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#1 Raynequeen

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:02 PM

Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money

(thinkprogress.org)

Faced with their worst budget crises since the Great Depression, states and cities have resorted to increasingly desperate measures to cut costs. State and local governments have laid off teachers, slashed Medicaid funding, and even started unpaving roads and turning off streetlights.
But perhaps the most shocking idea to save money is being debated right now by the City Council of Topeka, Kansas. The city could repeal an ordinance banning domestic violence because some say the cost of prosecuting those cases is just too high:
Last night, in between approving city expenditures and other routine agenda items, the Topeka, Kansas City Council debated one rather controversial one: decriminalizing domestic violence.
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#2 Joker

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

Just wow :eek:

#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:32 PM

With all the good govt and economy i just dont understand how the usa could be broke.

#4 concert andy

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:38 PM

With all the good govt and economy i just dont understand how the usa could be broke.


Take this back to our discussion.

You know why we are in this state, but you use laws that were put in place 100 years ago to support you sarcastic claim.

#5 Feck

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:52 PM

i bet they waste a lot more cash on non violent 1st time droog offenses, but to even consider this is just :one:

#6 Jwheelz

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Jeez...

#7 vic

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

they should just decriminalize rape and murder while they're at it...fuck it.

#8 Sunshower

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:34 PM

That will be next!:rolleyes:

#9 beerzrkr

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

As long as you weren