In Bed with the Badge is this generations Burning Bed. Ms. Joyce and her brother, Raymond, tell the bloodcurdling story of
how their father, Ray Sheehana retired NYPD Detectiveturned wife-beating into an art form by utilizing the very tactics he
was taught in the police force. In a terrifying moment of kill or be killed, the authors mother, Barbara Sheehan, shot her
husband with his own weapon. Following the not guilty verdict of second-degree murder, Barbara Sheehan, was found "guilty"
of possession of a second weapon and is awaiting appeal of that verdict. The authors recount the details of the years of abuse
their mother and they sustained at the hands of their father, and open up a dialogue about the controversial defense known
as Battered Woman Syndrome.