Out There

domestic violence in bush Alaska

Posted in Uncategorized by Pete on April 10, 2013

There has been a lot written in the news lately about rural justice issues after an unarmed VPSO responding to a domestic disturbance was shot and killed in Manokotak.  I kind of want to hang on to these and remember them beyond a bookmark in my browser, so I’m pasting them in here.  Some are editorials, some are more “newsy,” and most are from Alaska Dispatch.

The sexual assault epidemic in rural Alaska, and the response it generates, compared to the Steubenville story.

The brouhaha over Lisa Murkowski excluding Alaska natives from the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Lisa’s response.

And a response to the response.

And an editorial reminding us that on some level, we all share in the blame.

Phew!  Lot here.  I’m glad I can at last close these tabs though.  ; – )