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If You Shoot the Sheriff, You Must Kill Him

annplato Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 7:56 AM
If only government could keep out of private lives of its citizens especially when the citizen is not asking for it, we'd have America back as it was meant to be. I and my ex were detained for 24 hours for violating a 2003 court order of permanent restraining order, because we traveled on the same plane for our nephew’s wedding. We both forgot about this “permanent restraining order” a long time ago and there was no incidence ever since between us; yet we were detained at the customs for not asking the order to be vacated. If that is not an outrage I don't know what is. My ex and I have an amicable relationship and two children and two grandchildren will forever put us in the position to be together at family events, and that is a "crime"
wtmoore1 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 8:44 AM
Or you could just get the voluntary order lifted like normal people...

This is NOT about a situation where technical, legal formalities led to an inconvenience in the life of the Sheriff. He was violent with his wife. The fact that she does not wish to press charges is not dispositive, we have mandatory arrests for domestic violence in this country for a reason. This is not something in his "private life" that we should keep out of. That's what leads to the isolation of domestic violence victims, and their feelings that the abuser's job is more important than their lives in the eyes of general society. And sadly, they're not really that wrong. Look around....
psherwood Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 9:05 AM
My ex bruised easily, just a hold on her wrist to keep her steady could cause a bruise. A simple bruise without any other substantiated action does not mean abuse.
faultroy Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 1:11 PM
Completely false. Domestic violence is another special interest group of lawyers, advocates and those making money directly off federal funds. It has nothing to do with protecting the victim or anything else. It is merely about money. The rate of recividism iin domestic violence issues is 98%--98% of the people involved get back together. The problem is government doesn't ask them to repay all the monies invested in them via domestic violence shelters, special proescutors etc. They ask the tax payer to pay that. This is just another con and racket. If you wanted to actually help domestic violence victims you would make them personally responsible pay back all monies if they got back together with their abuser.
faultroy Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 1:14 PM
Actually you are completely wrong. According to the Center for Disease control, even talking "not nice" is a form of abuse. (No i am not kidding--go on their website and read their position on "Intimate Partner Violence.") Therefore under the CDC anyone even having a disagreement with their spouse is "an abuser."-- Now pay up boy!!!!!

San Francisco City Hall's vast machinery went into overdrive after police questioned Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi about a Dec. 31 argument during which he bruised wife Eliana Lopez's right arm. A neighbor videotaped the bruise and later contacted the police. District Attorney George Gascon filed three misdemeanor charges against Mirkarimi for domestic violence battery of his wife, child endangerment (because the couple's son was present) and dissuading a witness (presumably Lopez). San Francisco truly is the city that knows how -- to overreact.

In March, Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment -- a plea bargain that...

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