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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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Someone from Pompano Beach, FL writes:
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I am in a similar situation where I was falsely accused of domestic violence by my now ex-wife almost 11 years ago. At the time I placed myself in the wrong place with a person who had ulterior motives (immigration motives, as persons with green cards are given expedited US citizenship when they are "victims" of domestic violence). At the time I was advised by my attorney that under Florida Law it was a "he said/she said" case and that the best economic and criminal defense was to plead nolle contendre to what is in Florida a misdemeanor offense. Now almost 11 years have gone by and I have been happily re-married for 9 years and have a wonderful 8 year old son. However, that horrible miscarriage of justice has now come back to haunt me. I was on the Board of Directors of my son's school and decided to form and coach a school baseball and softball team. in the process of doing so I was required to fill out a form (in which I disclosed the arrest and outcome as well as circumstances) and be finger printed. Of course the finger prints brought up the old domestic violence false allegation. When my son's private school and governing body found out, I was told to resign from the board and have no contact with any children at the school despite my request to present evidence of the false allegations as well as testimony of my current wife and countless people who I have served in the community in the capacity as a Little League Baseball coach (with background check) that I have never had any violent tendencies. The governing body of the school had no regard for my due process rights despite their own guidelines that require them to consider all factors before denying a person the ability to work with children. So beware, these false claims can have a life long impact on you! Very sad!
1 day ago
Rebecca J. from Sartell, MN signed.
1 day ago
Someone from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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My sons ex-girlfriend, who is an alcoholic, has been falsely accusing him of domestic violence for almost two years. As a result of that, he ended up in jail for almost 7 months altogether. My son is a recovering alcoholic and has quit drinking since he left this toxic relationship. Even nine months after his breakup with her-she came over drunk to my place antagonizing him and his current girlfriend and used a wooden rod to attack them. The judges do not listen to my sons side of the story, nor do the police. The police actually leave key witness's out of their reports. This lady is a big headache and knows how to waste public resources. I'm surprised the court's buy into her lies. As a family, it has taken a toll on us emotionally and financially. Having to start and stop jobs and school is ruined and delayed having a good job and school for my son. His EX is a sick person who does not know how to move on, She wants people to suffer. They need to make it a national law that both parties go to jail and get counseling in a domestic violence call, like they do in Washington State. The system in New Mexico brings out the psycho in women that are crazy.
3 days ago
Taylor L. from Pasadena, TX writes:
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I am a women who's boyfriend was falsely accused of hitting me by a neighbor. There were no marks on me and my story was the same through and though, as he TRULY did not hit me. We've been to court for almost a year now, paid 5,000, have been mistreated by law enforcement and by our own paid attorney. No one will listen to me- the alleged victim. It's as though I have no voice in this and I'm starting to grow livid.
3 days ago
Ilia S. writes:
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I am 31 years old Canadian falsely accused for domestic violence by now my x-wife whom I made sponsorship to from another country. I never hit her or anything like that. Now she wants me to pay child support and in the same time telling disgusting lies about me in the court. Canadian court gladly gives her all kind of financial support, and making me go through hell. And I always fighting for visitation writes to see my 2 years old kid. For now it is only supervised visits. I have problems to get a job in good company because they avoiding taking me (after I pass interviews). Once companies learning about my criminal ongoing cases they just finding rezones why they can't take me. I am web developer so if somebody want to unite with me and create some good website for us men, website with useful information for our cases please let me know through facebook.
4 days ago
James S. from Poway, CA signed.
5 days ago
Roman from Ford City, PA writes:
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I will sign this because it is not equal justice and fair laws, if someone wishes to accuse another person of committing a sexual act against them, which causes serious consequences, this should not be allowed. I do not understand how any state can do this to others. it is bad enough defending yourself against any crime, a sexual crime leave much more attachments. if a so called victim can wait to scream rape without being held accountable if found to be untrue, there is something terribly wrong there. If anyone cries wolf and lies for whatever reason the then so called victim should have to face some kind of accountability! This should be the same for any crime being accused. This type of stuff happens too much leaving many men and women lives destroyed!
5 days ago
Beth E. from Mount Vernon, WA writes:
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I am a 5 ft 3 inch 120 lb woman falsely accused of assaulting a 6 ft 4 in 190 lb man who was a tenant/employee of mine in a "work exchange for rent" agreement. Your article assumes that men are the victims of false reporting but women are being accused more and more frequently now. This false allegation cost me my house and my ability to employ anyone. No consequences for the lying young man, but I spent 9 days in jail and lost literally thousands of dollars. What can be done to protect the civil rights of the falsely accused and falsely arrested??
5 days ago
Someone from Tooele, UT writes:
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Absolutely must be addressed these people should be in jail!