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  •  the crux of the problem - no alternative... (1+ / 0-)
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    pale cold

    another problem is that when men stalk... police often do not enforce the restraining orders brought against them (either as preliminary measures or as permanenet solutions).

    There are also many cases in which police officers have been called about a stalker and been highly negligent in not following up and escaped liability when the victim was killed by the stalker  becasue of the case law's protection of police choices.

    That's the key problem.. even though there are criminal laws (although there may also be civil stalking laws as well not completely sure), they are not readily enforced or enforceable by vulnerbale women through the criminal justice system. Unless they literally stalk in front of the police.... you're gonna have to provie it in court.

    same under the fair housing act , but the burdens of proof in non-criminal proceidngs are lower than their criminal counterparts - cause they dresul in fiens and not jail time.

    •  thanks... (0+ / 0-)

      I guess I should have realized that this would be the case.  Thank you for this diary it's an important issue.

      `We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.'-Will Rogers

      by lcork on Thu Aug 03, 2006 at 09:49:51 AM PDT

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