OK – so a local news poll asked the question: If a person calls the cops for a Domestic Violence dispute and doesn’t press charges, should they get fined? 60-some percent said yes and 30-some said no.
And I thought – that’s actually a good idea once you get over the shock of the weird question.
I mean – yeah you’re punishing the “victim” – but they don’t claim themselves as a true victim.
Look at it this way – the cops wasted their time, and they may have to come back again, putting their life in danger, and wasting their time, endangering others who need help.
So I say – you press charges, or get a fine for calling the cops.
I came up this idea after Katrina: if you don’t leave when it’s a mandatory evacuation, either:
1) You don’t get rescued.
2) You pay $$$$$$$ if you have to be rescued.
But whatever – so I want your comments – should charges have to be pressed for all D.V. police calls??? If we could get a police officer to input on this – I’d really like that.
Done “ranting (I guess???)”