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Mother Fights For Domestic Violence Protection Law

Last updated on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The mother of an Indianapolis woman lost to domestic violence is focusing all of her energy into helping women like her daughter.

Watasha Radford Clark was shot June 21st, 2008. Her boyfriend, Chris Gordon, is currently awaiting trial for murder in her death.

Watasha's mother, Sandra Radford has been collecting signatures to gather support for what she calls the Watasha Kenyata Law. The law would allow bystanders who witness abuse to press charges against the abuser without the victim's consent or testimony.

Radford says too often, victims are too scared or to emotionally attached to their abusers to press charges in cases of domestic violence. Radford believes such a law would take the control an abuser has over a victim away.

Radford has also created a non-profit organization in her daughter's name, dedicated to offering assistance to victims, their children, and their extended families in Indiana.

Radford says she is currently raising funds to support a program that would help battered women re-locate and start a new life away from the source of their abuse.

Information about the Watasha Radford Clark Organization is available on their website at www.atrueangelwatasha.org.

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