I teased ABC last week for its compulsion to confuse fictional clips from Hollywood movies with actuality footage of real-life news events. At least this time when ABC's Hollywood-based David Wright airs clips from Die Hard and Terminator and Cinderella and The Hunger Games he is not trying to confuse us. He is actually reporting on those movies as movies, to illustrate gunplay-and-sex research into the ratings system from the University of Pennsylvania.
For real life violence, Wright's colleague Steve Osunsami brought us a horrible tale of domestic abuse and family revenge in Louisiana's Lafayette Parish. The kinfolk of Bethany Arceneaux decided to take matters into their own hands when her abusive boyfriend Scott Thomas ignored a restraining order. ABC's Osunasami told us that fully half of all domestic violence restraining orders are violated nationwide. Thomas was killed. The sheriff decided that the Arceneaux clan had committed no crime.
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