03 March 2017

Restraining Order

A restraining order is worth something.

The honor of the person ordered to be restrained.

In the right hands, worth all the money in the world.

In the wrong hand, not worth the paper it's printed (in triplicate) on.

I see, now, how such orders drive people to break them.  There's so many innocuous things that cry to be said.  Things like "don't forget to check the oil" in their car with a slow drip.

Things that, if they're said, break the no contact order.

Persons without honor don't see that they must hold firm and do what they must.  Including replacing an engine months later when things blow over.

1 comment:

  1. The problem with restraining orders is we don't treat them the right way.

    It is not an "Order of Protection", it simply is a public document that plainly states "Leave me alone, I REALLY mean it!"

    For somebody who didn't catch the subtle message (or to the victim who wasn't clear with how they were really feeling), or to somebody cruel, but not sadistic, it VERY clearly ends a situation.

    For all else it supplies a VERY helpful paper trail to a pending deadly force case.

    Also, like false rape accusations, society isn't comfortable talking about how many times they are used as a punitive measure.


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