A woman leaves her abusive husband and spends months trying to get law enforcement authorities to help her escape her abuser. In 1983, she survives one of the most brutal and vicious incidents of domestic violence I've ever encountered. She will file a civil lawsuit against the city an the police department for failing to protect her.
Patricia Brennan, The Washington Post
, "A Cry for Help," Oct 1, 1989.
Thurman v. City of Torrington
, Ruling on Motion to Dismiss, Retrieved from Harvard.edu
, Oct 23, 1984.
, "She survived thirteen stab wounds, a broken neck," Jun 9, 2008.