Somewhere in this country a woman may be physically abused by her husband. One evening, police might show up at the couple’s home on an anonymous tip and may even suspect violence, but due to lack of evidence, they could leave after issuing only a warning. Then, later that night, the abusive husband may kill his wife. Even if he is arrested, he may bail out or beat the charge, and still, the woman could wind up dead. There is not a cop, a district attorney, a judge, or anyone else who wants to be responsible for dropping the ball in such a case, and if that means a few innocent men must fry, so be it.
It only took one Ike and Tina Turner movie for this country, whose governing body has always been predominantly male, to surrender a man’s right to make the wrong girl angry, marry a bruiser, or even argue loudly with his wife, especially if she has a shrill voice. In order to eradicate the next Ike at first sign, policies have been put in place to give women a chance to not only defend themselves against such monsters, but to almost annihilate them.
Men must be very diligent when choosing a mate. What was once written off as a “crazy girlfriend,” feared for being demented enough to flatten a guy’s brand new tires, has become capable of a ferocious form of terrorism, and just like that, Hamas has moved into the bedroom.
Today, any woman who wishes to flex her muscle has only to dial those three magic numbers; it’s very simple. That may be all she can muster, but it will suffice. She only needs to still be angry or rather, upset, when the cops show up, and of course, to make sure her significant other is also quite irate. Neither should be difficult to do, and at the sign of any dispute, someone will go to jail, almost always the man.
Some women may thirst for further vengeance. Maybe they are just more sensitive or vindictive, or perhaps a particular husband screwed up very, very badly and deserves a special punishment. A motivated wife, let’s say, can upgrade from silent victim to fierce accuser with one lie, or one story, and she only needs to be halfway convincing.
Perhaps she could stage the scene by causing a ruckus before the police arrive. For example, attacking him violently can result in some attempt on his part to subdue her rage, especially if she were larger or stronger or in better shape, often leaving marks or scratches (mainly on the man!). Also, screams heard throughout the neighborhood can go a long way. A highly graphic claim, a messy house, and some scratches can be enough to upgrade the whole thing to a felony assault charge in many states.
The physical act of being arrested, which may be daunting to some and ho-hum to others, but is embarrassing to anyone when it happens in front of his home, is only the beginning. The accused husband can sit in jail for up to a month, depending on his ability to make bail. And remember that judges are very careful to cover their tracks in these cases. So, starting with the magistrate, they do not make it easy for an accused spouse to go back to his family, for fear he may hurt them again. Whether or not he ever did in the first place is irrelevant.
Upon being released, the man, who was implicated by nothing but the word of his enraged wife, will now have to deal with domestic violence charges, which are as serious as her story, brought against him by the state, even if she recants her statement. Again, this is a policy adopted in order to protect the “shy” or “frightened” victims who are sweet-talked by their abusers back to danger. As far as sufficient evidence, the D.A. is not in a hurry to dismiss the case that frees the next wife-killer, and neither is the court-appointed defense attorney. It would be wise for men today to have an attorney on retainer.
At any rate, the court battle must be fought from a remote location, as the alleged assailant (which is a nice way of saying someone who has not yet been proven guilty of the particular crime) is then banished from his home and detached from his family and possessions. He is to have no contact with his wife at all without a police escort. Only with two cops by his side is he allowed roughly ten minutes in his house to gather what he needs to live until the trial is over, which could be months.
Also during this time, as one lie is causing a typhoon of court appearances and other inconveniences – like having no home and only a handful of belongings – this true victim will be forced to attend a program for “offenders” such as himself, which can only be described as a probation for “innocent” people.
As a bonus, he also inherits the aromatic stigma of doubt which follows him now and forever, at each telling of the tale. Even his closest friends and kin must hold out that smallest percentage of disbelief, as is the case with anything, lest they be fools. That damage is quite irreversible, to some degree, and it is the guaranteed minimum from such a strike. That rate of effectiveness is a terrorist’s dream.
While wading through the ruins that were his life, the accused man will find it difficult getting so much as a kind priest to hear his side of the story. However, when a woman makes these ridiculous claims, there are organizations, groups, and foundations for domestic abuse victims at every turn to help her along. These groups are not bad ideally. Only, what they are in reality is an arm of the State. They will shelter her, “listen” to her story, encourage her to open up, introduce her to real victims, or other liars like herself, and allow them to swap stories. Most important, they will keep up with all of her court dates and even drive her to court.
If the truth does prevail, which occurs less often than many patriots would like to admit, the falsely accused man is simply sent off to what’s left of the residence he was forced to vacate months earlier, with no refunds for expenses incurred or loss of job. He will not receive a letter of apology or an excuse note to present to his landlord or boss. They won’t even wipe the arrest from his record, so each time this curse may be put upon him it is recorded and the endearing term “domestic violence” is forever stamped beside his name only a click away for any potential employer, in-law, friend, or partner.
Although it is probably agreed that this form of abuse is more damaging than a fat lip, society should not accept either. However, enforcement is being undermined by women who are willing to cry rape or claim to be beaten, going so far as to injure themselves and tell gruesome tales that are almost strong enough to convict on their own. It is as simple as the boy who cried wolf. Eventually, there will be a backlash that will affect those who are in true dire straits.
Making false accusations, which leads to perjury and is defined as slander, libel, or defamation, is a charge that has been discounted to the point where most laymen are unfamiliar with its terms. Stricter penalties need to be put in place for these actions. In addition, there should be a fast and easy track for an innocent victim of such slander to press charges, both against perjury in the criminal courts, and also in a civil suit, though it could probably never fully recoup such a loss. Liars are the most fierce terrorist group, and the truth simply will not prevail as long as they are allowed to flourish.