On a recent episode of Police Women of Memphis on TLC, officers respond to a domestic violence call that involved a gay male couple. Officer Joy Jefferson said it was ""worst crime scene" that she'd seen in some time. Said the officer: "The windows were broken out, blood was splattered on the walls ... it was a really terrible scene."
"He came in here and attacked me with a knife. Acting crazy, poking me with a knife, telling me to get up" explained the suspect's boyfriend, identified as Thomas. "He stuck the knife up to me ... and threatened to kill me."
Officer Jefferson offered some good advice. "You have a lot of cleaning up to do, but you can start anew. Clean up this no-good man in your life, clean up your space, and you start over, okay? Five years is enough."
Thomas' partner was seen taken into custody and was eventually convicted of aggravated assault.
About one quarter of all LGBT relationships include abuse, reports ShowMeLoveDC. LGBT youth are at much higher risk of dating and domestic violence than their straight peers. Via Advocate.com, watch the segment WHEN YOU JUMP ...