Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Bad Incantation

Looks like the courthouse here in Louisville messed up another magical protection spell when it issued an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) to a young lady recently.

Her ex-boyfriend is alleged to have overcome the cone of safety provided by the EPO, hung out near the ladies apartment, took her keys from her and drug her into her apartment, then took her phone away when she tried to call the police. He then allegedly menaced her with an aluminum baseball bat before taking off. All it would have taken was a few inches of difference in one of those swings of the bat to change this into a murder investigation.

Luckily for her, this jerk was more interested in causing psychological harm and fear than he was in beating her with the bat.  But that's all she had going for her was luck.  The EPO didn't work, there wasn't a policeman or knight in shining armor around to help her, and all she could do was curl up in a ball and hope to live to see sunset.  And like someone once told me:  Hope isn't a plan.

Ladies, please take control of your own safety, especially if you fear for your life enough to get the state involved.  Don't rely on luck and hope to keep you from harm when some jerk, whether you know him or not, decides that it's time to either take your life, your dignity, or your body.


Old NFO said...

Excellent point! Paper does NOT protect...

Jay G said...

1911 beats 911 any day.

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