According to The National Hotline for Domestic Violence, it’s common for victims of trauma to go back to their abusers because while they want the violence to stop, they don’t want the relationship to end.Their relationship wasn’t violent in the beginning. She and Sanders knew each other in high school, but didn’t date until they were 21. He wanted her to have his grandmother’s wedding ring.As soon as she saw a nurse, she asked for directions to a bathroom. Help me, please.” While the nurse treated the injuries on her face, the two officers came over.
He slapped her and shoved her into the car door until she begged him to let her pull over so she could use a restroom.
She knew Genesee Hospital was nearby and speedily turned into the emergency room entrance.
“Sending survivors of domestic violence who act to protect themselves to prison for long sentences is incompatible with modern notions of fairness and humanity,” Hassell-Thompson wrote in a 2013 press release.
Dadou wants to change the system that failed to protect her.
Sanders told her to park close to a window so he could watch her.
“If I see you talk to anybody, I’m going to burn your car to the ground,” he warned her while holding up a bottle of whiskey and his lighter.While running back into her mom’s house, she says she heard him scream, “Bitch, get back here.” As she ran from Sanders, she heard the car pull away. Not realizing her shot had hit him, she was worried that he would be out looking for her.“I thought to myself, I’m glad I didn’t shoot him, but I was so scared he would find me and kill me,” she says.She walked into the emergency room with her face swelling and the taste of blood in her mouth.On-duty police officers were standing in the emergency room triage area.She was in love with Sanders, but wasn’t ready for marriage, she explains.