Quinte, On. real estate agent: Police Chief Does Great Service To Women

Police Chief Does Great Service To Women

There is a lot of local buzz regarding the decision made by Belleville's Police Chief to come forward with allegations of domestic abuse. Terry Chenier outlines the main point quite well in his post. It was a very courageous decision, and she should be applauded for it.

Cory McMullan, the first female chief of police in Belleville Ontario, is no stranger to violence. She and her department investigate it on a daily basis. Spousal abuse, while commonplace, is rarely reported and is not identified by police and the crime is usually faceless.

Until now. Cory herself has stepped forward and identified herself as the victim of spousal abuse. Her husband has been charged and an external police department has been called in to work the case. 

While used to being in the spotlight in her position, identifying herself as a victim of crime was not easy, nor was it made lightly. It wasn't an easy decision she said, but a message needed to be sent. Abused women are reluctant to come forward due to the stigma attached and this needed to stop.

Brave woman and a trail-blazer.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsMalcolm Johnston • August 19 2010 07:52PM

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Wow! That was bravo of her and so important for so many women.  I command her for her bravery and service to all women out there who are in that kind of a situation/

Posted by Faina Reinhardt (HotRentalsNY.com) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm,

Thanks for re- post. I did miss Terry's original post and I think it worthy of repeating.

Sergio

Posted by Sergio DePinto (Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area) almost 8 years ago

Now there's a courageous woman...and her husband must not be the brightest star in the sky--she does have a loaded weapon at her disposal...

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 8 years ago

Domestic violence is about power and control, and here is a woman with loads of power and control professionally.  This is a great illustration of how domestic violence has everything to do with the aggressor's failings, personality and problems, and nothing to do with the victim, other than the unfortunate fact that she is in a relationship with him and is the target.

Posted by Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca) almost 8 years ago

Good for her Malcolm. How hard it must have been and especially in her position. Kudos to her!  Belleville has one smart cop heading up the force!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

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