Ran across this the other day and was reminded of it by HelenK while I was reading over at Rev. Amy’s. Prepare to be infuriated.
Funding spat has allowed offenders to walk
Cash-strapped Topeka, Kansas, has decided to stop prosecuting domestic violence casses in order to save money.snip
But the dispute is over who would pay for it, he said.
Shawnee County has already dropped 30 domestic violence cases since it stopped prosecuting the crime on Sept. 8. Some 16 people have been arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery charges and then released after charges were not filed.
An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian actress to 90 lashes for her role in a new Australian-made film portraying social alienation, drug use and political oppression in Iran.
According to the article she appeared in the film with a shaved head! And no head scarf! AND the film is critical of Iran!
Brave young woman!
One step forward- ten steps back.
A 2011 study finds a correlation between the lagging economy and a rise in domestic violence.
Of the more than 700 domestic violence shelters studied nationwide, 77 percent said victims they served stayed longer in abusive relationships because of the economy, according to the study sponsored by Mary Kay Cosmetics.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
What is it that Uppity says about the government naming a day or a month for some cause? Yes- here it is- Words of Wisdom!
Basically, whenever our government assigns a day, or week, or month to something, they don’t really give a crap about it, they aren’t going to do anything about it, and they assign a day to it so they can pretend it matters to them, and so they don’t have to bother with it the rest of the year.