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Restraining order laws are dangerous and unfair to men

357 Signatures Goal: 500

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.

Sponsor

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.

Links

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
  • Harold Molohon
    Harold Molohon United States, Norfolk
    Jun 20, 2015
    Jun 20, 2015
    Hello--
    Is this sight just for belly-aching, bitching, and getting nothing done? You can go on Facebook and do that.
    I'm looking for an organization, group, or any entity that knows anything about how to prosecute someone who lies and obtains a restraining order against an innocent man. If anyone out there knows where there are professionals addressing these problems please let me know.
  • Harold Molohon
    Harold Molohon United States, Norfolk
    Jun 19, 2015
    Jun 19, 2015
    Victim of P.O. abuse. Despite overwhelming evidence I had done nothing wrong I was hauled into court and slapped with a two year restraining order. My daughter lied first to a magistrate and then a judge I had no recourse, could do nothing about this lie except comply.
  • Frank Matyus
    Frank Matyus United States, Nevada City
    May 22, 2015
    May 22, 2015
    Restraining orders are onesided, worst is that the people that won favor for a RO, have moved outof state, and i can't seem to file a order of termanation, because i do not know where they live
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2014
    Jul 29, 2014
    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.
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    Jack Daniel Australia
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