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"..they heard shots. They said she then 'calmly walked away.'"

A number of you have been emailing me a href=”http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/woman-charged-with-killing-344266.html?cxtype=rss_news_128746″this article about the lobbyist in Atlanta/a who killed her husband: br /br /blockquoteA 45-year-old woman, charged with ending a domestic dispute by killing her 26-year-old husband of five days, is a registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence.br /br /Arelisha Bridges was ordered held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this month on charges of felony murder, murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.br /br /Officials said Bridges claimed she was unemployed. But records show she is a lobbyist for an organization called the National Declaration for Domestic Violence Order; its Web site says the group is pushing legislation to create a database of those convicted of sex crimes or domestic abuse.br /br /Witnesses told police that Bridges was wearing a nightgown and a shower cap as she argued with Rankins on the sidewalk on North Avenue near West Peachtree Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday.br /br /And moments later, witnesses said, they heard shots. They said she then “calmly walked away….”br /br /Bridges’ group isn’t among the prominent domestic violence lobbying groups in Georgia, said Kirsten Rambo, the executive director of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.br /br /”This is the first I’ve heard about that organization,” Rambo said. “I certainly couldn’t say if they were legitimate or not,” she said, adding, “It’s certainly a new name to me.” /blockquotebr /br /I thought Rambo’s explanation was a little funny, if not telling of where she stands. It’s as if she’s saying, “if a woman kills her husband and is not part of a span style=”font-style:italic;”prominent/span domestic violence lobbying group, it doesn’t really count then, does it?” Or at least she is trying to distance herself and her organization from this violent act. br /br /These sexist lobbying groups need to open their minds to the fact that women kill and injure men and that their lack of concern allows it to flourish. Perhaps, like the gem in the article who killed her husband, when a man is hurt or killed, they are unconcerned and “calmly walk away.”