Purple Berets

The Purple Berets is a grassroots, in-your-face women's rights group dedicated to gaining equal justice for women. We work as advocates for women who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and we do direct action political organizing to make system-wide change to give women access to justice.

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Barbara Sheehan, Photo by Noelle HanrahanIn Defense of  Barbara Sheehan:
When a Battered Woman Kills

The Trial of Barbara Sheehan

Purple Berets report on the second-degree murder trial of a Queens, New York woman who killed her husband, a retired New York City police sergeant, who had beaten and terrorized her for two decades.

Barbara Sheehan Acquitted of Murder!

On October 6th after just three days of deliberation, a Queens, New York jury found Barbara Sheehan not guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, retired NYPD Sgt. Raymond Sheehan.

Purple Berets’ Conduct National Project on
Police Domestic Violence

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