Browsing All posts tagged under »false reporting«

A Portrait of South Texas College’s Jen Terpstra, a High-Conflict Liar, Vexatious Complainant, Abuser of Court Process, and Headcase

April 8, 2018

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“Perhaps I really am a witch after all (as I have been called a time or two by my funny husband).” —Jennifer Terpstra, who prosecuted her “funny husband” three years later I’m loath to display a photograph of the woman quoted above. If I did, though, I’m sure you’d agree with her. This woman, a […]

Presiding Tucson City Court Judge Antonio Riojas Acknowledges Restraining Orders Are “Abused” by “People Who…Say Things That Are Just Blatantly False”

January 10, 2018

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The contents of this brief post are excerpted from the previous one. They’re highlighted separately here because of their almost unique significance. It’s very rare for a judge to frankly criticize the protective order process and the indifference of the justice system to false accusation. The occasion that prompted the judge’s candid discussion of the […]

Murdered Dogs: Among the Consequences of False Reports to the Police

September 25, 2016

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I signed a petition recently in support of Brandee Buschmann, a 43-year-old mother of two, whose dog, Sierra, was shot by the Kansas City police when she ran out to see who was in her yard at 11:30 at night. When Sierra was fired upon, she tried to run back inside to the safety of […]

Why Women Who Are Falsely Implicated as Abusers Have No Defenders

December 28, 2014

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Women who are ravaged by false allegations of domestic violence or “violence-related” offenses—whether in civil restraining order prosecutions, or in domestic violence or family court cases—are a minority among the targets of lies. Hunt up comments by female victims on the e-petition “Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence,” and there’s a good chance those comments will contain an emphatic […]

A Source of False Reporting and Procedural Abuse Even Feminists Can’t Get Behind: Women Lying about Women

November 28, 2014

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The Orlando Sentinel reported this month that a former Seminole County deputy sheriff faces criminal charges for falsely accusing her boyfriend’s ex-wife of being a child molester. The backstory runs something like this: Boy and girl deputy sheriffs, despite being married to other people, begin sleeping with each other in the early weeks of 2014, […]

Living in the Crosshairs: Crackpot Neighbors, False Reports, and Restraining Order Abuse

November 15, 2014

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I bonded with a client recently while wrestling a tough job to conclusion. I’ll call him “Joe.” Joe and I were talking in his backyard, and he confided to me that his next-door neighbor was “crazy.” She’d reported him to the police “about a 100 times,” he said, including for listening to music after dark […]

When Girls’ Being Girls Isn’t Cute: False Allegations of Violence and Rape

August 17, 2014

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I was just contemplating what I’ve come to think of as “estrogen rage”—a peculiarly feminine mode of violence that orbits around false allegations to authority figures. Furious men do violence, which is why domestic violence and restraining order laws exist. Furious women delegate violence (by lying), which is why the abuse of domestic violence and restraining […]