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SC Senate Passes CDV Bill

BUT IS IT REALLY A “STEP FOWARD?” || By FITSNEWS || The South Carolina Senate passed legislation aimed at curbing criminal domestic violence (CDV) in the Palmetto State – which historically ranks among the nation’s leaders in the percentage of women killed by men. Why is that?  Hmmmmm … we’ve…

BUT IS IT REALLY A “STEP FOWARD?”

|| By FITSNEWS || The South Carolina Senate passed legislation aimed at curbing criminal domestic violence (CDV) in the Palmetto State – which historically ranks among the nation’s leaders in the percentage of women killed by men.

Why is that?  Hmmmmm … we’ve got some ideas (click HERE and HERE).

Anyway … the legislation engendered tremendous controversy owing to provisions that would deprive certain CDV offenders of their gun rights.  Federal law already imposes a lifetime ban on gun ownership for any CDV offender, although local and state law enforcement would have to refer such charges to federal prosecutors (who are unlikely to move on them in absence of a compelling reason).

The final version of the legislation permits “judicial discretion” on stripping gun rights for some CDV offenders – an amendment introduced by S.C. Senator Chip Campsen.

Really?  Because last time we checked “judicial discretion” in South Carolina was pretty much up to the legislative branch, which taps judicial nominees and then appoints them via notoriously corrupt legislative elections.

“I appreciate my colleagues working across the aisle to push this bill through,” S.C. Senator Larry Martin said in a statement. “South Carolina needs tougher domestic violence laws and this is a step in the right direction.”

The bill sparked a national controversy when one “Republican” State Senator – Thomas Corbin – got into a heated argument at a legislative dinner with the bill’s primary sponsor, S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy.

Corbin told Shealy – the only female member of the State Senate – that women were “lesser cuts of meat.”

Ruh-roh …

Shealy pushed back against Corbin’s remarks – and used them to build support for her legislation.

“I am happy that we stayed today and worked out a compromise in the domestic violence bill,” Shealy said in a statement.  “It is a strong bill although we did not get everything we wanted.”

Former prosecutor Greg Hembree – the State Senator who chaired a special domestic violence subcommittee – also praised the legislation.

“I am proud of my colleges for working tirelessly on this bill,” Hembree said in a statement.  “We worked hard in the off session in subcommittees and in full Judiciary Committee to get the best bill through the Senate.  We heard grueling testimony of families who have been victims.”

Still, some feel the chamber missed an opportunity during the debate over the legislation …

“I wish someone would go to the well (of the Senate) and talk about how damaging and abusive words are and stare down Corbin,” one State House insider told FITS. “They’re only talking about physical abuse and bodily harm in this debate.  I get why.  But a personal point would be in order.”

We agree …

South Carolina has passed a criminal domestic violence bill that marginally addresses the issue … in the process earning the state yet another national black eye for its backwardness.  Meanwhile the true savagery that lurks at the heart of this issue goes unaddressed … while the politically connected in the state continue to evade accountability when they break the law.

Score one for the status quo, if you ask us …

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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54 comments

GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

Why not just ENFORCE the current law???..

When liberals identify a Cause-de-Jour, way too many easily-led Republicans jump on the pop culture band wagon….And have weak-minded dolts like FITS joining in….

It saddens me to see Sen. Katrina Shealy getting all caught up in this man vs woman crap….I’m afraid she is beginning to dig herself a little too much thanks to all the gender-side-choosing…

We ALL hate the actions of CRIMINALS…we always have. It’s the Democrats, and trial lawyers letting killers (like OJ) walk free despite guilt…and violence toward women (See Bill Clinton)….

Democrats must keep women hating men, blacks hating whites, taker hating producer, young hating contributor and irresponsible hating responsible…etc…

Why does the GOP fall for this bogus Bull-S#!t….????

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Try To Keep Up February 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

Because instead of promoting and advocating for conservatism, they are more worried about protecting the party platform and how it’s perceived. This has been explained to you before and is part FITS disdain for liberal “Republicans” that you so often criticize him for. Yeah, yeah…I know..FITS isn’t a conservative, but he stills share the same disdain for failed liberal policies. You can at least throw him a bone for that and cut out the nonsense of comparing him to the communist sympathizers.

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SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 10:52 am

The current law allows a man to hospitalize the woman in his life twice before it becomes a felony on the third attempt on her life. It’s a total failure by both parties and the backwoods thinking of SC.

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GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

You have a record of acting on misguided emotion, ignorance and hate.

The fact you promote it, means it is perverted. For you to agree w/ any Republican is a F*#king disgrace to that Republican…

Not trying to be offensive. That’s just the truth…

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SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

Blah, blah, blah, hate filled, nonsensical postings of a madman. Blah, blah blah.

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a patriot February 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

BREAKING NEWS!!!!More bad news for you today…BiBi is refusing to meet with the terrorists when he visits next week…oops…I meant Democrat Party.

