KSLA News 12 Guest Editorial: Sept. 30th-Domestic Violence - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

KSLA News 12 Guest Editorial: Sept. 30th-Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month .Domestic violence is an epidemic in our community.

It happens every day and can happen to anyone, regardless of race, financial status, or religion. In fact, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their life time. In one recent week, Shreveport police responded to 63 domestic violence calls.

Caddo Parish-Shreveport ranks at the top of the list in the state for the number of domestic violence-related homicides. Chances are you know someone who is currently experiencing or has experienced domestic violence.

What can you do to help end violence against women?

If you suspect domestic violence call the confidential and anonymous, 24 hour Providence House crisis line at 318-226-5015 and report what you've seen, heard or suspect. We will report the incident to the police, who will follow-up on the situation.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you do not have to continue living in fear. We can help by providing a safe place, a safety plan or just information by calling hotline. If you do not have access to a phone, go to a fire station and they will provide emergency treatment and transportation to a safe place.

Imagine a community where no one lives in fear. Let's all do our part.

I'm Simone Hennessee with Providence House.

  • KSLA News 12 EditorialsKSLA News 12 EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: Don't Litter

    Editorial: Don't Litter

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:35:31 GMT

    When it comes to littering. Are we are getting better or worse?

    More >>

    When it comes to littering. Are we are getting better or worse?

    More >>
  • Editorial: Being polite has become a bit of a lost art

    Editorial: Being polite has become a bit of a lost art

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:36:52 GMT
    I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.
    I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.

    I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.

    More >>

    I hope we are all teaching our kids to be respectful of others, to hold doors open, to say please, thank you, yes ma'am and yes sir. We don't need to expect anything in return, just be proud that you were brought up right.

    More >>
  • Editorial: Number of armed school officers should be rising

    Editorial: Number of armed school officers should be rising

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-03-22 03:55:36 GMT
    There may be no clear right way or a wrong way to handle a school shooting.  At least in Maryland, where an armed school resource officer did his job, is an example of a better way, says Joe Sciortino, vice president and general manager of KSLA News 12.There may be no clear right way or a wrong way to handle a school shooting. At least in Maryland, where an armed school resource officer did his job, is an example of a better way, says Joe Sciortino, vice president and general manager of KSLA News 12.
    There may be no clear right way or a wrong way to handle a school shooting.   At least Maryland, where an armed school resource officer did his job, is an example of a better way, says Joe Sciortino, vice president and general manager of KSLA News 12.There may be no clear right way or a wrong way to handle a school shooting. At least Maryland, where an armed school resource officer did his job, is an example of a better way, says Joe Sciortino, vice president and general manager of KSLA News 12.

    Once again, we have a school shooting. This time, in Maryland, an armed school resource officer did his job. He jumped into action and engaged the shooter, who died at the scene. ... I would hope the number of armed school officers is growing.

    More >>

    Once again, we have a school shooting. This time, in Maryland, an armed school resource officer did his job. He jumped into action and engaged the shooter, who died at the scene. ... I would hope the number of armed school officers is growing.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly