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DOMESTIC ABUSE: Where are advocates for men?

Letter by William D. Webster, Puyallup on July 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 13 Comments »
July 16, 2010 8:56 am

Re: “Audit finds numerous problems with program” (TNT, 7-11).

It’s great that someone is investigating the phony advocates working out of the feminist Crystal Judson Family Center, including the Tacoma Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Tacoma Human Rights and Human Services Department and the government-funded Northwest Justice Project.

Where are the advocates for men? There are none! State/federal governments and poor males all over the United States are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in the “domestic violence industry.”

The domestic violence industry is a revenue stream for states/cities, courts, judges and welfare for attorneys who can’t make it anywhere else. The domestic violence industry has ruined countless men’s lives. It is set up to take a male in one end and spit him out the other end with nothing or less. No family, no money and more than likely an arrest record.

As one Northwest criminal attorney stated to me, “If a man calls the police for domestic violence, his wife/girlfriend better have a smoking pistol in one hand, a bloody knife in the other hand, a drug needle hanging out of her arm and you covered in blood and dying on the ground. Then they still might arrest your dead or dying body!”

This is gender bias of the worst kind, and it is affecting males and their children nationwide. Males and their families should not be a revenue stream for our corrupt court system. We have more people (males) in jails per capita than anywhere in the world, and this is one reason.

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