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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False allegations not only do damage to the one accused, but also to the accused's family and friends. I don't believe the men and women who make these false allegations realize, or care about, the impact they have on those surrounding the accused. Often times the false allegations come about when someone feels betrayed or hurt and they want to get back at that person. It's that kind of selfish thinking that ruins people's lives.

Not only does this negatively impact the accused and their family, but also those with real, genuine abuse claims. I have noticed that I am now more skeptical of abuse claims where I used to be very sympathetic. People who falsely accuse others of this kind of abuse are belittling and trivializing those who are actually being abused.

As someone who has been abused and also close with someone that has been falsely accused, I understand the grey area and very fine line that needs to be walked by law enforcement in these situations. However, I agree that something needs to be done to help those who are falsely accused. I hope good things come out of this petition and more light is shed on situations where someone is falsely accused.

Thank you for doing your part to support the men and women who are seemingly helpless to defend themselves when falsely accused of these crimes.
I have been in contact with Senator John Edwards of Roanoke, Virginia for several YEARS about this issue! He agrees that there is a problem with false accusations, specifically with Protective Orders and Restraining Orders, but he still REFUSES to do anything about it!! He can be reached at (540) 985-8690

People MUST call their STATE LEGISLATORS about this! Get RID of Protective and Restraining Orders!!!! They are done with NO TRIAL, NO DUE PROCESS, and very little, if ANY evidence!! It's SYSTEMIC and WIDESPREAD!! It is ALL coming from VAWA (The violence against women act) which is Federal, but the STATE LEGISLATORS are the ones who can change it!!!

If you're in Virginia... Contact:
Senator John Edwards.... (540) 985-8690
Tell him to END Protective Orders!! There is NO due process with a Protective Order!! NONE!
For the past six years, my wife and I have been abused by our neighbors who obtained restraining orders against us with assistance from the police and city attorney. Essentially, we challenged the government about some issues in our neighborhood. The neighbors and the government didn't like their ILLEGAL actions being questioned. They had their feelings hurt. We live in Seattle. Nobody has ever been physically harmed. WE have been emotionally and financially damaged.

The police and city government coached neighbors to get court orders and continue to help them harass us by abusing the orders. We filed an abuse of process suit. The court dismissed it based on anti-SLAPP and we had to pay over $100,000 in attorney's fees and sanctions. Essentially, the court said anyone can abuse the legal system and lie as long as the system is in on it. Again, we were punished for challenging the government. We had attorneys for our cases. Obviously, their efforts could not stop the abusive orders.

The courts don't care! At one renewal hearing, the judge said 'I only have 15 minutes. We have a busy docket today.' Our incompetent, expensive attorney didn't care and told the judge 'we don't care if it's renewed.' That definitely wasn't how we felt. But, we were prohibited from speaking; only the lawyers and judges can talk to each other in court! At another hearing the judge said 'I'm not even supposed to be here today.'

Judges and the legislature have all the power to stop this abuse and they don't. Lives are ruined financially and emotionally. Taxpayers' money is wasted. And it's almost impossible to get rid of judges who don't care or don't want to do their jobs. This is shameful and disgusting in our country. It's up to the legislature to stop this now!!
I was falsely charged with domestic assault. My ex wife assaulted me and then called 911. I was arrested and thrown in jail. I worked for a government agency. I was employed 18 years. The fact that arrested for domestic assault destroyed my career. I have now been unemployed for 4 years
The petition was a no wrongdoing petition if there's no wrongdoing hot going to be abusive I don't understandon the poor man 69 years old with so security and can't afford an attorney and I need help with the situation
Sunday I was at a public car show at Riverside and camping association club and and she and her son showed up and probably share for a while her son came over to me told me to get the **** out of here I said why he said because my moms this is interfering in my life making my life very difficult to livethere so I left I didn't want to cause any trouble I reported it to the assistant District attorney in Pennsylvania they told me there was nothing I could do about it , but just put up with for 3 next for years and spent nine days in jail for making a mistake and texting her the wrong person when I was trying to text somebody else I feel like I'm on justly petitioned because I'm poor man and without funds so security I'm a 69 years old
Sunday I was at a public car show at Riverside and camping association club and and she and her son showed up and probably share for a while her son came over to me told me to get the **** out of here I said why he said because my moms there so I left I didn't want to cause any trouble I reported it to the assistant district attorney to be a face-off spell ministration like to Pennsylvania they told me was nothing I could do about it
I have a PFA against me in Pa and I never hit her yelled at her threatened her followed her , I have no money for a lawyer and have some knowledge on how to file petitions
I have a PFA against me in Pa and I never hit her yelled at her threatened her followed her
I have seen firsthand how the courts treat men accused of DV. The women can say and do what ever they want to ruin a mans life. Its throw them(men) in jail because' SHE SAID" he did this or that" even though she is a jealous twit and is going to say and do whatever it takes to make sure he goes to jail for a crime he did NOT commit! Just because she is an evil person. Those women should be ashamed and punished. Lied under oath! Her tearful account of something that did not happen the way she says it happened! I blame the lawmakers, police,and judges, for creating this monster. It's your fault we have so many men seeking revenge,you have allowed these power hungry evil creatures to destroy someones life...because you(the broken system) allow it.Trying to protect the innocent little woman from the big bad wolf. EPIC FAIL! I know some are in need, but it needs to be investigated and both sides need to be heard,and you can't always believe what comes out of a witches mouth to be true!