A domestic violence survivor's story, new bill proposes 'justice' for survivors
The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, a bill that is currently in the senate rules committee, would allow judges to sentence domestic violence survivors convicted of crimes directly related to the abuse they suffered to shorter prison terms, or in some cases, an alternative-to-incarceration program. We examine this bill and talk with a supporter of the bill, Kim Dadou. Dadou shot and killed her boyfriend in 1991 after suffering from repeated abuse, including the moment when she fired at him. Watch video above.
Also in this episode, our reporters gather at the roundtable to discuss the New York Racing Authority (NYRA) allegations, Joe Bruno’s re-indictment, and President Obama’s upcoming visit to upstate.