An Inclusive Litany

7/8/00

The New York Times reports that, in an effort to protect children's emotional health, New York City officials are likely to seize children from homes in which either of the parents "engage in acts of domestic violence" such as slaps, kicks, shoves, or more serious violence, regardless of whether these acts are directed at the children. This has led to a perverse incentive on the part of battered parents not to report their abuse.

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