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.