Jackie Chiles February 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

(demands increased penalties for crimes disproportionately committed by black males, cries about how the justice system discriminates against black males)

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SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

CDV isn’t disproportionately committed by black males. Bless your heart.

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Jackie Chiles February 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

(responds with personal bias without researching facts, forgets that google exists)

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html

“African Americans, especially African American Women, suffer deadly violence from family members at rates decidedly higher than for other racial groups in the United States. However, it is observed that research concerning family violence among African Americans is inadequate.”

SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

It is based more on socio-economic status. African Americans have more poverty and rates are higher among the poor. Same research that you are quoting.

Jackie Chiles February 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

(Insists criminal justice system is discriminating against blacks by arguing that more black males are poor and, therefore, resort to crime or dealing drugs to make a living; simultaneously argues that a CDV law that disproportionately jails mostly poor people, and, therefore, black males, is not discrimination)

SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Blah, blah, blah… same old bs.

Jackie Chiles February 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

I accept your apology.

SCBlueWoman February 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Hard to do as I didn’t apologize.

GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

He made you look like a Complete Fool…using your own words…Dumb@$$…LMAO…

3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Yes, but it’s becoming exponentially more dangerous for those who are not guilty.

GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Stop Jackie…you’re making SCBW look like a complete Idiot (not that, that is difficult)…LMAO…

How's your glass house? February 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

“you’re making SCBW look like a complete Idiot ”

Some people don’t need any help to look that way.

FastEddy23 February 26, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Au, Oh … Is this a “race card” issue? Death Penalty for a few more whities one way or the other?

IMOP it appears to be a just a bit of wheel spinning on SC senators’ part … something to “appease the masses” that really does nothing except tweak some uber-feminists. … But I’m in Taxifornia, what do I know …

JackieAssChiles February 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm

(^^^ Is a Make Believe Lawyer ^^^)

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Jackie Chiles February 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

(He chuckled to himself, satisfied that his hours of thought had such a Hilarious payoff)

FastEddy23 February 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

OK, just go out and kill ’em. How’s that “hope and change” working out for ya?

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RogueElephant February 26, 2015 at 11:04 am

Enforce the current law ? Are you crazy ? Politicians have to “do something”. “Shoot something at somebody”, “Pass a new law.” Otherwise the uninformed voters would see them for what they are. There is a bill somewhere in the system that sunsets all rules every so many years. They have to be brought back and be voted on again. That in and of itself should keep them busy enough so they don’t have time to screw up other new things. Great idea. There are still obscure laws on the books from the 1800s that some smart lawyers use to win cases today. Sadly it’s not just Dims.

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GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

BINGO….Passing more legislation will not keep one mis-guided girl from laying w/ some dangerous animal…

Mommy and Daddy…along w/ Christian teaching will help…but the pop culture and liberals hate hearing that individuals may be able to address this problem themselves…w/ the help of God and a respect for morality…

They’d rather blame people they hate…or act like government idiots can help…

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BinxBolling February 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Well, if they enforced the current federal law that’s been around for what, 20 years…it’d look at lot like this bill.

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GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

When you beat your wife in FEDERAL…I hope they Bury your @$$ under the jail…But this is South Carolina…so stay the F*#k away with your FEDERAL Bull-S#!t…we don’t need the country F*#ked up like the Federal Gov’t is…

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BinxBolling February 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Okay then. I’m just saying, all they’re trying to do is create a mechanism for enforcing already existing laws, like you suggested. If you want throw out the idea because OMG NO FEDERAL!! that’s fine by me. The legislators will vote how they vote and we’ll see how it goes…I’m amazed they’re even talking about something like DV after decades of ignoring the issue altogether.

And I don’t think anyone would claim this type of legislation will “fix” anything. It’s a step in the right direction. One of many changes necessary. Anyone who suggest otherwise is foolish — it’s a complicated issue.

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GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

DV is a CRIME!!!!….You’re acting like if we don’t put on a F*#king show about it, so politicians can pat themselves on the back…while the leftist media applauds. were in the Dark Ages.
You have to be one Simple-minded F*#k to think passing this law is a way to prove we’re not IGNORING DV…
The problem is the deterioration of society, and the lack of morality and responsibility. Pass a law to hold Democrats Responsible, and you may be on to something…otherwise you’re just another pack-think-lockstep idiot…

BinxBolling February 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

I’m not sure how you got that from what I’ve posted. Did I say domestic violence is not a crime? I don’t care if there’s a show. I don’t care for politicians in general.

I guess I’m not explaining myself well. I don’t think we’re in the dark ages…no matter how this shakes out. But the rest of this stuff — railing against the leftist (or rightist?) media, fed govt., whatever isn’t really my thing so I’ll leave it at that. I guess I’m one of your pack-think idiots? Haha that’s honestly pretty funny. Thanks for that and best of luck.

