The tip of the iceberg

As a survivor of domestic abuse, I find Kristen Baesler’s behaviour chilling, especially as the police will hear about just the latest, just the worst of that tragic pattern of thought and action.

What do you do when struck by that rush of adrenaline, that flush of anger? Do you have what it takes to confront that gap between your expectations and reality? And if not – when you, the public servant, realize that you have committed a violent crime, do you first fear for your own pocketbook or for the integrity of the state? Do you have what it takes to resign?