Here’s a statistic calculated to shock, but from a credible source:
According to the National District Attorneys Association, 10% of violent deaths in the United States are attributable to strangulation. That is a huge number, and one that demands police officers properly investigate and document strangulation cases. Recognizing the signs of strangulation is the first step in prosecuting this type of battery.
Click on through to the link to see the signs. Ever since reading this article we’re looking at everybody’s eyes and eyelids.
No strangulation victims yet, but they’re out there.
The article also explains the technical difference between choking and strangulation. It may be a distinction without a difference to the decedent, but it matters to those who would prosecute him.
We asked Mayor Bloomberg to fund our great new non-profit
moneymaker selfless enterprise, Everytown Against Strangle Violence, but he doesn’t return our calls. He must be a very busy man.