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Topeka budget ax cuts domestic violence prosecutions

In Kansas, the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office faced budget woes. To cut costs, it said it would no longer prosecute misdemeanors, including domestic violence cases, in the city of Topeka. Read:

Topeka, Kansas City Council consideres decriminalizing domestic violence to save money on ThinkProgress.org.

YWCA calls for action to resolve domestic battery dispute on CJOnline.com. See links next to story for more on the issue.

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4 Comments on "Topeka budget ax cuts domestic violence prosecutions"

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  1. DawnG says:

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    Isn’t that freaking ironic?



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  2. behind_blue_eyes says:

    This country is not going to improve until we elect politicians who support increasing revenue. That we as a nation continue to protect the interests of the wealthiest 2% of Americans at the expense of everyone else is not only misguided, but borderline sociopathic.



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  3. Ox Drover says:

    I also think the relatively TINY amount spent for domestic violence compared to millions (billions?) “loaned” to politically connected people’s companies, which then goes belly up and the money goes “poof” GONE!@ and I suspect someone walks away with their pockets full, whistling a merry tune….while there can’t be found money to prosecute a person who is guilty of domestic violence.

    Shame! SHAME !!!!! on anyone who would go along with this corruption. Oops, I forgot, psychopaths and narcissistic politicians don’t have any SHAME! My bad!



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  4. behind_blue_eyes says:

    Ox;

    Throw in many religious leaders who disingenuously focus on trivial “moral” issues such as gay rights and abortion and completely ignore the destruction of families at the hands of corporate white collar criminals.



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