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we;ve known this for years.

have people forgotten alice ruggles? the number of times the police failed her is unbelievable.

sad it hasn't changed.

i was once on the list of DV victims where the police come very quick when you call cos they know you're in danger. they never arrested the perpetrator. they did arrest me for possession of the drugs i was using to cope.

Yes, rather than protection orders, if they don't want to arrest and jail perpetrators, I think tagging and tracking them would be an acceptable alternative. These people have a relentless motivation to harass and control that isn't normal so they shouldn't be treated like normal people.

I would like to say, not pointless, but they certainly don't do anything of what they are supposed to. In my experience police are all too willing to "interpret" an Order, which isn't their job. Prosecutors will only go after winnable cases, and will plea everything under the sun.

Now should women get them? Hell yes, because it's a legal paper trail and it's all that's offered in many cases.

There's proof in court the guy is nuts, and if anything else happens, you keep adding to the pile of evidence. Is the paper worth more than a piece of paper? Nope, women still need to protect themselves, care for themselves, and unfortunately now find a damn domestic violence program/shelter without penises. The piece of paper does nothing to protect you, but it is an important piece of paper in the long run. (And if you don't get it first, he will, and guess who gets the default judgements? The first person.)

[–] Riothamus scrote 1 points

I would like to say, not pointless, but they certainly don't do anything of what they are supposed to. In my experience police are all too willing to "interpret" an Order, which isn't their job. Prosecutors will only go after winnable cases, and will plea everything under the sun.

The good news is that (at least in my jurisdiction) Violations of Protective Orders carry their own independent criminal charges and have become much easier to prove. Just go straight to the District Attorney with call logs, voicemails, and text message screenshots. They're slam-dunk cases for the prosecution.

Getting the perpetrators to serve actual jail time is another story :(