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"Facing Cuts, a City Repeals Its Domestic Violence Law."
Ever feel like committing a crime against your significant other? Then Topeka, Kansas is the place for you!
Yes, through the magic of Republican budget cuts, Topeka is now a paradise for alcoholic wife-beaters and emotionally unbalanced rage-freaks. Remember, that government that governs best governs least!
See, it works like this; Topeka doesn't have any money. The county doesn't have any money. And the district attorney's office doesn't have any money. So domestic violence cases get handed off every which way and the City Council finally had enough and voted to repeal the city's statute against domestic violence.
The reasoning was that, if domestic violence cases weren't covered under city statutes, then someone else would have to prosecute under state law. It's drastic, sure, but city leaders believe it beats the status quo. According to the report, "Eighteen people have been arrested on domestic violence charges since September and released without charges because no agency is accepting new cases." Whether Topeka's gambit will work or just make matters worse is unclear.
"To have public officials pointing fingers while victims of domestic violence are trying to figure out who will protect them is just stunning," said Joyce Grover, executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
So keep voting for all those tax- and budget-cutting Republicans, Kansas. Because if this proves anything, it's that you can totally pay for government with nothing but happy thoughts and rainbows. Don't let facts or math dissuade you. Those were created by Satan and liberals. (New York Times)
-Does this explain Republicans, too?-
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I think it just might. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
"Rick Perry Off By Only Two Centuries On Dates Of The American Revolution."
It's probably some kind of record for him. (ThinkProgress)