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Forum Post: Beat Your Wife And Kids: Domestic Abuse Too Costly... Topeka Kansas

Posted 2 years ago on April 18, 2012, 3:29 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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You can beat your wife and kids in Topeka Kansas... because money is more important than people.

Saw this on the Daily Show. Couldn't believe it was true. Topeka went through budget cuts which included not giving a fuck about domestic abuse.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/10/09/topeka-kansas-considers-decriminalizing-domestic-violence/

What is happening to this country? We were on such a nice progressive ride to the top and now we're going backwards.

Up is down and black is white. Whatever happened to ethics?

Whatchya gonna do? Whatchya gonna do when austerity comes for you?

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[-] 2 points by friendlyopposition (574) 2 years ago

You are a few months behind on this one... it never went through anyway. You all should not allow yourselves to be manipulated by this tactic.

If you know anything about politics and budgets, you would recognize this for what it is - it is a way to get more money in the budget. If you tell people - "hey, if we don't get more money we can't prosecute Domestic Violence cases" people go "Oh my! Fix the budget" rather than taking a look at how the municipality is really spending their money.

This happens at every level of government. In my city, they threatened to close down the public libraries. I mean really - is that the ONLY place where we can cut spending? Of course, they were miraculously able to generate enough revenue to keep the libraries open.

The Feds do it to - both parties - if we don't get this money we are going to have to cut off welfare to single mothers or we are going to have to eliminate college tuition funding. They intentionally pick a budget item that is going to get everyone riled up so they can get the money they want to spend in other places. They won't say "give us this money or we are going to have to eliminate the under-secretary of cardboard recycling" or something silly like that.

It would be nice if people would stop reacting to this manipulation and instead take a look at the books to see how the rest of the money is being spent...there is always ample waste around with the government.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

It did say this, "Already, the county government has turned away at least 30 domestic violence cases."

So despite the final ruling, it had already been going on. People should be aware of history... and the article is clearly dated.

[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 2 years ago

The first paragraph in the article reads:

"In Topeka, Kansas city officials are considering a controversial move to decriminalize domestic violence in the city after the Shawnee County government offloaded domestic violence enforcement on to city governments. Cities facing budget cuts and lost revenue are turning to many different cost-cutting measures, but this is perhaps the most extreme. Already, the county government has turned away at least 30 domestic violence cases."

Topeka, the jurisdiction in questio,n is a city. Shawnee county offloaded the cases onto the city because of budget issues - not being able to prosecute the cases - thus turning away 30 DV cases. The city of Topeka did not turn the cases away as part of this proposal.

People should be aware of history. Accurate depictions of history.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

You know what happen to Kansas, the Republicans took over. A Republican governor, 94 R’s to 31 D’s in the house and 33 R’s to 7 D’s in the senate.

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

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

They're like zombies.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

it is known

(my new fav saying from game of thrones, glad you brought this one back)

[-] 2 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Conservatism in action!

[-] 0 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Not at all, this would appear to be more evangelical than anything else. The conservatives are no longer represented by a political party and the term has been hijacked by those who govern based on their interpretation of the Bible. The Reps today are not the party of Ike or Goldwater any longer.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

The nation is broke. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. No one wants to be Peter. Everyone wants to be Paul.- unknown

[-] -1 points by slinkeey (244) 2 years ago

Wait a minute here.. Lawmakers rejected this motion....

More lies spread by liberals.

[-] -1 points by slinkeey (244) 2 years ago

Wow this is sad... It's amazing what the liberals have done to this country...

Police Bad!! Criminals Good!! Police Bad!!! Criminals Good..

Just listen to our Preisdent!