"Week Without Violence"
I am saddened. The City Council continues to twist and mince words. The bottom line and in simple English is -
YES, THEY DECRIMINALIZED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE within the city of Topeka.
See some of the other posts on this site.
They want to be called hero’s? They [more...]
From Times Up!!
By Susan Murphy Milano
In Topeka, Kansas on October 11, 2011, members of the City Council voted and successfully repealed the city’s ordinance banning domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Talk about a punch, a kick and slap for victims of intimate partner violence by city government’s financial misconduct as their excuse [more...]
Spearheaded by KS-NOW: Kansas National Organization for Women
Topeka’s Plan to decimalize Domestic Violence – In Domestic Violence Awareness Month –no less. shame.
Several National Media Articles – under Google search in News “Topeka Domestic Violence”
Time Tuesday, October 11 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location 200 SE 7th St. Topeka, Ks. 66603
Kansas National Organization for Women
Topeka Kansas: Failure to Protect Violates Statutes
The hour heated up in the Zeus Radio Studio starting with a discussion about the city of Topeka , KS decision to stop prosecuting domestic violence cases with my suggestion that the District Attorney obtain permits and go into the cemetery business. The city of Topeka is throwing victims’ [more...]
Dara Carlin, M.A.
, Honolulu Domestic Violence & Abuse Examiner
It’s Actually Come Down To This
Until recent years Civics, Democracy and Criminal Justice were only topics from a class that I was supposed to be paying attention to when I was in high school. Unable to see how any of it was going [more...]
PLEASE COMMENT ON ORIGINAL ARTICLE! We need OUTRAGE to stop this political game playing at the expense of women.
Right now in Topeka Kansas—DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is LEGAL. Since last week’s decision of the County DA to stop prosecuting Domestic Violence in the city limits, there have been 35 Domestic Violence arrests that have WALKED with [more...]
EXTREME CUSTODY DECISIONS THAT RISK LIVES
By Barry Goldstein
Dear Custody Court Judge:
The research is now clear that certain extreme decisions in domestic violence custody cases that have become all too common are contributing to an increase in the frequency of domestic violence homicide and other harmful consequences. This is established in the leading resources about domestic [more...]
Violent, Selfish Fathers vs. Violent, Selfish "Mothers on Trial"
Phyllis Chesler is (again) 100% right on the money. While the media fixates on Casey Anthony (or Susan Smith or Andrea Yates), hundreds of fathers massacre entire families and nobody outside the local media market even takes note. It IS a total double standard. Paternal violence is [more...]
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Why Don’t We End Domestic Violence?
By Barry Goldstein
Society has the knowledge and ability to prevent a large majority of domestic violence crimes and especially murders. It is not like cancer or heart disease which would require some fundamental changes in human behavior to achieve massive reductions. We could easily put together a change in laws, [more...]
Selected comments from 1,237 comments in the Blue Ribbon Commission’s Feedback from Community and other Meetings and directly-received Documents (56 pages), updated June 15, 2011.
15 statements about Domestic Violence
the last statement the only statement dealing with battered mothers in custody disputes.
http://www.kscourts.org/Judicial-Branch-Review/Blue_Ribbon_Commission/docs/GLOBAL%20consol%20working%20list.pdf (open up file, use your tool bar ‘find’ type in “Domestic”(or any other [more...]
Abused Wichita mom, who lost children and appealed to Kansas Legislature, jailed for 12 days
By Earl Glynn
Cecillia Arnold was released from jail on Sunday after 12 days. Her offense? She talked to her daughter in foster care.
Wichita. Cecillia Arnold bonded out of jail on Sunday after serving 12 days in jails in Texas and [more...]
Illinois legislators in a kneejerk reaction to the Watkins case are trying to pass more legislation that will further endanger victims of domestic violence and abuse. The proposed legislation calls for excessive fines, suspending of licenses, and incarceration. These types of punishments are not even leveled on batterers, molesters, or thieves or murderers. These are [more...]
The United States stands alone among industrialized countries in the western world as well as many others in the third world, in having not signed onto the United Nations’s “Convention on the Rights of the Child” (CRC). This is as it should be. While on an unconsidered read, the idea of proclaiming the human rights [more...]
Update February 2011
175 Killer Dads: Fathers who ended their children’s lives in situations involving child custody, visitation, and/or child support (USA)
An update to our previous 76 Killer Dads, 88 Killer Dads, and 138 Killer Dads lists.
This is NOT a comprehensive list of all U.S. fathers who have killed their children in situations involving [more...]