NEW YORK (AP) — The stalking victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers is urging more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight terrorism.
New York social worker Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.
She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and each man who committed domestic terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.
She says cyber stalking and electronic warfare are a new look for domestic violence.
She says she believes police didn’t respond to her repeated reports about Thompson because the threats came from phones and computers.
Thompson pleaded guilty in June and apologized at Wednesday’s sentencing.