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  •  She needs a legal system that will throw a man in (21+ / 0-)

    jail when he violates a court order!

    How many women have been hurt or killed because the law shrugs and looks away when an ex harasses or even threatens that woman and her kids?

    And society does the same.  Even posters on this thread are doing the same.  The implied message for such women?

    "You're own your own, lady. Don't make the mistake of thinking anyone will help you. Maybe after he smashes up the house or sends you to the emergency room. Maybe."

    She should not need new locks, a dog or a gun. She needs, and has a right to, a legal system that will protect her by throwing this man in jail.  He has already violated the court order multiple times!

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 04:05:11 AM PDT

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    •  Wouldn't trespassing (1+ / 0-)
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      be a misdemeanor?  I get what you are saying about the changing locks.  But I see it as something she should do for herself not to take responsibility away from him.  He goes on the property and that's trespassing.  He doesn't need access to the house.  SO if she chose to get new locks that doesn't absolve him of is responsibility to obey the law.  That's just hedging her bets.  

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:17:28 AM PDT

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