Nancy Lemon quoted by The Sacramento Bee, April 20, 2018
“If there is really no other evidence besides the victim’s statement at the time of the arrest or right afterward, then it’s much harder to go forward. However, if they do have a lot of other evidence like photos – if the police took a lot of photos – that kind of thing can enable them to go forward without the victim’s testimony.”
Nancy Lemon interviewed by KQED, Nov. 16, 2017
“Guns are used not just to kill people, but also to intimidate people and keep them under control. … [When seeing or hearing domestic abuse,] it’s really important to not just say ‘Oh, they’re at it again,’ but instead to call 911.”
Nancy Lemon quoted by Newsreview.com, Nov. 2, 2017
Even in the absence of any physical violence, “if you look at the big picture, the victim might actually be in danger,” said UC Berkeley’s Lemon. … “Even if there isn’t any violent abuse, the one person’s behavior can make the other feel unsafe and isolated from the world around them.”
Nancy Lemon interviewed by Change Agent Podcast, Sept. 25, 2017
“I wanted to have a powerful tool to help change how women were treated in this society. … So then I volunteered at a battered women’s shelter … I would often stay up all night listening to the women and we did our very first restraining order–one of the women and I–on the kitchen table. … I still remember some of those women and the stories that they told me. I remember doing that [first] restraining order and wanting to help more people.”
Nancy Lemon quoted by NewsReview.com, Jan. 26, 2017
Nancy Lemon … said “a general history of sexism where women aren’t believed as much as men are” has created the environment in which abusive men often gain primary custody of their children against a woman’s protective efforts.
Nancy Lemon quoted by BuzzFeed, August 26, 2016
The lack of supervision, among other issues was … a “miscarriage of justice,” said Nancy Lemon, a leading authority on domestic violence.
Nancy Lemon interviewed on 95.7-FM, Bucher and Towny, September 9, 2014
“The way that we treat athletes starting in high school going through college and into pro sports often gives them the impression that they are somehow above the rules of ordinary people…. We need to take all abuse seriously, even if it’s just the victim of the abuse saying that it happened.”
Nancy Lemon cited by KTVU, January 30, 2014
During the four day trial, Nancy Lemon, UC Berkeley Law lecturer and leading authority on domestic violence, testified that Paulo suffered from battered woman syndrome and had a clear history of being abused physically and emotionally by her boyfriend over several years.
Nancy Lemon quoted in California Lawyer Magazine, January 2013
“Statistically, when battered moms bring up domestic violence in mediation before a custody hearing, they are less likely to be awarded custody,” says Nancy Lemon, a UC Berkeley law professor, FVAP’s legal director, and the drafter of section 3044. “It’s baffling. And the only way to reverse these adverse decisions is via appeal.”
Nancy Lemon quoted in San Jose Mercury News, October 11, 2012
One domestic violence expert in particular, however, says that Mirkarimi fits into the abuser narrative: “denying, not taking responsibility, saying it was just a grab, not a big deal,” said Nancy K.D. Lemon…. It is also typical for victims of domestic violence to minimize the actions of their abusers. “There’s mixed messages coming down,” Lemon said Wednesday. “One of the messages is you can do this and get away with it. That’s dangerous. The second is saying the sheriff is held to a lower standard than his own deputies.”