I must have made a mistake. I apologize. i am trying to delete the message.
Is this a famous case? I don't understand.
What laws changed? i lived there when most of the abuse towards me happened and would love to know of the story behind your post.
I don't understand why you are upset--all I am reading is that the petitions for injunctions will still be handled in the expected way. Where is the change?
Maybe you are correct, and the change is buried further on in the document--as you mentioned, it is much longer. Did you learn about the change in a news report, or an article online? I think we all agree that law enforcement and the courts could do more to protect people in abusive situations.
For others who haven't heard of this horrific event, here's a link: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/os-turkey-lake-road-shooting-orlando-20120927,0,7796601.story
Apparently the abuser has attacked or threatened numerous women over the past ten years, injunctions have been granted, he has violated them, and nothing has happened. I can see two things that need to change right there: first, when someone fails to follow an order from the court/police that affects an individual's safety, there should be an immediate penalty; and second, if an individual demonstrates a pattern of dangerous behavior, he or she should be dealt with swiftly and severely. I think this man was so crazy (or felt so entitled) that he probably would have violated any restriction he felt like violating, but if his pattern of violence had been taken seriously, his victims might have been spared.
...This is so very sad.
The worst part is it could have been prevented.
And then they wonder why women don't leave...
An "Abusive" man is dangerous!