Why? Was it the fact that [Amanda Ross] did not fit our stereotypical victim of domestic violence? The 29-year-old Caucasian female was from a highly respected family in Lexington. She held an executive position in state government. She was well educated, well connected, and well known. Her ex-fianc and accused assailant is the son of a former Kentucky governor and active in state politics. Oh no. ..this type of crime doesn't happen to this type of woman. Is it getting too close to our own cozy and comfortable "backyard"?Let's honor Amanda Ross by formulating, passing, funding, and enforcing an Amanda's Law in the 2010 legislature so domestic violence doesn't have to happen in anyone's "backyard."