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Domestic Violence Proclamation
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Oct 10, 2010, 23:00

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, City of Bainbridge and Decatur County presented proclamations on September 29th.

Above, City and County officials,  Bainbridge Public Safety, Decatur County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office participated in the brief ceremony.

Larry Nichols also announced that the 1st Annual Candle Light Vigil in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will be held on Thursday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Nichols has organized the Decatur County Citizens Against Domestic Violence and invites everyone in the community to the event that will be held at the J.O. Smith Building behind 1st United Methodist Church on Troupe Street.

We began the month with Like a Pimp Drags His Prostitute, with Michael Garrett, Assistant District Attorney for Domestic Violence, witnessing a domestic incident but the victim did not want any charges to be brought.  More incidents and information will be presented through this week.

Proclamation

Whereas,
home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love, tranquility, and security. For most of us, home and family are among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many Americans, these blessings are tarnished by violence and fear, and

Whereas,
domestic violence is more than the occasional family dispute, and

Whereas,
women are not the only targets; young children and the elderly also are victims. Sadly, emotional scars are often permanent, and

Whereas, 
a coalition of organizations has emerged to directly confront this
crisis in our community. Law enforcement officials, those involved with shelters and hotline services, health care providers, the Clergy and other concerned citizens are helping in the effort to end domestic violence. We must recognize the compassion and dedication of these volunteers and professionals applaud their efforts and increase public understanding of this important problem

Now Therefore It be Proclaimed,
the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urge all citizens to observe this month by learning more about domestic violence, supporting those who are trying to help, and participating in community awareness and remedial efforts.



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