Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings calls on Dallas men to stop domestic violence

by Manju Alexander | Jan 14, 2013

Mayor Mike Rawlings makes an emotional plea to Dallas men to stop domestic violence

by Christina Rosales
January 14, 2013
The Dallas Morning News

Mayor Mike Rawlings, backed by Police Chief David Brown and domestic violence victim advocates, made an emotional plea to the city of Dallas, and the men in particular, to stop domestic violence.

“It’s our fault,” the mayor said at the press conference Monday afternoon at Dallas City Hall. “It’s not the women’s fault.”

The mayor spoke to media about the jump in homicides in Dallas in the past year, which Brown has said recently can be attributed to family violence.

“We want to make it known that any violent act toward a woman will not be tolerated by the men in the city,” Rawlings said.

The mayor also introduced his idea for a public awareness campaign, “to change the male culture” in the city, that will launch in the spring. He said he has an executive team selected already, including Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House, State Rep. Rafael Anchia and Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten and Marco Rivera.

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