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Targeted Podcast True Crime Domestic Violence

Oct 30, 2018

Police were annoyed in the 1980s because they felt like they were being asked to be social workers.  It took legislators to change the law enforcement practices (and hopefully, attitudes) with laws designed to require arrests for those accused of domestic violence.  

The consequences of the new laws took some...


Oct 23, 2018

“Whatever happens, happens. But it was worth doing even if we lose the case.  The City of Torrington will be more careful next time.”  Burton Weinstein, lawyer for Tracey Thurman

In June of 1985, Tracey sued the City of Torrington, and its police officers, for $3.5 million dollars.   

This was landmark case, as it...


Oct 16, 2018

Alone, permanently disabled, and unable to work, Tracey Thurman sued the City of Torrington for violating her rights because they did not protect her from her husband’s abuse as they consistently refused to seriously respond to domestic violence.

 

As Tracey's lawyer said, "Needless avoidable human suffering caused by...


Oct 9, 2018

When Buck Thurman assaulted his wife, Tracey Thurman for the final time in June 1983, their son CJ wasn’t yet two years old.  After stabbing her and stomping on her, Buck ran into the apartment she was staying in and grabbed CJ, bringing him out to see his mother laying limply in the glass, slowly bleeding out.  Buck...


Oct 2, 2018

Most of the time when we hear about domestic violence in the news, it’s because something tragic happened.  Usually it’s a perpetrator who assaulted a target, causing extreme injury or even death, such as in the case of Tracey Thurman when Buck stabbed her 13 times and stomped on her while a police officer did...