This in turn could help legitimise legal sanctions against protesters. The fine line For current protester leaders to encourage violence would be both morally unjustified and a serious tactical mistake. The outcome of any struggle between them and the government will be decided in large part by public opinion:
A police department that has domestic violence offenders among its ranks will not effectively serve and protect victims in the community. Victims of police family violence typically fear that the responding officers will side with their abuser and fail to properly investigate or document the crime.
In that same study: The most common discipline imposed for a sustained allegation of domestic violence was counseling. Metropolitan Police Department found inconsistent policies and practices for officers accused of domestic violence, regarding arrests, seizure of firearms, and Employee Assistance treatment.
Metropolitan Police Department is unique in this; rather, this inconsistency is typical for police agencies responding to domestic violence committed by its own members. Although the International Association of Chiefs of Police have prepared a model policy on police officer-involved domestic Is violence ever justified, there is no evidence that police departments across the country are doing anything other than simply including the policy in their manuals.
Violent Police Officers Receive "Exceedingly Light Discipline" The reality is that even officers who are found guilty of domestic violence are unlikely to be fired, arrested, or referred for prosecution, raising concern that those who are tasked with enforcing the law cannot effectively police themselves.
In23 domestic violence complaints were filed against Boston police employees, but none resulted in criminal prosecution. Of these 91 allegations that were sustained by the department, only 4 resulted in a criminal conviction. That means that the LAPD itself determined in 91 cases that an officer had committed domestic violence, but only 4 were convicted on a criminal charge.
Moreover, of these 4 officers who were convicted on a criminal charge of domestic violence, one was suspended for only 15 days and another had his conviction expunged. The report concluded that "employees with sustained allegations were neither barred from moving to desired positions nor transferred out of assignments that were inconsistent with the sustained allegation" p.
These files documented scores of violent domestic crimes committed by LAPD officers. Rather than reviewing the problem or recommending improvements, the LAPD sued Mullally for leaking the information.
Inafter multiple appeals, Mullally was sentenced to 45 days in federal prison. None of the police officers he exposed were ever prosecuted for their crimes, and many continue to serve as gun-carrying LAPD officers. Even the prosecutor in the case stated on record that this sentence was "extreme" for a violation of a civil protective order.
Mullally is the first person in United States history to ever serve a jail term for this type of violation. He served his time in6 years after he exposed the files.
Legislative Response Inan important federal law was passed, which prohibits individuals -- including police officers -- from owning or using a firearm if they have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense 18 U.
This exemption is in effect unless the protective order specifically states the officer can not carry a weapon at any time 18 U.
Lack of Enforcement Undermines Effectiveness of the Law Unfortunately, an early analysis of the Domestic Violence Gun Ban on police officers shows that law enforcement officers have been able to circumvent the ban and retain their weapons. Part of the reason for the lack of enforcement is that police officers plead to a charge other than domestic violence.
First, there is typically no procedure in place to ensure that the courts notify police departments that a court order is in effect against an officer.
Most police departments rely on the police officer to personally inform the department of the order, thereby limiting its effectiveness.
This can make victims of police family violence even more reluctant to report the crime. LifeSpan can be reached at online or by calling Handbook for Victims A comprehensive handbook is available for victims of police domestic violence, published by LifeSpan and available at their web site www.
Copies are also available through Volcano Press at www. Abuseofpower is a unique web site devoted to providing resources for victims of domestic violence whose abusers are police officers and firefighters.
Content includes tactics of abuse, impact upon victims and their families and friends, dealing with the justice system, and many other topics. The site also addresses the impact on the career of the police officer who is a victim of domestic violence.
The website is published by Diane Wetendorf, Inc.Fundamentally, violence resolves nothing. I only postpones a resolution. There is a winner and a loser, and the loser holds resentments that will resurface.
The winner is temporary. The violence will continue. Is it ever justified? No. That we have a history of violence, and that there are winners, does not justify violence. Violence is not power. In some, probably most, circumstances it is evident that violence is unjust; but, some cases appear more debatable to someone’s eyes: can violence ever be justified?
Violence As Self-Defense. The most plausible justification of violence is when it is perpetrated in return of other violence. Is violence ever justified? December 7, | Page 8. BRIAN JONES answers a question that socialists are often asked about the struggle for a different society.
WE LIVE in an extremely violent world.
Is violence ever justified The debate about the use of violence has been on going for the last decade. Violence, the act of causing physical harm to another person willingly, has often been categorized as being an uncivilized, unjustified act.
Officials in Oregon said on Tuesday that state troopers were justified in fatally shooting LaVoy Finicum, who was part of an armed group that had occupied a wildlife refuge, because they feared.
Domestic Violence Is Against The Law In Oregon. Statistics About Domestic Abuse And Violence Against Men. Very little in known about the actual number of men who are in a domestic relationship in which they are abused or treated violently by women.