A Restraining Order Is Just a Piece of Paper

“The System” is all about hearings and rulings, and not about safety. In wake of murder-suicide, R.I. Family Court proposes added screening for restraining orders.

A District Court judge found her husband, Oscar Hudson, guilty of violating a restraining order against her and issued another.

But Hudson appealed his conviction, then killed Bogran and himself a month later.

Maybe we should pass a law making it illegal for someone subject to a domestic-violence restraining order to possess a firearm. Oh, wait a minute…

As for safety?

“Everything worked the way it was supposed to,” [Family Court Chief Judge Michael B.] Forte concluded, “but it was still a disastrous result.”

I would say that if you have a dead person on your hands, you should stay away from phrases like “Everything worked the way it was supposed to.” But then I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not worried about bureaucratic procedures and ass-covering.

They are going to look into offering “services” to both parties in future disagreements. Those won’t include a Glock, a case of ammo, and all the instruction the abused spouses want or need on how to defend themselves. That wouldn’t be civilized, or something.

Some People Have Difficulty With the “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

The “How dare you live without me!” attitude never works out in the long run. Police: ‘Domestic situation’ leads to man’s deadly shooting in east side home.

Friends and witnesses who live in the home say an ex-boyfriend broke into the house and tried to kill his ex-girlfriend. That’s when the intruder was shot and killed.

Police would only confirm the case appears to involve a domestic relationship.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Restraining Order Is Just a Piece of Paper – UK Edition

But in the UK she has no chance of defending herself. Thug Denver Harris who beat girlfriend black and blue on the run after ‘cutting police tag off’.

He beat her. He kept her locked up in her in her own house for 2 days. He violated a restraining order. He was sent to jail but he was out on “license” (that’s British for “parole” I’m guessing). He was given an ankle monitor, which he cut off. Cops have been looking for him for over a month.

When he first went on the run at the end of September, a spokesman for the MoJ said: “We are working closely with West Midlands Police to find Harris who faces going back to prison once caught.”

It said his victim, Leanne Barrett, had been notified and officers are working with her to keep her safe.

I would say the best thing they could do would be to give her a 9mm, a case of FMJs, 2 boxes of hollow-points, some instruction and all the range time she wants, but that will never happen in the UK, where they are too “civilized” (read that as domesticated) to allow self-defense, and certainly not armed self-defense. Maybe they can put up a sign that reads, “No domestic violence allowed on these premises.” That is sure to work, at least as well as can be expected.

And if he kills her this time? Well, the powers-that-be in the UK will just wring their hands and say they did all they could do. Aside from empowering her to defend herself, that is.

Truly a defenseless victim, in a defenseless-victim zone.

A Defenseless Victim in a Defenseless Victim Zone

She is disarmed for her own protection. Domestic violence victim begs police to do more to help her as she releases terrifying footage of her violent ex head-butting her friends’ car window in an angry confrontation.

The cops in the UK have plenty of time to investigate hate crimes, and verbal slights, but actual violence? Well, they’re disarmed too, for the most part.

Ms Carter claims Smith has repeatedly breached a restraining order but says police advised her to move house, change her car and park it down the driveway

Sounds like that restraining order is really useful. About as useful as the cops.

Ms Carter said: ‘After that he received a community order and a restraining order that banned him from coming from within 50 metres of me. For a few months that worked, until he started just completely ignoring it.

It’s just a piece of paper after all.

So she can’t defend herself. That’s completely illegal in the UK. And the cops won’t do anything useful.

Restraining Orders Are Useless – UK Edition

And in the UK she is disarmed for her own protection. Or something. Man jailed after ripping girlfriend’s tooth out in horrifying attack.

Kurt Wright, 33, squeezed the tooth so hard that it broke off and the mum-of-three had to cough it back up after “half-swallowing it”

A restraining order was in place when he attacked her.

And the citizens of the UK are so completely disarmed that now they are talking about outlawing “pointy knives.” Because why should you ever need a weapon? He didn’t need one. In that place where Great Britain used to be…

Cops And Domestic Violence

JusticeThey usually get a free pass.

First up, a story from Oklahoma. New details in OKCPD officer arrest for domestic abuse.

