Actor Michael Jace, best known for his role as Detective Lowe on the “The Shield,” was arrested on homicide charges after he shot his wife, April Jace, to death in front of their two children then called the police around 8:30pm to report the crime. “I shot my wife,” he told police dispatchers. April was found dead by police when they arrived at the couple’s Hyde Park neighborhood home.
We are deeply disturbed by footage on TMZ that shows a Jace appearing calm and collected as police questioned him at his home.
The motive behind the grisly shooting is being investigated as domestic violence. ‘It looks to have started as a domestic-related incident,’ Officer Sara Faden told the Los Angeles Times. Michael and April celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary just last month.
Jace’s bail was set at $1 million.
We are perplexed at the increase of domestic violence occurrences that have recently been brought to light. Actor Columbus Short allegedly threatened to kill himself and his wife. He was later fired from “Scandal.” R&B singer The Dream was also arrested for allegedly assaulting his baby’s mother while she was pregnant.
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year and almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner (NCADV). It’s a shame that women are being beaten and killed at the hands of someone who claims to love them.
Whoopi Goldberg came under fire recently for statements that went against traditional standards of how we view violence against women. “If someone hits you, you have the right to hit them back,” she said in the video posted on her Facebook page. (Watch it, here).
With all the recent cases of DV, what are your thoughts on this horrible crime and Whoopi’s comment?
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"