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Old 10-12-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Apparently it is o.k. to hit your wife, spouse or otherwise in Topeka, Kansas as they will not prosecute those kinds of cases. WTF. The city cites money problems as the reason. Of course, there is a simple solution to that problem...just charge the defendants that are convicted a large enough fine to cover the costs. This is crazy.

Domestic Violence Law Repealed By Lawmakers In Topeka, Kansas
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Consider the source.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Consider the source.
California released convicted criminals from prisons because of budget cuts. Where's the faux outrage for that? Oh, because California did it, they must have had a good reason
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I suggest the city make a discounted mass purchase of domestically manufactured pistols and provide every female in town with one along with proper training on how and when to shoot. That would put a quick end to domestic bullying and one sided violence. Realizing their victims can fight back stops most bullies. Fighting back lethally stops the rest.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Yeah but those union police and guards and the like are still assured their pensions and overtime pay.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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I suggest the city make a discounted mass purchase of domestically manufactured pistols and provide every female in town with one along with proper training on how and when to shoot. That would put a quick end to domestic bullying and one sided violence. Realizing their victims can fight back stops most bullies. Fighting back lethally stops the rest.
So your all giddy about killing a perpetrator of domestic violence but shudder at the thought of going after terrorists?? One lost pup you are.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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California released convicted criminals from prisons because of budget cuts. Where's the faux outrage for that? Oh, because California did it, they must have had a good reason
If that had been published in the Huffington Post, then I would not believe it either. It is not a credible publication.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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If that had been published in the Huffington Post, then I would not believe it either. It is not a credible publication.

Domestic violence law repealed in Topeka, Ks., to save money - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/12/3202359/domestic-violence-law-repealed.html - broken link)

So I am assuming that you will now admit that the Huffington Post is a credible publication? Of course not. Typical.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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I suggest the city make a discounted mass purchase of domestically manufactured pistols and provide every female in town with one along with proper training on how and when to shoot. That would put a quick end to domestic bullying and one sided violence. Realizing their victims can fight back stops most bullies. Fighting back lethally stops the rest.
Domestic violence cuts both ways but you just don't hear much about the men whose wives beat them. I think Kansas is wrong on this one but I understand the budget constraints. It is a terrible message they are sending and hopefully self-defense class popularity will skyrocket. KS has many laws which are to the benefit of those defending themselves from lethal force.

I suspect there is a way to use current assault/battery charges in place of "domestic violence" in the legal system. Realistically it shouldn't matter who attacks someone from a relationship aspect, all should be treated equally under the law.

The real bug-a-boo in this is that it removes the potential to be stopped from purchasing/possessing a firearm due to domestic violence (Laughtenburg Amendment) charges/prosecution moving forward in what should be new cases. I have to wonder if Kansas considered this unintended consequence.

Long and the short of it is that if one is in a relationship where domestic violence has occured: GET OUT!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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Each domestic violence case is different. Many state laws require somebody to go to jail nowdays when the cops are called no matter what. They go overboard and now pull back. Same with child abuse laws. States catch heat and start yanking kids left and right for a few years and when folks get pissed about kids removed for nothing they pull back and around and around we go.
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