Gabby Petito: Tip of the Iceberg of Violence Against Women in America

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
A beautiful 22-year-old, naïve, innocent and cherished young woman lost her life to her fianca in the last week.  The major news networks splashed the drama all over America.  Brian Laundrie, her fianca, remains on the run.  

What's almost beyond understanding stems from the fact that a motorist called 911 to report that Laundrie hit and slapped her alongside the road.  A cop intercepted the couple.  He talked to them. He could see her distress and the cut on her face, but for some reason, he allowed her excuses to not arrest Laundrie.  Of course, Laundrie showed his best, kind and friendly behavior for the cop.  She, like so many women, even defended Laundrie.  From there, the cop let them drive away.  

When in fact, she should have told the police officer, "Please take me into protective custody. I think I'm in grave danger."

When the entire sordid affair comes to a conclusion, more than lik
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