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New York law now makes choking a crime, results in 2,000 arrests from Reuters, 4/7/11

Friday, April 08, 2011


The article reports, “Strangulation, common in domestic abuse cases, is now a crime in New York and already 2,000 people have been arrested under the weeks-old law, authorities said on Thursday. Police and prosecutors, who in the past had difficulty prosecuting such cases because of the lack of visible physical injuries, said the law clearly was needed.”

Read the full article at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/07/us-strangulation-newyork-idUSTRE7367H020110407