Domestic Violence in Bigotville

7 Oct

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/06/338461/topeka-kansas-city-council-considers-decriminalizing-domestic-violence-to-save-money/

After
I posted a link to the above article on Facebook, someone gave me the contact
information to the city commissioner’s office in Topeka, KS. It is
jalcala@topeka.org or 785-368-3710. I wrote and e-mailed the following
message:

I read an online article that indicated the city government of
Topeka is seriously considering decriminalizing domestic violence. This is
unfathomably disgusting, irresponsible, misogynistic and sociopathic. When I was
in Topeka, Kansas, too often I heard men make “jokes” about beating their wives.
A Topeka cousin of mine married an abusive man, and one of her children was so
traumatized by her dysfunctional home life that she nearly stabbed her
grandmother. Given what an extremely and blatently patriarchal town it is, trust
Topeka to treat domestic violence as trivial. Indeed, no doubt it’s epidemic
there. “Decriminalizing” it will only make the situation even worse. The costs
of medical problems and emergencies will in fact go up if you decriminalize
domestic violence, which is very obviously a crime.

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