When it comes to matters of sex crimes, rape charges or domestic violence, we in Montgomery County need to know that we should never rush to judgment and assume an individual is guilty until all the facts are in. A recent story that has made national news forcefully makes this point.
In an interesting twist, Maryland State Police reported that two men with the same last name were charged with domestic violence. Both men were in their earlier twenties and both were charged with second-degree assault. The police also reported that it was unclear if the two men were related.
It has been reported that rates of reported domestic violence have increased 30 percent since the economic downturn. Since 2007, allegation of domestic violence has been showing up in Maryland neighborhoods where it was never thought to be present.