Contrary to the victims, perpetrators of domestic violence (when in the relationship) aren't as easy to spot. Read on to find out why and what to look for.

There are two ways to be seen as "superior" or as better then someone else - one's a good way and the other's a bad way. The good way is to possess a talent, quality or skill that differentiates yourself from others; the bad way is to tear others or someone else down in order to rise above – want to guess which way abusers swing?

Everyone loves a good laugh so how can you tell if the joke's really not funny? Easy: with good jokes, everyone's laughing – including the person who may be subject of the joke – but when the subject of the joke is ashamed, uncomfortable or hurt (everyone's laughing except for him/her) it's not a good joke, it's being mean.

A PsyD isn't needed for anyone to pick up on discomfort; it's what prompts us to ask "Are you ok?" because we sense that something isn't right. Abusers like to "make jokes" at their victims' expenses because it keeps victims shut down: quiet, shy, withdrawn and to outsiders it makes victims look undesirable: stupid, silly and/or incompetent.

Try to come to a victim's defense and you'll either become the target of the next "joke" or his aggression (cause then it's not funny anymore) AND she'll "get it" from him once the party's over: "Whose that idiot who said he actually liked your cooking, huh?!" Try to give him "a taste of his own medicine" and she'll get it even worse, especially if the joke hits home or is something she's told you about him.

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A Sacramento couple is without their 5 month old baby after Child Protective Services sent in the police to forcibly remove the child from their care.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2013 on the incident which was triggered when Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took baby Sammy out of Sutter Memorial Hospital and sought a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, a rival hospital, for Sammy's flu-like symptoms.

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Anna and Alex were concerned about the quality of care baby Sammy was receiving at Sutter where he was admitted nearly two weeks ago. At one point, Anna questioned the antibiotics Sammy was being given and was alarmed that the nurse administering the treatment didn't know why the child was receiving them. Anna claims that a doctor later said that Sammy should not have been receiving the medication.

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Maui family court judge resigns

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui family court judge resigned on the same day that a tampering complaint was filed against her.

The Maui News reports that Mimi DesJardins resigned as a 2nd Circuit Family Court judge on Tuesday. That is the same day a complaint was filed in Wailuku District Court charging her with tampering with a government record.

Desjardins was unanimously confirmed to the bench in late January.

The Maui News says the complaint alleges that DesJardins falsely made, completed or altered, or made a false entry in 10 documents on Feb. 17. The documents are needed to hold someone in custody longer than 48 hours from the time of arrest.

DesJardins is scheduled to appear May 2 in Wailuku District Court.

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Mimi DesJardins resigned as a 2nd Circuit Family Court judge Tuesday, the same day a complaint was filed in Wailuku District Court charging her with tampering with a government record, according to the state Judiciary.

The complaint alleges that DesJardins falsely made, completed or altered, or made a false entry in 10 judicial determination of probable cause documents Feb. 17. A judicial determination of probable cause is required to hold someone in custody longer than 48 hours from the time of arrest.

Deputy Attorney General Christopher Young said Wednesday that he couldn't provide additional details "at this point" about the charge, which is based on an investigation by the state attorney general's office.

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Cybercrime is on the rise, one of the most rapidly growing areas of prosecuted crime. Hackers may be computer geeks with malicious intent, identity thieves, spies, traders in illegal pornography or businesses attempting to disrupt competitor's websites. The impact on society can be staggering, ranging from downed systems for vital infrastructure like hospitals or emergency response systems to financial cost. Brand damage is difficult to measure, and the cost to repair and prevent future damage from hackers annually runs into the billions.