Thursday, May 3, 2012

Let's make sure probable cause arrest is included in VAWA

From SAVE services:

Democrats and Republicans in the House have each introduced their own versions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). While we applaud some improvements, there is still work to be done.

Persons accused of domestic violence deserve their due process. And they certainly don't get that with mandatory arrest. Unfortunately, it was not removed from VAWA, by either side.

One in six Americans know someone who has been falsely accused of domestic violence.

During a recent trip to Capitol Hill, I happened to meet three different legislative staffers who had a friend or loved one who had been falsely accused. They know...but they need to hear from you.

Call your Representatives in Congress and demand that VAWA require probable-cause evidence for domestic violence arrests.

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Or Find your Representatives by zip code: click here

We have very little time to make a very big difference in the lives of the future falsely accused.

So get calling! Please!


Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Probable cause is good thing to have encoded into law for without it the cops could arrest anyone they didn't like so including it in VAWA would be a good thing. If you feel the same way then by all means call and/or email your Congressional Representative.

It may also help to contact the Speaker of the House John Boehner: click here

Also contact House Majority Leader Eric Cantor:click here

Contacting them in addition to your Representative helps the cause so it would be really great if you did.

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