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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00393.htm Jigsaw eNews November 2012 Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 3:45 pm Press Release: Jigsaw eNews November 2012 Hi Newsdesk Two recent cases have shown that speaking up about abusive behaviour is really hard - even for the experts. Jigsaw's SKIP Dad and Family Coordinator Quentin Solomon recently saw a man being intimidating and abusive towards his female partner in the Wellington suburb of Newtown. Quentin was in one of about 20 cars stuck in traffic, but he decided to get out of the car and walk towards the couple. He could tell that other people in their vehicles felt uncomfortable with the aggressive actions shown by the man. The first thing he said was "Is everything okay?" The man told him everything was fine and told him to go away. But the woman looked scared and Quentin decided the situation looked hostile. He called 111 and asked for the police. Within five minutes a police car responded and Quentin later was interviewed by the police about what he had seen. "It took about 20-30 minutes of questioning, but it was worth it to know that the woman involved was safe and unharmed." In the Sunday Star Times recently columnist Michael Laws wrote of how he witnessed a woman yelling obscenities at her two small children after school in Whanganui. [....]

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