November 25, 2014
J, a single dad who lives in Texas with his two kids, submitted his story as a comment to the blog in September, prefacing it: “I am writing this to share [it] with the rest of my fellow male victims [who] fall in with the dreaded Crazy.” The “dreaded Crazy” in J’s case manifested as […]
November 23, 2014
Journalists who recognize the harm of facile or false allegations invariably focus on rape. This ignores the harm done to women by false allegations, of course, and shows ignorance, besides, of a significantly more fertile yet equally damaging source of wrongful prosecutions: the civil restraining order. Unarguably there are few miscarriages of justice worse than when […]
October 26, 2014
People falsely alleged to be abusers on restraining order petitions, particularly men, are treated like brutes, sex offenders, and scum by officers of the court and its staff, besides by authorities and any number of others. Some report their own relatives remain suspicious—often based merely on finger-pointing that’s validated by some judge in a few-minute procedure (and that’s when […]
October 22, 2014
“It has been many years since feminists have fought for anything remotely resembling equality between the sexes. I know most ordinary feminists still think equality is the name of the game, but they are mistaken. All anyone has to do in order to see this is look at what feminist policy-makers, movers and shakers, and […]
October 21, 2014
Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), some $10 billion has been invested over the past 20 years in procedures meant to redress violence against women, and restraining orders are the centerpiece of a host of related legislative measures. The truth is restraining orders can’t prevent violence; they’re just pieces of paper. Their only value […]
October 20, 2014
“There is no normal. The rational has been torn away from your ability to grasp it.” —Cartoonist Scott Stantis (on growing up in an abusive household) This is the sentiment shared by everyone who’s been wrongly blamed—and abused and condemned for it. Consider that current restraining order and domestic violence legislation and policy are defended as protecting […]
October 17, 2014
Arizona may be unique in that its laws allow the recipient of an ex parte restraining order (injunction against harassment or protection order) to apply for the opportunity to appeal the preliminary judgment at any time during the term of the order’s effectiveness. That means the typical one-year restraining order could be appealed, for example, […]
See this post, especially, which summarizes much of what these topical editorials concern and may be of value to anyone desperate to explain to a family member, friend, significant other, teacher, spiritual adviser, counselor, employer, attorney, or journalist how s/he’s been wrongly represented and injured. Few people who haven't been abused by them know restraining orders are abused; fewer still how they’re abused or why.
Those with restraining order cases pending are prompted to consult the blog’s Q & A page. Corrections to its author’s interpretations and grudging knowledge, incidentally, are always welcomed.
Since laws concerning restraining orders, their implementation and customs, and different means to combat them can vary from state to state, visitors are also urged to investigate and familiarize themselves with the rules that obtain in their home jurisdictions.
They’re further urged to secure the counsel of a qualified, reliable, and ethical attorney if at all within their means (some do exist).
The restraining order racket is a rigged game that tends to reward inveterate liars and their invertebrate minions.
The truth won’t set you free.