Browsing All posts tagged under »legal bullying«

The Use of Restraining Orders to Bully Women: Jenny’s Story

May 26, 2016

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A woman named Jenny brought her blog to my attention yesterday. Jenny reports she was falsely accused of domestic violence for no better motive than to hurt her, and she prevailed in court. I broke down during my turn to defend myself, but I couldn’t help it. My heart hurt so badly. I was in […]

“No Stigma Zone”: A Case for VAWA Grants’ Being Issued to Provide All Government Offices with Dictionaries so Their Employees Can Look Up Words like “Stigma”

March 6, 2016

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I had occasion to visit the city prosecutor’s office on Friday. The decor was sternly clinical. The only ornamentation was some small posters on a bulletin board under glass (which was probably there to protect them from cynics armed with Sharpies). One of the posters notably featured the phrase “No Stigma Zone.” The poster was […]

Why the Restraining Order Is the Perfect White Trash Instrument of Malice

February 27, 2016

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People who exploit restraining orders are not necessarily victims, and they’re not necessarily the “good guys.” This post will be brief. Its only ambition is to show why restraining orders present trashy people with the chance to commit malicious acts with far-reaching and permanent consequences—and to do it hands-free using our justice system as their bully […]