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Tag: Domestic Violence Awareness month

Oct.
12th

October the month to reflect on the toll of domestic violence

Back in the old days, when computers were bigger than cars, cops used a simple sheet of paper to jot down the details of a call for service. I saved a few old worksheets and occasionally pull one out to see what was happening on the street in, say, 1992.

Turns out the average workday twenty-plus years ago bears a striking resemblance to my last shift about a year ago, to include the inclusion of at least one domestic violence dispute per shift.

The continuing presence of domestic violence is disappointing, to say the least. Though mandatory arrest laws (passed

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