Friday, November 4, 2011

Kyanna Thomas: A Teenager's Life Interrupted by Intimate Partner Homicide

On September 25, 2011, Kyanna Thomas a mere 16 years of age had her throat slashed by her 22-year old boyfriend. She was able to place a call to 911 just before she died. Yesterday, Rashad Salaan was charged with her murder.

According to news accounts the boyfriend meant to slash her enough for sneaking out to a party one evening without his "permission." As if to indicate in this young teen's life ownership of her and he claimed it was an "accident." There is no such thing as an accident when it results in a premeditated crime.

It is likely during their relationship Kyanna was controlled by him. Earlier today, we discussed teen dating violence and bullying with expert Susie Kroll. Today's show should be a wake-up call to every parent across the country. An innocent life was hijacked. If you are a parent or teacher I suggest you download the link below to the show. Who knows you just might save a life!

Susie Kroll

Susie Kroll on Teen Dating Violence and Bullying — What Can We Do? Teen Dating Violence is the abuse that usually transforms itself into Domestic Violence. Abuse, also called battering, domestic violence, and/or dating violence happens in straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, questioning, and transgendered relationships. It crosses all social, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic lines. An individual’s size, strength, politics, and/or personality DOES NOT determine whether he or she could be an abuser or a victim. (read more)

Download Podcast - SMM 11-3-2011

Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education as a educator and specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies directing prevention for high risk situations and cases.
A national trainer to law enforcement, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals, victim advocates and the faith based community. In partnership withManagement Resources Ltd. of New York addressing prevention and solutions within the community to the workplace.
Online contributions: Forbes : Crime, She Writes providing commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective, as well as Time's Up! a blog which searches for solutions (SOS) for victims of crime.
Radio Shows: 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.

Books: Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives.

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