The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned about the homicide of Jamie Johnson, age 36, in Pickens County, Alabama. According to local media reports, 51 year-old Anita Hill has been arrested and charged with shooting her son's boyfriend of four years in the back at a Love's Truck Stop. As of now, local authorities are not investigating this as a hate violence homicide and are saying Hill's motive is that Johnson was in a "violent" relationship with her son.
Today, the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released guidance on a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to inform the intimate partner and sexual violence field about the new nondiscrimination grant condition within the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, an queer (LGBTQ) survivors from discrimination.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner homicide of Kurtland Ma in West Hollywood, California. According to local media sources, Ma was discovered, stabbed to death, on Saturday, March 29th in apartment he shared with his boyfriend, Andre Damiane Davids. Davids has since been arrested and is being held in connection with Ma's death.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) supports actions happening across the country on April 5th 2014 as a part of the Not 1 More Deportation Campaign, coordinated by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, to demand an end to the record breaking numbers of deportations of undocumented immigrants. On April 5th, 2014 it is expected that two million immigrants will have been deported under the Obama Administration, more deportations than any other administration. NCAVP joins our voices to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer organizations supporting the Not 1 More campaign, through the leadership of Southerners on New Ground (SONG).
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