It's a familiar story. A mother and father fight, shouting at first, then grabbing one another, and it ends with one of them bruised and bloodied. Police arrive. They cuff the perpetrator. A social worker takes the children into custody.
But in a twist, the police put the cuffs on the parent who's bleeding.
Why would the police arrest a woman who's been abused, rather than her abuser?
Because in this case it was the father who had been abused, not the mother. And despite his explanation that he was the victim, the police cuffed him anyway.
Here's the story about David Woods, by Glenn Sacks and Ned Holstein:
No one believed me.
Please let me know what you think.