This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!
TWO THIRDS of domestic violence cases in Rhode Island are dismissed. TWO THIRDS?!?!?! As a domestic violence survivor and advocate, I can’t begin to describe how troubling I find this.
And the problem isn’t just that an individual offense isn’t being prosecuted and the effect that individual denial might have on a survivor/victim’s safety. It’s that, without prior convictions, it’s difficult to show a pattern of abuse that can lead to longer sentences / protection orders that keep survivors/victims more safe.
Seriously, Rhode Island, WTF?!
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