Thursday, September 1, 2011

Not Worth the Paper

A man in Louisville is charged with violating an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) and stabbing his estranged wife and her pregnant daughter after breaking into her home.  No details are given about why the order was given to the victim, but since he allegedly tried to gut her and her pregnant daughter like a trout, I'm guessing violent behavior was involved.  Apparently the magical incantation against domestic violence contained in the EPO wasn't done exactly right.

People, if you feel you need to get a protective order in order to keep someone from hurting you, do one of two things:  Move into a policeman's house and never leave their side, or get something a little more tangible than a stern warning from a judge to keep them from killing you.  And even if you know a cop who's willing to let you crash on their couch, get a gun.


Lokidude said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Protective orders do nothing but give the authorities one more thing to charge with while the "protected" party is in the ER or assuming room temperature.

45er said...

Yes. This ^

Julie said...

well here they've just brought in a '3-strikes-and-you're-in' legislation re VROs. I can't see this ending well.

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