The Teaneck League of Women Voters has announced that, in honor of Women’s History Month, they will be showing a documentary about the legal issues surrounding domestic abuse situations.
The documentary will be shown on March 17th at 2pm at the Teaneck Library Auditorium, after which there will be a discussion and refreshments. The showing is free and open to the public.
The documentary, “Crime After Crime,” was apparently shown at the Teaneck Film Festival in November of 2012. The award-winning, critically-acclaimed film is the story of Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend who was sentenced to 25-years-to-life for her connection to his murder. When a California law is passed allowing incarcerated domestic violence survivors to reopen their cases, her lawyers begin a fight that encounters corruption, political resistance, and bureaucratic injustice.
The Teaneck League of Women’s Voters is hopeful that the showing will lead to discussion dealing with domestic abuse and efforts by the NJ Legislature and US Congress to deal with the legal battles that ensue.
For more information, see the Teaneck, NJ Patch article entitled, “Documentary on Domestic Violence to Screen in Teaneck.”