Link please, and not your sad-ass marital issues.
#16 | Posted by northguy3
I am sorry you are this so naive about this. Maybe you are young and innocent of the ways of the world. I do suggest you look into these things before you blindly commit to allowing any the power to destroy your life. Which marriage is.
Thank you for your concern about my marriage but it is not about me. Just so happens I am living this vicariously through my son's situation and has made me intimately aware of this tactic. So being the inquisitive sort and married myself I looked it up.
So it is about awareness of what is happening when these laws are abused and knowing how to protect yourself from being abused by it.
I will give you a few links but it behooves you if you are married in a strained relationship or if you are thinking about getting married nothing beats talking to a divorce lawyer first and letting him explain how this law works.
The charges alone can destroy your life so common sense should tell you something right there.
With "Zero Tolerance" arrest policies and "No Drop" prosecutions, the number of arrests for petty family arguments has skyrocketed. A former prosecuting attorney explains the phenomena:
"Christopher Pagan, who was until recently a prosecutor in Hamilton County, Ohio, estimates that due to a 1994 state law requiring police on a domestic call either to make an arrest or to file a report explaining why a no arrest was made, "domestics " went from 10 percent to 40 percent of his docket. But, he suggests, that doesn't mean actual abusers were coming to his attention more often. "We started getting a lot of push-and-shoves," says Pagan, "or even yelling matches. " In the past, police officers would intervene and separate the parties to let them cool off. Now those cases end up in criminal courts. It's exacerbating tensions between the parties, and it's turning law-abiding middle class citizens into criminals."
Then the two officers will confer with each other and compare stories. A decision to arrest will then be made. This entire "investigative" process can be completed in mere minutes, with the arrest decision made in a split second.
'What couple does not encounter stress, especially when they have children? But in the fever of emotion, a woman can call " 911" and have three police cars there in minutes. After this fateful act, she loses all control. The state prosecutes her husband whether she likes it or not. He is jailed and prohibited from returning home... And all they wanted was the police to defuse a tense situation...This policy (Zero Tolerance) is designed to accustom society (both police and victims) to the intrusion of the state into private lives. Couples are arrested just for having an argument. Neighbors phone the police. What's next? Cameras in our homes just like George Orwell's "1984" '?
There are hundreds and thousands of links on this subject. I suggest you do your own research.