… Aggravated assaults [in Arlington] spiked 33 percent. That jump, police said, is largely due to increased reports of domestic strangulation. The Virginia legislature made “strangulation of another,” previously a misdemeanor, a Class 6 felony in 2012, to praise from groups that fight domestic violence. About 30 states have passed similar laws, mostly in the past 10 years, according to the Associated Press.
Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm