• Petitioned Raymond W. Kelly

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New York Police Department Commissioner
Raymond W. Kelly

NYPD: Stop running warrant and background checks on victims of domestic violence

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      <span>Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)</span>

Tell New York Police Department detectives that running a criminal background check on a domestic violence victim when they are investigating cases of domestic violence empowers perpetrators of abuse!

The NYPD and Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski recently created a new memo that requires police detectives to run a criminal background check, including driving records, on people who report an incident of domestic violence. This decision discourages victims from making the initial call for fear of being treated like a criminal rather than receiving assistance, and endangers the lives of victims and their children.

Sign the petition below today and tell Commissioner Kelly that this protocol is unacceptable!

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    • Henry French DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      Family members have been victim.

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    • Maryellen LaMonica THORNWOOD, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      These women are the victims and do not deserve to be victimized by the police. They have don't nothing wrong.

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    • Audrey Freudberg LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The victims of domestic violence are not the ones on whom the NYPD should be running background checks, but on the abusers. The abusers are the criminals. This is just more victim blaming, of which I am sick and tired. It's long past time to support the victims of domestic violence in NY and in the USA. Long past time.

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    • Debbie DeMelfi WASILLA, AK
      • over 1 year ago

      The background check should be done on the perpetrators of domestic violence NOT the victims...where has all of this country's common sense gone?

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    • Nancy Ayers MARIETTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Why would it not be? Save a life or lives...no time for background checks! I work with abused women and children.

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