Set up a registry for domestic abusers.
  • Petitioned Pete Olson

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Texas State Representative
Pete Olson

Set up a registry for domestic abusers.

    1. Nicole Miller
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Miller

      El Lago, TX

I was a victim of family violence from the time I was six months pregnant to the time I was nine months pregnant. The very last time my abuser struck me was 14 days before my daughter was born. After finally getting out of that situation, I reached to the district attorney in hopes that justice would be served but low and behold, they failed me. The abuser served six months in jail when he could' have easily taken my life as well as the life of the person inside of me and now he is out on the streets with only deferred adjudication as his punishment along with a hefty fine of $500 and 120 hours of community service.

If you asked any victim of domestic violence, I'm sure that this punishment does NOT fit the crime and I want to stop that. Women need to know who their child is dating as well as the back ground of the person that they're personally romantically involved with without having to pay for it. It should be a public record that should be able to be viewed by any and all that need to for their own personal safety. If sex offenders have to register, why not felony domestic abusers....I would NOT have dated (or married) this man had I known he had a past of domestic violence. Now I have a daughter with an abusive father and little help from any agency.

Patricia Lykos advertises, "I want the public to know the lawyers, investigators and support staff of the Harris County DA's Office are dedicated and incredibly talented individuals who are always striving to improve the administration of justice and ensure that we always do the right thing."

Where was the justice in my case and how can he just be let go?

The agencies I thought were to be for my (and my daughter's protection) have failed. CPS has determined that because I went back to him for a brief period, I am a registered perpetrator. How is that? No wonder women don't cry out. There is no one to listen.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Veronica Galaviz

      Nicole Miller
      Petition Organizer

      RICHARDSON – Veronica Galaviz of Richardson is nine months free of the man who tried to first kill her before then taking his own life. Prior to that horrific night, Galaviz said that she spent years being verbally and then physically abused.

      But a bill that has been proposed by State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio seeks to create a domestic violence registry, similar to the current sex offender registry. “Once you’ve been in an abusive relationship, you have some trust issues,” Galaviz said. “You always have some doubts, and this would be one way to relieve some of those doubts.”

      “I think it’s a great tool, especially for someone who doesn’t have the means to do a criminal background check on a potential suitor,” Galaviz added.
      http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/01/21/proposed-bill-would-create-domestic-violence-registry/

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    3. The injustice of domestic violence policies

      Nicole Miller
      Petition Organizer

      October was Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness month, but the flurry of articles, speeches, and calls for increased funding omitted crucial data. Current DV arrest policies are blatantly unjust and need to be reinvented.

      Every year, an estimated one million Americans are arrested on DV charges. Typically they spend several days in jail. According to the Criminal Justice Review (pdf), only 30.5 percent of those arrested are convicted. The vast majority of those convicted plead guilty to a lesser crime to avoid trial and possible imprisonment. Thus the percentage of those actually guilty of DV may be considerably lower than 30.5 percent.

      If 70 percent of arrested muggers were released without charge, if most of the 30 percent detained were given plea deals, questions would arise about “overzealous” police and prosecutors. With DV the opposite happens. The low conviction rate brings cries for more aggressive policies and prosecution.

      Why?
      http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf

    4. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Alexis Luttrull NASHVILLE, IN
      • 9 months ago

      Stop the war against women!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Sex offenders and domestic violence must be registered because a registry for perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence is essential to protect women, girls, boys and children in front of them. At the moment, all countries without exception worldwide protect the perpetrators not the victims. This is an absolute disgrace and needs to change!

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    • Angela Serbin MENDOTA, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Survivor of dv

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    • Brooke Gorham TRENTON, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a victim of domestic violence and it would help people to know who the abusers are and to steer clear

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    • Karen Stant ABILENE, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      No longer a victim.

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