Here's my .02 cents:
I don't understand how one can differenate<SP> domestic assault vs. plain old "regular" assault.
You struck another person and you shouldn't have-that's against the law.
But it seems to me that domestic violence laws give special weight to some while denying it to others.
Just like "hate crime" laws. If you commit a crime against another, there are laws to deal with that but the Judge has to enforce them.
I can assure that there are Judges that have such a corrupted sense of right and wrong that getting them to apply the law equally and actually paying attention to the evidence is a tall order, even on a good day.
How can we expect the system to work when those who are charged with enforcing the laws equally
are nothing more than glorified lawyers?
What is a Lawyer?
A person who prostitutes their sense of right and wrong to the highest bidder....Yea, that's integrity!
And these are some of the very same clowns who write
Did you know that in Kansas for example, if you've ever been ACCUSED of domestic violence, you can't buy a firearm.
Not convicted, ACCUSED.
So someone is denied a constitutional right for being accused? How can that be right?
Even if the accusation is a bare-faced lie, it doesn't matter-you are accused.
Welcome to the new Amerika.
And here's the wierdest thing in the world, bar-none,
relating to domestic violence
In my experience with domestic violence as a first-responder (EMT-A) and happining to be in the right place at the right time, the woman usually loses for reasons of simple anatomy-they're usually never as good at violence as men are-although I have seen a few surprises!
However, when a woman get's slapped, punched, shoved or otherwise assaulted in the presence of other men, real men
it's usually the abusers turn to get slapped, punched and mauled
This is usually when it is discovered that the guy who abuses the woman isn't a very good fighter.
Right about that time, the woman who was just abused by this clown startes attacking those who have stepped in to defend her
from the very person who just assaulted her.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME?!?!??!?!!?!
Now I know that you might think that I'm making light of this subject, but I have a confession to make here:
I'm just exiting from a marriage that can be best described as "stormy", I have had things thrown at me, I have been pushed, lashed out at, struck and tourmented, while being accused
of things that were not only outright lies, but physically impossible.
I can assure anyone that had I even begun
to do any of the things that I was accused of, she would have enjoyed having me jailed if for no other reason than the enormous feeling of power it would have given her-and all it would have taken is her word-little else.
I'm a pretty large guy and I can assure you also that I had I ever laid a hand on her, she'd have proof
I would have been removed from my home, handcuffed and told to find another place to live all the while having the stigma of "Wife beater" placed on me.
When it comes to that
kind of "He said, she said", there's nothing on earth that could ever convince anyone that the man isn't wrong.
Could I say I was "abused"?
Man, I don't know. Maybe I was and maybe not...
Suffice it to say this, I use to have terriable headaches and I thought it was from an accident I had in 1994.
She left in November and I haven't had nearly
as many headaches. It's over, she's gone, I'm glad.
Having said all that:
The problem is as I see it, a runaway judiciary that has lost touch with the reason it is supposed to exist-to uphold the law and protect the public. There is painfully little oversight of these judges and why don't they have citizen oversight like some police departments do?
These clowns answer to no one!
Think about it, when was the last time you heard of a judge being disiplined for an erronious ruling?
When was the last time you heard of a judge being called to account for dropping the ball and turning a killer loose on society, or worse, giving a child molester a pass so he can do it again-just like we all saw in Florida?
What do judges care?
They live in their gated communities and probably won't have to deal with the mess they helped create, but you and I might.
Fellow TCS members, all I want and I think we all deserve ACCOUNTABILITY from those who enforce the law and we're not getting it
Why do you think that domestic violence laws came about?
BECAUSE JUDGES WEREN'T ENFORCING THE LAWS FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY THAT WERE ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.
Although it should be said that these laws have taken the battered "domestic" out of the loop because for years, many wouldn't testify.
Because laws were so lax, the accused would be out within if not hours, then days.
So, How did this all come about?
The Mass. supreame court decided for the entire nation that gay marriage was allowable. Think about that-four judges decided for over 250 million Americans and 5000 years of what a marriage really is and told us that they know best.
As I read the story about this domestic assault, the judge did what the law required him to do, now he's being critisized for not
being an activist.
This guy can't win for losing!
As far as the gay marriage thing, I think that they are just trying to stop gay people from having intimate relations.
If THAT is true, then the fastest way to stop it is to LET THEM GET MARRIED!
I'm sure that this ruling will be overturned and the judge that made it, although it appears he was following the law, will be run out of town on a rail, drawn and quatered, flailed and crucified.
It seems to me that these days, judges don't usually follow the law so much as they make the "correct" rulings.
I am convinced that our judiciary is bought and paid for and it wasn't with our money.......
Which is exactly
the reason I tossed my notice for jury duty-I want no part of this broken, corrupt and morally bankrupt legal system.