According to the records, the victim told investigators Maldonado said things like “I’m gonna kill you, you’re dead, I’s [sic] gonna kill you tonight, your white privilege is over.”

Innocent until proved guilty… It is somewhat amazing that he was arrested.

Next up a case from California. LAPD officer accused of repeatedly beating, severely injuring girlfriend. The most interesting part of the story is what they don’t say.

So. Three times he’s accused of beating her since April. Only the most recent incident, that resulted in “great bodily injury to the victim,” got the attention of prosecutors. The two previous assaults were not interesting.

LAPD has a “statement” about how this kind of thing won’t be tolerated. Except it apparently was tolerated since April. I’m a bit surprised he didn’t kill her, or that any part of the system acted before he killed her. Of course the story isn’t over yet.

For my view on how cops are generally given a free pass by other cops, see Were there two sets of rules regarding domestic violence? That is about the story of Drew Peterson, a cop from Bollingbrook, Illinois, who wasn’t called to account until after his 4th wife died. And they never did find any evidence about her, but after she disappeared, they reopened the investigation into his 3rd wife’s death, and convicted him. There were calls to 911, but no reports and no arrests. Multiple. Calls. To. 911. But the cops were not going to arrest one of their own! You don’t think the rules apply to cops, do you? Rules are for the Little People.

5 Years or Life? In the UK It’s Hard to Tell the Difference

JusticeSo what happens to a person in the UK found guilty of a heinous attack and attempted murder, and then sentenced to life in prison? ‘Our justice system’s a joke’ – Fury as Richard Austin could be free in five years after stabbing ex-wife.

Because the UK is too “civilized” to actually send people to jail for a long time.

He repeatedly stabbed his ex-wife, then called the cops and waited for them.

Austin was ordered to serve a minimum of just five years at Birmingham Crown Court for what police branded a ‘dangerous and callous attack’, but he could be released after that period.

So he’ll be free in 5 years. She’ll still be dealing with the results of the “life changing” attack, and won’t be able to defend herself from him. Allow the serfs of the UK government to defend themselves? Don’t be ridiculous. You must depend on the state for everything, even those things it cannot supply.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me Attitude” Never Turns Out Well

Some people can accept that, “It’s over,” and get on with their lives. You should plan accordingly. Police: Shooting Suspect Found Dead.

So the ex-boyfriend goes to the home where the girlfriend and the new boyfriend are. They call police times, but he doesn’t have the stomach to deal with cops, so he runs.

The man said that when the ex-boyfriend came to the house a second time, he said something to the effect of ‘They were all going to die.’ The man said that he then heard gunfire from outside the home but no one was injured.

A neighbor reported 4 gunshots.

Police were looking for the suspect’s white Chevy and told Newswatch 16 they made contact with the suspect in the hours after he allegedly shot at the Oak Street home. He told police, “I’m not going to jail for this.”

They haven’t said it is a self-inflicted wound, but that’s my assumption.

So the relationship was over. Go try to down your sorrows, or maybe teach them to swim. Whatever. No one has to lose their life over it.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Bad guys are still getting shot. Fisher County Sheriff: Stalker shot, killed by victim’s son.

He was “involved” with the homeowner a long time ago, but like so many, he was caught up in the “How dare you live without me!” mentality, and had a history of stalking and threats. Threats to kill both his ex and her son.

They called cops on him, but he disappeared. But he came back and confronted the 22-year-old son. Things didn’t work out the way he anticipated.

Clark said Castillo confronted the victim’s 22-year-old son who was outside smoking.

The victim’s son shot Castillo in the upper torso.

Castillo was flown to University Medical Center in Lubbock where he died

Self-defense is a human-right.

Floridians Are Almost As Heavily Armed As Texans

But it seems that bad-guys haven’t gotten that memo. Homeowner shoots, kills man breaking into his Hillsborough County home.

There was a family history of domestic violence between the guy who got shot, and people who live at the place he was breaking into.

Deputies responded and found an adult man dead in the home.

The homeowner told deputies he confronted and shot the suspect who had broken a glass window in the rear of the home to gain entry.

No one has been arrested, and the cops don’t make decisions about charges.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.