And now the Police want the power to issue ‘instant’ DVOs. It seems to me that this is yet another smoke-screen the police are using to ‘ease’ their work-load.
The concept being, Herbert The Violent (that’s the Herbert who has just beaten the tripes out his spouse or children) can be slung out on his ear and forced to stay away.
The concept appears, at first assessment, to have merit. But on second thoughts, the police already have a wide range of charges which they can use to contain a truly violent partner. For a proven assault, as opposed to, ‘My partner just said something man to me and I actually need him out of here before my ‘new’ partner arrives,’ the police can arrest and detain the perp…And so they should.
But now they want the job of judge and or jury by making instant assessments of a ‘situation’ and handing out instant DVOs. That is NOT their task. Their task is to enforce laws, take appropriate actions in the circumstances, then leave matters to the court to decide an appropriate solution.
We must not allow this initiative to progress beyond the media.
Can it get any worse as judges believe police when they lie in court – so you get shafted both ways when falsely accused of DV allegations??? You can always guarantee to beaten to a pulp locked in a basement cop cell – its called police integrity !!!
Hey guys if this comes to be it will be better than what It is at present. We will be able to get on our anger management course much sooner no watng for the F.C.to hold us back straight into the 20 week course and then we we will be able to start the long drag trying to get to see the kids.No Peter B. I think its called a Police State.Dont let this happen guys.
I’m wondering, if ‘instant’ DVOs were brought in, would they also bring in ‘instant false allegation’ punishments.
In my case, and I’m sure there have many others, the mother made a false complaint and admitted as much to the attending officers.
It achieved the desired result; a police escort to a women’s refuge (refuge from what?), and assistance with the first stage of my son’s de-fathering.
I’m sure that the implimentation of ‘instant’ DVOs would soon be followed by goose-stepping!
wholly agree wayne.
however what are the chances of getting instant false allegation punishments… less than nil…
to be honest these days i regret ever bringing a kid into this world to face the horrors that await him.
Wish i hadn’t esp. in circumstances which are aligned against him. In a way i have condemned him to a miserable life before it has even started.
I feel the same bro about my daughters …they didn’t deserve all this crap ….