“What our society needs to learn from the Ray Rice scandal” first appeared on PeoplesWorld.org on September 17, 2014. Read it on PeoplesWorld.org.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
Last week, I wrote that a fading story surrounding the violent assault on Janay Palmer Rice by her then-fiancé and now husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, had gotten new legs.
What triggered this renewed attention was the public release of a new tape – a second tape – that shows Ray Rice knocking out Janay with two powerful blows to her face in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino hotel in February. The first tape had shown Ray Rice dragging her unconscious off the elevator, but not the actual assault.