The details of new domestic violence allegations against George Zimmerman are horrifying: He allegedly pointed a gun at the woman known only as his girlfriend. He allegedly broke a glass coffee table and barricaded the door after shoving her out of the house, according to the arrest report. Today, at a court hearing, prosecutors claim there was a previous unreported incident during which he allegedly choked his girlfriend.
And though the incident itself is terrifying for the presumed victim, it's not all that surprising. Zimmerman had previously been suspected of domestic violence, though charges never came through because he smashed the iPad allegedly containing the video of key evidence against him.
All too often, incidents of domestic violence aren't the first time a partner has threatened the woman he is in an intimate relationship with. In an age in which we are constantly trying to calculate the next attack, incidents of domestic violence are by comparison almost easy to predict.
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