The domestic violence examples you site have nothing to do with the economy. If you wish to have a meaningful discussion of domestic violence, you should have an indepth show about the Family Abuse Protection Act, ORS 107.700 et sec. The law in Oregon, and the laws in most other states are poorly written and do not address several subjects which are important. In addition, many people think these laws actually protect people. They do not. They are simply an additional charge to add should the restraining order be violated. These laws can be used to severely damage, financially and emotionally, honest people who are falsely accused of domestic violence. Two groups, and perhaps others, are working to fix these laws and their effects. They are Fathers and Families and R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting.
I have found that lawmakers do not want to discuss this law. Many people who support this law have never read the law and do not know what it says or how it is used. Many do not want to review or revise this law because they believe they will lose what they have to protect victims of domestic violence, even though the law does not protect anyone.
I hope you will do a show about this law in the near future.
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