Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence
Birmingham Police say one in every three calls they respond to is a report of domestic violence. They say on average they’re answering roughly 12,000 domestic violence calls per year, but thousands more go unreported. And that’s something that police and community leaders want to change through public education and awareness. Nick Patterson from the weekly newspaper Weld reports on an effort to stop the cycle of abuse and domestic violence in Birmingham and north-central Alabama.
Photo by dualdflipflop
Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.
Humane Society Approved for New 27-acre Facility in Titusville
The Birmingham City Council Tuesday transferred ownership of the property in Titusville to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Despite overwhelming support from residents, some in the neighborhood voiced concerns about the move. Hear more from Nick Patterson of Weld.