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Domestic Violence Explosion? Or regular seasonal mayhem?

By johnboy 27 January 2009 28

The Canberra Times is reporting on a swag of domestic violence issues clogging out courts yesterday.

Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill went so far as to express his concern:

    “It would be interesting to get some statistics on the number of family violence matters we’ve seen lately,” Mr Cahill said. ”It seems to me that in the past six weeks or so, there’s been an explosion of family violence matters coming before these courts. I don’t know what’s happening in this community lately.”

Does Ron normally take Christmas off? Back in November we reported on Housing ACT gearing up for a seasonal rise in domestic violence.

Without wanting to in any way condone domestic violence, it’s a sad fact that anyone with a predeliction to it is more likely to loose control during a period of family stress, disturbed routines, and high alcohol consumption. I.e. The six weeks over Christmas and January.

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HenryBG said :

schmeah said :

HenryBG said :

The majority of …. offenders are women.

Got any stats to back that claim up? Would be laughable, if I didn’t suspect you were actually being serious by showing everyone how silly you are.

Sure I do, but I’m too afraid to share them with you as I’m afraid of being lured into Telopea Park and stabbed 17 times in the back and left to die.

Okay, so you have one stat that was in no way related to domestic violence. Well done.

HenryBG 3:43 pm 28 Feb 12

schmeah said :

HenryBG said :

The majority of …. offenders are women.

Got any stats to back that claim up? Would be laughable, if I didn’t suspect you were actually being serious by showing everyone how silly you are.

Sure I do, but I’m too afraid to share them with you as I’m afraid of being lured into Telopea Park and stabbed 17 times in the back and left to die.

schmeah 1:27 pm 28 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

Solidarity said :

The majority of …. offenders are women.

Got any stats to back that claim up? Would be laughable, if I didn’t suspect you were actually being serious by showing everyone how silly you are.

Bikenut 1:14 pm 28 Feb 12

Having been involved with the courts, particularly Magistrate Dingwall, they are to blame. Unwilling to convict, hopeless even in the face of photo evidence involving serious assault, why the hell would they bother with a mere wife beater.

HenryBG 12:30 pm 28 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

Just castrate repeat domestic violence offenders… cull the testosterone and all good. Don’t need those kind of people breeding anyway

The majority of victims of domestic violence are children, and the majority of offenders are women.

Obviously, a sensible course of action would be to pay welfare benefits conditional on the recipient presenting evidence of being up-to-date on her Depo-Provera shots.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:18 am 28 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

Just castrate repeat domestic violence offenders… cull the testosterone and all good. Don’t need those kind of people breeding anyway

I knew a guy living in a physically abusive relationship where the female regularly attacked him with a variety of objects? Perhaps a hysterectomy is in order…?

In all seriousness, domestic violence is a scourge on society, and more needs to be done to deal with the problem.

Ben_Dover 11:09 am 28 Feb 12

Mr Evil said :

Maybe if Cahill and his associates started putting a few violent morons away for their crimes, then the rate of domestic violence might drop?

No no no! What is needed is more counselling services, these people are obviously mentally ill and need mentoring, and to recieve positive affirmations of their self respect and self esteem,..

Solidarity 10:44 am 28 Feb 12

Just castrate repeat domestic violence offenders… cull the testosterone and all good. Don’t need those kind of people breeding anyway

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