Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money

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    Really?

    That just takes the cake. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Third world here we come
     
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    What is it with this relentless Republican war on women? I don't get it? What's next - take away their voting rights?
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Beating your wife, misdemeanor. Taxing the rich, don't you dare.
     
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    It's so unreal.

    One of the really bottom line reasons for having a government is to protect people.
     
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    I believe the majority of the Topeka City Council is not Republican. That being said, I think the idea is ridiculous. Sallow is correct, the first responsibility of Government is to lay the groundwork for the protection of innocents. That groundwork is a system of laws that define what is proper and what is not. This is clearly not acceptable.
     
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    So assault and battery isn't going to be a crime, now?

    I rather doubt that.
     
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    In theory I wouldn't have a problem with it.
    In practice "domestic violence" is a sham. Any time a woman claims to have been beaten her husband immediately loses all his rights. He cannot buy or own a firearm. He is presumed guilty until he can prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he did not hit her, an impossible standard.
    Probably this is what is behind this measure. Why should domestic violence be worse than any other kind of violence? Why should a domestic violence misdemeanor make you forfeit constitutional rights when no other misdemeanor does?
     
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    I believe its another example of the governments good intentions being a problem.....The police and court system continuously act against the will of people involved and take normal freedoms away, in order to protect the people from themselves...

    While its clear that the governments domestic violence policies do help in some cases, I think in many cases they are counter productive and oppressive...Imo taking away liberty from people is not the right thing to do, even if it protects some people.
     
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    would no longer be prosecuting misdemeanors,

    My sheriff asked years ago, How much law enforcement can you afford. As he announced the county would not respond to car prowls, If you were broken into, file a report.

    Here if the police are called for domestic violence someone goes to jail, even if no offense was committed. I wonder if this city operates under the same rules?
     

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