrest.

In many of the cases resulting in murder, where the victim and or children are killed, but the former husband or boyfriend remains alive and is awaiting trial, the victims fears and testimony in these cases is important for law enforcement and prosecution. The victims words are admitted into testimony at the trial as "last will and testament" rather then as in current cases "hearsay." Another important aspect is a victims words about the offender. Who they are and how the threats against life and limb were real while the victim was still alive. Removing the offenders right as per the sixth amendment to face the person who is accusing them (because they are no longer alive) this is groundbreaking.

The technology will also be a voice for those silenced during post decree issues. As the world witnessed last week, an angry ex-husband stormed into a busy beauty salon in California killing 8 people, including his ex-wife who claimed while alive he threatened to kill her. Now, his actions and mental health will be in trial, the threats and abuse she suffered will be considered "hearsay" because she did not have the opportunity to prepare the document and video.

To significantly reduce the number of homicides and missing persons per year by
providing cutting edge technology and vital knowledge that will first give potential
victims a fighting chance, a strong voice, provide valuable non‐reputable evidence that
will aid in any investigations, eventual conviction, overruling “hearsay” laws, in the
worst case scenarios and provide a powerful deterrent against would‐be attackers.

 To significantly reduce the costs incurred by law enforcement, the justice system and health
care services, including insurance claims, each costing taxpayers annually.

If my mama could see me now, wow! In her death, my work and this new technology is a reality. Years ago after she was murdered by my police officer father, my goal was to keep others alive, always striving to find an effective solution. I realize the importance of following your dreams, believing you can change the world!

About the Conference
Nationally recognized Intimate Partner Specialist, Susan Murphy Milano, and Chet Hosmer of
WetStone Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allen Corporation of America are
partnering to bring a newly created technology that will revolutionize the way cases of intimate partner violence are handled at every level. The technology will be unveiled nationally October 31 at the Techno‐Forensic Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. http://www.techno‐ - If you are interested in covering the event or writing a story please contact
Delilah@imagine or for more information call 843.808.0859


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.

If you would like to schedule Susan Murphy Milano for training and interviews, please contact:ImaginePublicity PO BOX 14946 Surfside Beach, SC 29587 Phone: 843.808.0859 email-


Anonymous said...

This is so very exciting...

Anonymous said...

In our town domestic violence incidents are handled as take a report. In most cases it it done several days to a week after the incident. Usually a lone rookie officer (most times a woman) is sent to take the report. There was a case not long ago of a young rookie woman killed by a victims boyfriend when she showed up to take the report. Something has to change.

Therese's Story said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all that you do! I am a victim or Criminal Domestic Violence having been shot quite literally between my eyes by my own husband just a year and a half ago! This is exciting news!

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