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To: XR7
Prosecutors go after DV cases with a vengeance,

Not really. DV cases are some of the hardest to prove, and too often, prosecutors decide "it's just a messy divorce."

and the courts back them up almost every time.

Even less true. A friend who has been a domestic violence victims' advocate for 6-7 years reports she's seen a jury return a DV conviction ONCE.
14 posted on 06/20/2005 3:11:53 PM PDT by pleasedontzotme
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To: pleasedontzotme
A friend who has been a domestic violence victims' advocate for 6-7 years reports she's seen a jury return a DV conviction ONCE.

99 percent of the cases never go to a jury - to expensive/time consuming, and, if convicted, the time will be major, hence most men don't want to risk it - better to cop a plea, usually guilty with a suspended sentence (that's usually what the overworked public defenders recommend).

As far as a civil Order for Protection from Domestic Violence, the vast majority of those are issued against the male "perpetrator" and they are never heard by juries.

Either way, civil or criminal, you lose your 2nd Amendment RKBA.

15 posted on 06/20/2005 5:04:52 PM PDT by XR7
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