Topeka Kansas To Decriminalize Domestic Violence

Submitted by: mystreT 5 years ago in
http://www.thefrisky.com/2011-10-06/topeka-kansas-considers-decriminalizing-domestic-violence/

Don"t know if appropriate for I-A-B but should create discussion, probably some horrible discussion.
There are 21 comments:
Male 12,365
[quote]the difference was that he was more than able to walk away, a luxury some women do not have.[/quote]

And others do. And some men don`t.

I realise that your position is less extreme than normal. You call men "chauvinists" if they say they don`t want male victims blamed or at best ignored. You consider DV to be fundamentally and significantly different solely on the basis of the sexes of the people involved, with male on female being the worst and female on male being the least bad. But you acknowledge that it exists and you don`t immediately jump to blaming the victim, which makes you less sexist than normal when it comes to domestic violence.

Or maybe I`ve misunderstood and you`re trying a new way to dismiss consideration of male victims of DV, now that the status quo of blaming them, laughing at them or at best ignoring them is being questioned.
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Male 4,902
@botfly, is there somewhere I can sign up for this?
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Female 7,866
Ok, Sorry too Jen ( poo happens though) but, you must know how impossible it is for someone in daily fear of their life to take a stand. This is why DV was pushed up the agenda. Just because people misuse the law is no reason to put those lives at risk. Usually that attitude is from those who have no clue what it is like. Reword it perhaps, but a third party must prosecute and be able to do it without the co-operation of the victim.
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Female 4,086
stupid. and mitt romney wants to reverse Roe v. Wade if elected.

sounds like open season on females. i weep for our future.

oh, and before some male chauvanist jumps on me for my opinions, i know that some males are victims of domestic violence. i once lived next door to a 6`3" man repeatedly terrorized by a 5` female with a pair of high heels. but the difference was that he was more than able to walk away, a luxury some women do not have.
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Male 15,510
Are we back to the 50s ?
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Male 616
In Virginia, it`s still legal to beat your wife, on the courtroom steps, on Sunday.
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Female 123
Madduck. I am very sorry you and your children went through that. And yes I have been victim of domestic violence from the age of 16 to 21. In fact, my daughter and myself are very lucky to be alive today. Law enforcement was never involved because I was brainwashed by him. Most of the people being prosecuted by these zero tolerance laws are not abusers. It is usually one mistake that gets them into trouble and branded for life.Here in the midwest this has become a money maker for law enforcement usually costing someone about $10,000 for the duration of the punishment. Ongoing abusers who truly need to be punished are usually low lifes with no job and no way to pay for their crimes. It`s sad but true.
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Male 198
People are still going to get prosecuted, it`s just gotten into a pissing match to see who`s going to foot the bill.

Domestic violence is still against state statute, so it`s still against the law. However, the media tends to use those nice phrases like "decriminalizing" that grabs people`s attention.
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Female 7,866
Domestic Violence is one case where the victim should not be made to press charges- really, they cannot do it. To suggest otherwise is to totally misunderstand the nature of it!
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Male 25,416
a sad day!!!!!!
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Male 17,512
CNN just did a report on this and apparently the city is transferring responsibility for handling these crimes to the county. Domestic violence laws will still be enforced, it will just now be done by the county.
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Male 6,737
Sad.
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Male 500
move to kansas and smack-a-b!tch
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Male 133
Wow, whoever wrote that story really didn`t research the reason or any facts did they? The only DV cases that will not be prosecuted are the ones where no charges are filed by the complainant. If the spouse decides to press charges, they will be pressed. They are simply eliminating the "must prosecute the accused, even if the accuser doesn`t want to" They did not legalize DV, as this story suggests. I recommend whoever thought this story was based on any actual facts take a good look at how gullible you are.
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Female 7,866
Jen-O-Bear, have you ever been a victim of domestic violence? I doubt it, I have, and it needs to be criminal. Many years ago I was in an extremely abusive marriage and at the time it was considered to be up to me to prosecute- I was ( in a nutshell) not in the correct mental state to be able to do that- scared stupid for me and my children. My ex was never held to account for the harm he caused, had it been possible for the police to act as they do now both my children and I would have been spared terrible injury. Just because some people use a law without common sense it does not make that law a bad one. Interpreting the law is for a judge- they should be responsible about it.
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Male 255
"honey pack your stuff we`re moving to Kansas. why? i`ll show you legally when we get there!"
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Male 38,481
I`m not in favor of mandatory prosecution so I`m okay with this.

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Male 835
Aaaaand another reason for me to move out of this god-forsaken right-wing nutjob state.
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Male 4,594
For some reason, this story made me hungry for hot dogs.
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Female 123
This is not making dv against the law. It is just making it so that the county or city isn`t forced to prosecute. It will be up to the victim to press charges. For some victims this will not be a good thing but for most it will. I know here in my town citizens are getting slapped with dv charges for dumb things like calling a girl a slut in a text. That is only one example of many.
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Male 335
Link: Topeka Kansas To Decriminalize Domestic Violence [Rate Link] - Don`t know if appropriate for I-A-B but should create discussion, probably some horrible discussion.
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