Browsing All posts tagged under »domestic violence«

A Scratch, a Push, a Pinch: “Domestic Violence,” False Allegations, and Restraining Order Abuse

April 21, 2014

2

The subject of this excursion is “domestic violence,” which phrase is placed in quotation marks because it’s a suspect term that’s become so broadly inclusive as to mean virtually anything a user wants it to. This is how domestic violence is defined by the American Psychiatric Association—and by many states’ statutes, as well: Domestic violence […]

Face Mask or Baseball Bat?: Abuse of Domestic Violence Laws and Restraining Orders

March 26, 2014

2

“As a male victim of domestic violence, my voice was never heard by any responding police officer. In fact, when they arrived my batterer made false allegations against me [that] led to my arrest. Three years later, the Eloy Police Department settled out of court, admitting wrongdoing. Still, I lost my career, my name, and […]

The Truth about the Frequency of False Allegations ISN’T to Be Found in Statistics: On How Fraudulent Abuse of Civil Restraining Orders Escapes Recognition

March 12, 2014

4

I’ve earnestly and objectively examined posited rates of false allegations in recent months, because statistics and analytics are what we soonest regard as estimates of the truth. It’s typical of writers hostile to the notion that false allegations are rampant, as well as of legal analysts and social scientists, to cite such rates, particularly official […]

Infidelity and Restraining Order Abuse

December 8, 2013

3

Restraining orders are unparalleled tools for discrediting, intimidating, and silencing those they’ve been petitioned against. It’s presumed that those people (their defendants) are menaces of one sort or another. Why else would they be accused? One answer, not to put too fine a point on it, is sex. A couple of years ago, a story […]

The New Domestic Violence: Restraining Order Abuse

December 7, 2013

0

Daughter: “He hits me, Ma.” Mother: “Well…I can’t say I’m surprised. What’d ya do?” Daughter: “Whaddya mean, what’d I do?” Mother: “What’d ya do to make him angry? He didn’t just hit ya outta the blue.” Daughter: “I guess I didn’t do what he wanted me to.” This exchange is extracted from a recent Hollywood […]

“restraining order ruins his life”: A Review of Queries Leading to This Blog

January 29, 2012

67

Among the thousands of web searches that have drawn readers to this site over the past year and a half, a couple of noteworthy themes stand out. Here’s one: “abuse of process” “false report to a police officer” florida “abuse of process” & “order of protection” “abuse of process” and missouri “abuse of process” california […]