A woman was attacked Friday morning by a man who forced his way into her home.
Her 3-year-old daughter sat on the couch watching cartoons while the woman was repeatedly punched and kicked by the attacker.
All of it was videotaped on a nanny-cam, which is how we get to see it. The brutality is breath taking.
But when we note New Jersey toughness, it's not the bravado that is satarized on late TV, but in this case, the will of this woman to protect her child.
She told News 12 New Jersey that she didn't scream because she was afraid she'd alarm her daughter, and that the attacker would turn his wrath onto the child.
"I took it," she said. "I didn't cry the entire time."
-- Bill Miller