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CRIME: Don’t jump to conclusions over protective order rejection

Re: “Safety concerned victim” (TNT, 1-25).

Before everyone goes off the deep end about Court Commissioner Mark Gelman denying a domestic violence protective order in October to the woman murdered recently, I would suggest reading the petition and determining why it was denied.

No commissioner or judge wants to pick up the paper and see that someone has been murdered after a protective order was denied. However, in this case Gelman had no choice.

The petition claimed that the man had harassed her by phone. She did not allege that she was fearful. The last allegation of any form of

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