I’ve noted on countless occasions that when a woman commits domestic violence, we don’t call it “domestic violence.” In this story, Rebecca Harvey allegedly rammed her ex-husband’s car while their three children were in his car.

She’s been arrested, and is being charged with felony charge of reckless conduct and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. I’m sure she will probably be sentenced to a fine of at least $25 and a minimum of a half hour of community service. It will hurt her in family court, too–possible sanctions include a disapproving look from the judge.

Beyond Rebecca Harvey’s violence–which, since it was committed by a woman isn’t really violence at all and will not be treated as such–she’s a real charmer. She’s an attorney and according to the story, during her divorce:

“In spite of her membership in the N.H. Bar Association and law degree, Rebecca asked the court to rule she should not have to work outside the home while their children were minors and cited depression as limiting her ability to work. The court ruled her depression was short-term and brought on by the divorce — which included splitting $2.9 million — and ordered her to establish an income source.

“She also asked for alimony for life and argued that $3,000 a month in alimony — in addition to $6,000 a month in child support — was insufficient.”

Rebecca Harvey’s chump mother-in-law and father-in-law also loaned her and her ex-husband $275,000 while they were married, and she won the right in court to stiff the elderly couple.

The domestic violence story is below. A previous story about their divorce can be found here.

Mom reportedly rams car with kids inside
By Elizabeth Dinan
August 21, 2007 1:27 PM

PORTSMOUTH — A local lawyer who took her multi-million dollar divorce to the state Supreme Court is facing four criminal charges alleging she rammed her car into one driven by her former husband with their three children inside.
Rebecca Harvey, 44, of 48 Ball Street, was arrested July 4 by Portsmouth police on a felony charge of reckless conduct and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to the complaints, filed by Officer Adam Kozlowski, Harvey placed her former husband — Islington Street dentist Paul Harvey Jr. — “in danger of serious bodily injury” when she “used her vehicle to push his vehicle while he was inside.”
The three counts of child endangerment allege she “purposely violated a duty of care” by endangering the welfare of their three children who were in Paul’s car when she struck it with hers.
In April of 2006, the couple’s divorce proceedings became public when the N.H. Supreme Court released a decision on their cross appeals of seven decisions made by a lower divorce court.
In spite of her membership in the N.H. Bar Association and law degree, Rebecca asked the court to rule she should not have to work outside the home while their children were minors and cited depression as limiting her ability to work. The court ruled her depression was short-term and brought on by the divorce — which included splitting $2.9 million — and ordered her to establish an income source.
She also asked for alimony for life and argued that $3,000 a month in alimony — in addition to $6,000 a month in child support — was insufficient.
Harvey was scheduled for an August 21 Portsmouth District Court hearing on the endangerment charges, but with permission from Judge Stephen Morrison, the case was continued until September 25.

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