GrandTango February 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Just forget it…You’re too stupid to digest what YOU say…much less what I said about it..

3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Because it’s a knee-jerk reaction to political correctness, that’s why.

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Tunes'n'News February 26, 2015 at 10:41 am

SC must lead the nation in murder-suicides, almost always with the male as the trigger man. Another one in the news today in Belton. Corbin had an opinion piece in the paper today about balancing due process (taking away gun rights) with protecting victims/potential victims. He spotted this issues, but I’m not sure Corbin should be the spokesman for anything that involves balancing rights, nuance, etc. Maybe he could be a spokesman for an all you can eat, males only, chinese buffet……

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FastEddy23 February 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

“Divorce, Italian Style”? (Check it out @ netflux)

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Fantasy Island February 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

And lesser cuts of meat around the world rejoiced!

Free at last!

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3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

That’s disgusting!

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biff February 26, 2015 at 11:02 am

Thomas, tell me about your mother.

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ELCID February 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Ridiculous waste of time: and just a big political show.
It won’t do a damn thing to stop domestic violence.
The people who do that, aren’t thinking about any laws.

If they really wanted to do something, then fix our State’s rotten divorce laws.
SC is in the top 5 worse places to get a divorce in the entire United States.
It takes over 18 months on average to get a no fault divorce.
That’s insane.
Most States take about 90 days or less.

Forcing people who hate each other to stay together creates domestic violence.

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FastEddy23 February 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Those clowns have to justify their position in the scheme of the plathora of Gruberment scams … so they work up a bill that might get some positive PR and waste some steam with the insignificant minority who think this spew is a good idea … Nobody can object to more laws re: “domestic violence”, right?

Would you like to vote against it knowing that you might piss off a few hundred voters?

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3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Yup….and yup again.

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Purple Rain March 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Agree!

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nitrat February 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

You guys who are hung up on the 2nd Amendment aspect of this law, I’m curious…is there any kind of violent crimes where you believe a convicted criminal should have his/her possession of a gun restricted?

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That's What I Said February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

If there is actual violence with “real” injury or threat of violence with a gun or knife, fine. A bruise or a superficial scratch or red mark from pushing someone out of the way or a dirty look; no.

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Purple Rain February 27, 2015 at 12:28 am

I don’t think gun restriction is the answer. I strongly believe we need stronger mental health clinics. People who do stupid crap need help and can change “sometimes” why restrict all their rights? Particularly the young?

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Lennon Durden February 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm

I agree. We need more mental health services available for these crazy women who refuse to listen! Gotta tell ’em twice, every damn time!

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Purple Rain March 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Ha! Now that is funny!

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Poll this February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Would you rather die by stabbing, strangulation or a bullet? How about being hacked up with a machete?

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Another Feel Good Law February 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

No rights to guns? Use a crossbow, baseball bat, tire iron, piece of metal pipe, a brick, chair, table, tv set, etc.

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Purple Rain February 27, 2015 at 12:08 am

I agree the bill does little to prevent CDV, however, I disagree in the case of capital punishment linked in. I refuse to believe that some are beyond help. I in no way support the death penalty. It is cheaper and far more humane to commit them to prison for life than it is to try to put them to death. What is the death penalty for? Vengeance? Anger? That isn’t bringing anyone back from the dead.

Mental Health may be the answer in cases like this. Yes, SC does seem to lead the nation or at least in the pack, for CDV but it also has to do with prejudices, divorce laws, and in general outdated legislation. People do change, why not spend more time revisiting divorce laws vs. taking away rights.

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Former employee February 27, 2015 at 12:34 am

Kudos to the Senate for passing a bill that will make (ex)wifebeaters like Curtis Loftis think twice before they strike a woman again. Even getting arrested hasn’t prevented him from bullying women in the workplace – even if they don’t work for him.

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Lennon Durden February 27, 2015 at 6:45 pm

We need to tackle the real root of the problem. Teach those winches to listen the first time!

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Craig February 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm

You beat your ex girlfriend, you piece of shit. Corbin has more leeway discussing this subject than you do.

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3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Those entrusted with the investigation and prosecution of CDV offenses need much, much more training. 90% of CDV complaints are bogus; the remaining 10% can be homicidally dangerous. Problem is, those responsible for the investigation and prosecution do not understand how to differentiate between the two. An arrest alone can result in utter destruction of an innocent person’s reputation, job or career loss and untold legal expenses. With the various penalties now in place that abrogate 2nd Amendment rights, it is even more important that the aforementioned be adhered to. I speak from personal experience. Mr. House Member, Mr. Senator: utilize the utmost caution in pursuing this legislation.

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3 Fingers February 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A word of caution: Be careful, very careful about what you post concerning CDV. I had a post taken completely out of context which cost me in excess of 150,000.00 ordered by a judge who had not a clue what he was doing. Or, maybe he did. Be careful.

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