Why Does This New Video Matter Now?

September 10, 2014 6:28 PM

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As an ER doctor who has treated and advocated for victims of domestic violence for over 20 year I have asked myself: Why now? Why are we reacting to a video as opposed to the act of partner violence? I was horrified by the first video, showing Ray Rice dragging his girlfriend's unconscious body out of an elevator!

At that time, before we saw this recent video, people should have been just as appalled, outraged and speaking out this way. And the NFL should have handed down these sanctions right from the beginning. I remember thinking the initial NFL penalty of a two-game suspension, which was less than for a d...

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