TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! DISAPPOINTED BY POLICE AND JACKSON COUNTY COURT SYSTEM: DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM SHARES HER STORY WITH TKC BLOG COMMUNITY!!!
TKC NOTE: Recently, this social media message was sent my way from a Kansas City Area victim of Domestic Abuse. The lady at the center of this tragic situation felt that it was important to share her story in order to warn other women of the danger that confronts them. Check it:
Jackson County Domestic Abuse Testimony
On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every DAY. Why? Because despite all the advocacy and laws spouting protection, the truth is when you are a victim of domestic abuse, the justice system and the law are NOT on your side. Every time I was beaten by my husband the police would show up and act like I was a 'problem' for them. The last incident, one even told me "there are people dying out there and I have to come and babysit your marital problems." Yes, that's right. Thank you Kansas City Police Officer for demonstrating clearly just how you view domestic abuse.
Today my protection order against my abusive ex husband was removed because he hired a ruthless lawyer. Because he paid big bucks I was denied my basic right of protection. At the court appearance for the restraining order, A JACKSON COUNTY JUDGE had the trial immediately, did not ask or offer that I get council even when I asked if I should (this was wrong on his account, as I was told by legal counsel after the trial), allowed my abusive ex's lawyer to verbally accost me and treat me like the criminal putting ME on trial, and I was not allowed to testify fully, to present evidence, nor did he allow my 2 witnesses to testify. He made a judgement without listening to the evidence, and he even told me the history of abuse does not count, only the incident the day before I filed for a protection order counts. What?!!
This is why women in this country are murdered so frequently by the people that are supposed to take care of them. Because in truth, it's so easy for them to do it. Why are our judges not held accountable when they make bad decisions? What harm would have been done to provide me with an order of protection against a man in which I have much evidence he had abused me for years? Who are the watchers out there to question what this judge did (and others like him). Shame on our judicial system, our media, and our society that continues to not keep our mothers, sisters, and daughters safe.