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Overkill at the post office?

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on Dec. 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
December 22, 2009 1:49 pm

I’m as down on domestic violence as anyone I know, but I can’t help wondering if the law requiring that someone be arrested in all disputes might be set on too much of a hair-trigger.

I have no idea what’s been going on behind the scenes between Lakewood City Councilman Dayton Finnegan and his wife. It doesn’t sound good: Getting your bedroom door demolished is obviously a scary thing. But the occasion of this arrest and booking was reportedly a purely coincidental crossing of paths at the post office.

I think I’d rather see the police time devoted to abusers who are actually going out of their way to violate restraining orders.

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