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Event Alert: CDV “Call To Action”

SC ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HOST EVENT URGING TOUGHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PENALTIES || By FITSNEWS || S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson is hosting a “call to action” on the issue of criminal domestic violence next Tuesday (January 13, 2015). Wilson’s CDV event – which will be held on the north steps of…

SC ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HOST EVENT URGING TOUGHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PENALTIES

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson is hosting a “call to action” on the issue of criminal domestic violence next Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

Wilson’s CDV event – which will be held on the north steps of the S.C. State House – is intended to keep the issue front-and-center as South Carolina lawmakers convene for the 121st session of the state’s General Assembly.

According to a news release from Wilson’s office, the event “will urge the General Assembly to pass tougher domestic violence penalties before the end of the year.”

Wilson will also dust off the red and blue silhouettes his office uses each year to honor domestic violence victims via its “Silent Witness” ceremony.

The CDV issue has been back on lawmakers’ radar due to headlines like this.  Oh, and thanks to South Carolina’s abysmal national rankings on this issue.  According to the latest data, South Carolina ranks No. 2 in the nation in the percentage of its women killed by men – although it has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in previous years.

Are “Republicans” serious about this issue?  Eh … (click HERE and HERE).

Anyway … Wilson’s event will be held at 11:30 a.m. EST Tuesday on the north steps of the State House.  Joining him, among others, will be solicitors, sheriffs, police chiefs, victims’ advocacy groups and legislative leaders.

In fact we’re told new S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas may even be making an appearance …

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14 comments

Christmas Eve Party for Wilson January 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

His “call to action” is good timing & good optics considering we learned the other day that he doesn’t apply the law to himself.

Good thing the taxpayer isn’t considered an “abusive spouse” for Wilson’s sake.

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Christmas Eve Party for Wilson January 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

*abusive=abused

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Sounds juicy. January 11, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Sounds like you know something. Spill it. Tell it all.

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Facts January 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Ahhhhh, a return to the 1990s mentality whereas putting people behind bars for longer periods solves the problem (which has proven not to work as a deterrent for others).
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Get to the root of the problems. Women are also too blame. Women also attack and hit others. Women also resort to forms of bullying. Men equally are to blame. But women have a tendency to start the shit that leads to shit when men try to walk away from them.
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Wilson’s Office and these other dumbasses in government are blind. But then, laws are for the women, are they not?

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Pillow Talk January 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

When CDV against men reaches #2 in the nation your point may be taken more seriously. For now, man the fuck up.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 9, 2015 at 10:18 pm

When CDV against men reaches #2 in the nation your point may be taken more seriously.

Where does SC rank now?

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snickering January 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

Probably the worst in absolutely everything. Sometimes I feel SC is just a banana Republic.

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Facts January 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Where are all the federal bust of state lawmakers we were promised that would happen in December 2014????

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nitrat January 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

If cops at CDV cases keep charging for A & B to avoid the 3 CDV charges that bump it up to circuit court, if solicitors make plea deals to bump CDV down, all the feel good changes Alan Wilson and the legislature SAY they want to make mean nothing.
We have cops and we have solicitors who don’t think beating spouses and children within the family is a big deal. As long as the cops and the solicitors don’t have to abide by the law…well, what’s the point?

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Tom January 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Will the Eckstroms be there?

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ELCID January 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Here’s a very good idea to drastically cut domestic violence in SC.
Stop making divorces take 18 months or longer to obtain.
SC is listed as one of the 5 hardest places to get a divorce in the United States.

It’s ridiculous: you can get a divorce in NY/NJ for $300 and 30 days. The other person does not even need to show up. If people were not imprisoned with each other, and knew either one could just walk away (harder if children are involved). Then the violence would go down.

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you got it ace! January 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

I’m sure that’s the reason for domestic violence.

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Plonk January 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Law breaking lawmakers passing laws. Imagine that.

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snickering January 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

Well for the first time I respect a position Alan Wilson has taken. Who would have thought.

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