Domestic Violence Victim Sent To Jail For Lying For Her Abuser
Domestic Violence Victim Sent To Jail For Lying For Her Abuser
62-year-old William Wade of Barstow was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for brutally beating and torturing his 43-year-old, live-in girlfriend, but in an unusual twist, the victim Debra Harper, also went to jail. picked by drogue 4 days ago
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 2manyuse...
4 days ago
WHAT. THE. f**k!?

How could such a tragedy and a farce of American law happen? Who are the a*****es who put her jail?

The prosecutor, the prosecuting attorney, and the judge should all be disbarred and be heavily fined.

This is one of the most obscene things I have heard of.

A woman in fear of her life, a woman who has been beaten so many times that it has effected her mentally can not be held accountable for her actions - even if those actions involve lies and false testimony. She was not acting freely.

What is next, arresting rape victims because they lied and claimed they weren't raped our of shame or fear of what could happen? (I remember a episode of Law & Order or similar show where a woman was raped by a serial rapist. She never reported it and denied ever being raped when the police were investigating because she was ashamed and because she was impregnated and didn't want to tell her husband the baby wasn't his)

There is NO WAY this would hold up on an appeal. Right? Please god, tell me this will be overturned.
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 Jetka
3 days ago
I disagree with this ruling as well. But this is a comment from the website:

Men, I love them, but golly, look at the incredibly insane things they do. Its all that testosterone. If they could ever get by that, who knows, they might be able to sit down and reason together.
As though there aren't any women in the world who abuse men? And as though all men do insane things?
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 BLANSETT...
2 days ago
« 2manyusernames : What is next, arresting rape victims because they lied and claimed they weren't raped our of shame or fear of what could happen? (I remember a episode of Law & Order or similar show where a woman was raped by a serial rapist. She never reported it and denied ever being raped when the police were investigating because she was ashamed and because she was impregnated and didn't want to tell her husband the baby wasn't his)

**Stand up and slow clap**
Thank you 2many for saying exactly what needed to be said.

AAH, Law and Order, you've got to love the ficticious situations they come up with that really make you think. Then they always leave you with a parting comment followed by...d**k Wolf. Question though, does anyone know what that sound is supposed to be?
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 kim0627
17 hours ago
As a person who was a victim is an abusive relationship, I LIED for years to cover it up. Why?? I was a dumb girl and he kept saying he was sorry, he did not mean it, and he would never do it again. I was lucky mine was no where near hers. But to put this woman in jail is just wrong. She was wrong to lie about it but if you have never been in that situations you are extremely scared.
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 brittni
9 hours ago
This type of failure causes so much damage to potential cases where a woman might finally have admitted and extricated herself from an abusive relationship. The message it sends is really jarring, telling a woman if she has been victimized and denied it she can never break the silence or she'll be sentenced to jail. At a time when she is most fragile about her chosen course of action she should be among those who can help her acclimate to society again and gain strength in order to stay resolute, not be removed from those necessary aspects directly after being in a an abusive relationship and thereby blocking a path to recovery.
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