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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Men are being falsely charged with domestic violence. In the past, men charged of rape in South Carolina would go directly to jail. The only way to go directly to jail and not collect $200 is Domestic Violence.
Now, the only way that a DEA or Law Enforcement Agent decides to put anyone in jail is to use the same premises and steal Social Security Claims. Corruption up in America...

Institute for Science and International Security
Something needs to be done about this. It's unconstitutional and way too easy for an unbalanced person to use the courts for vengeance. I've dealt with years of emotional abuse from an over the top jealous spouse, parental alienation from my children as well as these false accusations. It should be a crime.
This is my second time fighting false alligation of child abuse and spousal emotional abuse. I was proven innocent last time. I'm military to and the impact is (I believe) twice what the civilians face. Haven't seen my children in almost 30 days. Poof,
out of nowhere I'm gone from my children's lives.
Military side is keeping from speaking to my 19 year old son who is 1500 miles away. God bless all of you going through this.
I am probably the odd person out here because I am a woman who has been falsely accused of DV. I reported a friend and mother for child neglect and have been subjected to intense harassment, threats and an overall sense of dread. She showed up to request the restraining order with a fake black eye and scraped on her knees. She has reported me to the State Board of Nursing in an attempt to have my nursing license revoked and falsely accused me of stealing from her. She has a mental illness but it is no excuse for this behavior. Thankfully, I am not in as bad a situation as many who have posted here in support of the petition. The false allegation of DV and subsequent granting of a TRO is disheartening.
Happened to me
In the process of habeas corpus, 5 diff clauses and a more then classic story. Not only did she completely lie, but the officer did, my attorney, probation multiple times. This is a story made worse cuz they can play a victim and men don't like to see women cry. Truly have so many reason it goes bad and others add to it making what was domestic against me, horrifically shameful and liable.
I have seen this law actively being abused by the police toward innocent parties while the true abuser is continuing to abuse not only his ex, but now his daughter, and no one pays any attention to the truth!!! DANCO must be eliminated! It empowers those who know nothing of the truth in these situations and it adds to the abuse of the innocent!!
I am currently titled the "alleged victim" in a DANCO case.. the one accused (my best friend and boyfriend of over 3yrs) is being FALSELY accused. I have been fighting this for over a year. The one serving time is only in jail because my abusive ex-husband has told police the "accused" was in my house. After multiple police searched my home without a warrant or permission, they didn't find the "accused" in my house, but weeks later arrested him anyway on 10/17/14. This kind of thing is continuing to go on and on.and has since July, 2013. I, myself have been bullied by the police, handcuffed thrown against the police car and yelled at simply because I respectively declined the officer's to enter my home based solely on what my true abusive ex-husband claimed that the accused was in my home. The county attorney has also bullied me and did not let me know my rights to request a speedy trial back when the original arrest was made in July, 2013. There was a hearing scheduled for Oct. 28th, 2014 to have this DANCO finally dropped, but yesterday, Oct. 17, 2014 law enforcement arrested the accused like they always do about a week before any scheduled hearing. We had a little over a week to finally have this been over with until he was arrested again .. FALSELY accused, no evidence, but according to the DANCO law ANYONE who says there was a violation of a DANCO order, including my abusive ex-husband who WANTS my boyfriend in jail, HAS to be arrested!!! This law is NOT helping the innocent.. in fact the wrong man is in jail and facing multiple felony charges due to my ex-husband who SHOULD be the one in jail!

There is SO much more to this. NO ONE seems to be helping.

"alleged victim" (of the STATE of MN., law enforcement and ex-husband.. NOT the "alleged victim" of the one serving time)