Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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We, the undersigned, are writing in hopes of bringing to your attention a dire misjustice that is occuring in our state as well as many others across the US. Laws inacted to protect the victims of the vile crime of domestic violence are being misused by both citizens as well as law enforcement, and in this process innocent men's lives are being destroyed. In most states, the burden of proof is being thrown out and the simple word of the acuser is being taken without question, many times without the accused even being allowed to speak. True victims of domestic violence, some of whose names you will find below, find this to be deplorable. Not only can a woman falsely accuse a man of domestic violence without fear of consequence, but the accused man has no voice against her. The accuser can be a mentally disturbed individual using such laws to exact her revenge against a man who simply does not want to be in a relationship anymore, and her word is automatically taken, even when no evidence is in place. The man in such cases is automatically arrested, injunctions are automatically set in place, and even if he is able to prove his innocence in court he has lost months of his life due to the fact that she cried wolf. Worse yet are the cases of these innocent men who are poor and have no means to hire private attorneys. Their public defenders assume they are guilty and therefore do only the bare necessities to be their legal voice.We are not in any way asking for a revocation of the laws that protect true victims of domestic violence. Our wish is that these laws be revisited and indications made to to allow for criminal and civil prosecution when someone, whether male or female, has misused these laws in a vindictive and cunning way. We also would ask that law enforcement officers, public attorneys, and judges be forced to recognize the precept that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, in the cases of domestic violence accusations, the opposite is true. An example of this is that of a 20 year old Florida resident who made the bond that was set for him, only to be picked up the very next day without provocation. The acuser in this case simply told the court she was afraid. He had done nothing in terms of trying to contact her or see her, and was not without several witnesses the few short hours he was free. Something must be done to prevent those who would lie about being a victim of domestic violence from continuing to do so. If it is not, our prisons will be overrun with innocent men and our streets will be controlled by the women who sent them there.

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The cops should be completely neutral and if there is no evidence of violence than there is no reason to arrest anyone. Every man and woman should be treated fairly under the law.
I have been dealing with this issue for a year now, my ex lied to get a protection of abuse order on me for malicious reasons. Based on her statement alone, i was automaticlly assumed guilty and was restrained from direct or indirect contact with our now 7 year old son and 2 and 3 year old daughters until the court date. She was granted temporary sole custody and child support based on the fact that she vindictively lied to gain an advantage in our at the time very fresh divorce and i felt she was using our children as a way to get me to just give in. I will never give up on my children, under any circumstances for any reason. I strongly beleive that if both parents are competent and capable of caring for their children, that they equally deserve the right to parent their children without either feeling the need to control, limit, or prevent their childrens time with the other parent. Dont get me wrong, there are some parents who choose not to be involved in their childrens lives and that is a sad fact. I believe that shared parenting is in best of all children, and neither parent should expect or feel entitled to any more than 50% when it comes to their children. That you both feel that the others input, opinions, suggestions, and ways are valued in the raising of their children in a joint venture that you are committed to for years at a minimum, but for life ultimately. You once grew together, and at some point the two fell apart. But before you fell, you two created a gift to enjoy. So even if you are not together, does not mean you cant enjoy such a blessing together. Be honest, reasonable, understanding, forgiving, faithful, and encourage a great relationship between eachother and your children. Its called team work, and they deserve to know that the two people who brought them into this world can work through their differences to raise the ones who look up to them because their innocent little hearts love you unconditionally and seek the same from both mommy and daddy. I love you Damian, Brielle, and, Elise. For my heart belongs to the three of you, forever i will be here for you no matter what life brings us. Love Daddy.
my two children were in a fight one 18 one 19. My daughter came at my son with a knife, he pushed her, and he is arrested for domestic violence. REALLY??? This law is abused, misused, and has become a joke and a mockery to the true victim!
I am desperate I was really mad and wanted to show my husband that I wasn't scared to call the police. I am still with my husband but he cant get a job and I dont make enough to support us and my daughter. The trial is a long time away. I fear that they might even take our daughter away because we become homeless or something. All because of tiny scratches on my arm.
The courts need to listen to both side before issuing out restraining orders and not just listen to one side of the story
"Here I thought we lived in a society where we innocent until proven guilty". No proof needed here and that's not fair.
I am in the armed forces.I recently came back from a 9months deployment-operation enduring freedom and after a couple weeks got served with a false allegation summon by my wife because I asked for a Devorce due to complicated developments while I was away. She has an immigration proceedings going on I was told she claiming to be "a battered wife" is the only way she could continue with immigration without me. I am just finding out also that just because she says it happened it will be treated as such by the court... Now I have my job and life on the line because an ex partner says I "threatened to kill her", "threatened to abandon her on the highway" and a lot more false allegations and threats. I am determined to do what is right and will stand by the words I was thought throughout my naval career... Honor, Courage and commitment and May God Bless us All