This week I saw a video that I regret seeing. The 2 minute video produced a range of emotions within me. Shock turned into anger and anger turned into frustration.
The video in question depicts NFL superstar Ray Rice grabbing his then fiancé’ Janay Palmer by the arm into an elevator and delivering a blow to the face that would render her unconscious? completely immobile for several seconds.
I consider myself to be an intelligent level headed person who believes that human beings are capable of using non-violent tactics to resolve disputes. After watching the video I concluded perhaps idealistically that Ray Rice would at least be arrested and fired immediately from the NFL for inflicting abuse and carrying out a vicious assault on a woman of slight stature and the mother of his little girl.
Editorial Manager, Helping Every Youth Magazine