Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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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Not just MEN are victims of this injustice! But hey, who am I, just another women who was charged with domestic violence, a FELONY, because I defended myself for the first time in five years of being physically abused! I guess him bashing my head into the car window didn't justify me punching him with my fist! I didn't even want to call the law but after I jumped out of a moving truck before he pulled in to feed me to daddys pigs, a lady found me at a grocery store, in shock, covered in blood asking to use a phone. She drove me to the police station! I new better than to trust the justice system. Seen it go bad for people too many times! Besides, he always told me if he don't punch me with his fist he won't get in trouble. Go figure...lol!
There are few things worse than a woman who makes false allegations of domestic violence against her husband in a sick attemp to get back at him for no longer wanting her as his wife. One of the few things worse is the woman who uses her own child as a tool in an attempt to cause emotional harm.
I believe that our laws should not be mocked nor manipulated for personal satisfaction or revenge but instead should be respected and used to protect the people that are truly in dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, scorned women continue to misuse the laws that are designed to protect the poor women and children that are victims of abuse. By doing so, they not only make a mockery of our legal system, they also harm the people that are actually in abusive situations.
Our family has recently fallen victim to such a woman. I feel that there is a great need to have domestic violence laws reviewed and clarified.
Currently, it appears to be much too easy to misuse law enforcement, take up the court's precious time and most importantly, keep children from loving fathers who simply want to spend time with their children.
On one hand, we look down upon the men who walk away from their families and responsibilities and on the other, we allow false allegations against loving fathers to not only be tolerated but go unpunished.
These allegations can destroy the lives of the men that take their parenting responsibilities seriously.
The real victims in these circumstances are the children. All children need and deserve their daddy. A man should not be legally punished for the realization that he simply does not love his wife. Afterall, that's not a crime. But allowing women to hold a child hostage and use them in an attempt to emotionally harm the father, should be.
we are getting divorced my wife wanted me to leave I would not twice she call police while I was a sleep police were in my house while I was a sleep took down a door were I was not behind so my wife could get in my files the next time she called they surrounded my house while I was a sleep once I woke up I was arrested on the grounds my wife heard a gun cock 4 hours before not so but have been charged with dv and removed from home now live in a motel
The accuser is a chronic drinker and liar to benefit her. She had a plan to get a house and done this to get what she needed.
It is everyone's constitutional right to expect equal protection from the law. The law needs to be clear what is and what isn't DV. It needs to raise the burden of proof. It needs to remove the ability to try DV in both a criminal and civil proceeding. Nothing else, not even a parking ticket, can be tried under 2 different proceedings with 2 different burdens of proof. Findings of DV cannot be based off subjective discretion of judges. Too many innocent lives are ruined bec of the slippery slope of an arbitrary DV finding not based on factual evidence, but purely on allegations. The onus is supposed to be on the accuser, not the accused. I am one of the helpless victims. The irony is I was accused of DV with false allegations, the court did not base its finding on factual evidence, gave the benefit of doubt to my ex, and it snowballed into a loss of custody and granted my ex to move across the country with our child, all bec the family court made a "discretionary" finding of DV w/o factual evidence. This was not a criminal case, but a civil case, mind you, so the lowest burden of proof was used by the court. My life and my daughter's life will never be the same. My ex uses the leverage to exert control and power over me, the exact lessons taught to DV perpetrators. How ironic? PLEASE STOP THIS INJUSTICE!
I have read the other petition and I think action would be better than just mere words. How do you think same sex marriages were passed. We all need to come together and file a class action law suit. These laws plainly violate our costitutional rights as U.S.citizens. there is no do process of law for these allegations and the cause and effect deprives an individual of life, liberty and property.
This has tremendously affected my family. I pray that our justice system takes note of this large issue.
I am a considered a batterer no evidence no prior records just lies and not even have equal rights to my children its been a history of dv before i entered a relationship with her and she uses this whenever she wants programs that give money and help with housing not only she has a borderline personality disorder she was diagnosed with adjustment disorder and her words stand in family court not mines real investigations need to be held no just allegations
If there is no blood no scares no bruises then no jail and this goes both ways I know wife's and girls that the husbands lied about or the cops took there word with no physical proof