Restraining order laws are dangerous and unfair to men

I and many other men have been, and are the victims of spurious or vindictively motivated restraining orders; all which is necessary to obtain a restraining order, under the current law is an UNSUBSTANTIATED, accusation of abuse, or claim of fear of potential abuse, no matter how outlandish or bizarre. NO PROOF is needed or asked for, and the man is automatically assumed to be guilty, and is thrown out of his home, deprived of his children and property, with no recourse but a very short Hearing sometime in the future, and there is NO PENALTY for lying to the court in order to deliberately injure another person, and no provision is made for accusations made by the mentally ill. The violence against women act is a good law, but is out of balance and dangerous to many innocent men, who are often unaware that the order has been filed until the police show up to throw them out of their home. Penalties must be added for lying to the courts to obtain false restraining orders, in order to deliberately and falsely injure another party. We the people of the United States of America, demand that our Lawmakers address this gross inequity in the law and redress the wrongs done by ensuring that the abuses will be stopped and that deliberate abuses will be punished by law.

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My name is John Baker and I am married to a woman with a mental illness who has over the last 15 years filed many restraining orders against me, and as many times as the court has dealt with her and I, they refuse to do anything to prevent abuse even though I have shown them many times that the restraining orders were without merit, When my wife is well and on her medications she is very sweet and caring and takes very good care of me, but when the illness gets out of control she is a different person, I have met many men who have been the victims of this unbalanced, unfair and, in my estimation; unconstitutional(as written) law, we need to restore fairness and balance to the law (and also state and local laws), by adding penalties for lying to the courts and deliberately misrepresenting the truth in order to hurt someone or gain an unfair advantage, Filing false police reports is already illegal, lets make them enforce the law.

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for additional information and resources visit; http://www.accused.com/clients/cases/spousal.abuse02.html http://www.glennsacks.com/letterman_case_shows.htm http://www.massoutrage.com/rofalse.htm

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  • Anonymous I recently lost my battle and now have a restraining order. My neighbor's boyfriend has been harassing me for months, telling me I need to go back down-under (I'm Australian, but recently obtained my US Citizenship) After he attacked me with a lawnmower he filed a restraining order on me.. He and his girlfriend proceeded to lie to the court and despite the fact I had witnesses and photos of their harassment the judge sided with them. There needs to be something in place so people can be protected from such sick people.

  • Anonymous THIS HAPPENED TO MY BROTHER. HE WAS BEING HARRASSED BY NEIGHBORS AND HE HAS TO MOVE AND THEY WERE THE BAD ONES AND TROUBLEMAKERS. BUT BECAUSE T HEY GOT THE RESTRAINING ORDER FIRST..THEY COURT AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVED THEM AND THEY ARE PSYCHOS BELIEVE ME!! NOT FAIR.....AND MY BROTHER WAS LIVING IN THE COMPLEX FOR 9 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM TILL THOSE NUTS MOVED IN DOWNSTAIRS!!

  • matt This has happened to me just so my wife could run off and take my children with a convicted child abuser named Timothy Housand, wife's name is Jaime Barth. They used an ex parte restraining order to loot my house as well.

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    3 months ago Comments: This has happened to me just so my wife could run off and take my children with a convicted child abuser named Timothy Housand, wife's name is Jaime Barth. They used an ex parte restraining order to loot my house as well.
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