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National Spotlight for Mike Ross, Domestic Violence Plan
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross took to the national scene Wednesday to discuss his ambitious plan to address domestic violence in the Natural State.
Ross' plan, as explained to MSNBC's Tamron Hall, includes training police in lethality assessment, boosting funding for shelters, and creating a protective order database accessible to law enforcement and court officials across the state. Ross says his inspiration behind this plan stems from the gruesome 2012 murder of 21-year-old Arkansas resident Laura Aceves.
Arkansas consistently ranks as one of the worst in the nation when it comes to men killing women, something Ross says he believes stems from domestic violence.
Ross' Republican opponent, Asa Hutchinson, announced an earlier plan of his own which includes more tools and resources for prosecutors, strengthening the parole system with additional parole officers, funding effective reentry programs for convicts and providing additional support for drug treatment courts.
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