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Restraining order would have prevented murder??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PiratePast40, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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  2. semajg

    semajg Vancouver Member

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    Funny, considering what happened to Jessica Gonzales in the lawsuit Castle Rock v Gonzales. The police refused/ignored her requests to enforce an existing restraining order to not approach her or her four children. This resulted in the murder of 3 of her children, and a "suicide by police" of the husband.

    The US Supreme Court ruled, basically, the police have no duty to enforce the restraining order, and thus no duty protect her. The court found that state law did not entitle the holder of a restraining order to any specific mandatory action by the police. Instead, restraining orders only provide grounds for arresting the subject of the order.

    You can find lots of other sources, but here is the Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_of_Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you need to get a restraining order against someone then you better go get a gun and some training to go along with it.

    A piece of paper doesn't protect anything other then you going to jail for shooting the person breaking the restraining order.
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  5. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    At least we know that there is someone in Mass. with a little sense......


    Ray