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My case was just thrown out of court. The emergency restraining order protecting me is gone. The judge laughed at me during the cross-examine. My ex's attorney mocked me, blamed me, harrassed me and he harrassed the witnesses, including the emergeny response tech who examined my injuries at the police station. The judge let him have a field day. I have police reports and photos showing cuts, scratches and gouges, even handprints on my face, and statements to police going back years, but that's not enough. The court as much as said I got what I deserved, or should have fought back or ran away. Does know what situation a victim is in? I guess not enough, without eye-witnesses, other than my children, who are are wholly manipulated by my ex and just want to survive. The court does not seem to care what the children experience, the abuse they see and hear. It gets worse. Does anyone know how I can get justice in Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, Ohio?
-- Anonymous, November 08, 2000
I have a few recommendations (these are my own personal recommendations):
1. Join the SAFE support list. There are many people on the list who have been through similar things.
2. Read as much as possible on the http://www.safe4all.org website, and check out http://www.dvmen.org as well.
-- Anonymous, November 13, 2000
tom, you might consider getting in touch with the lesbian/gay community service center on the west side. the phone number is 216-651-LGBT. i am a social work student intern there and we are working on starting a support group for victims of same-sex domestic violence. please be in touch!
-- Anonymous, March 08, 2001
I wish I knew...I'm looking for it my self.My brother was killed in a motorcycle "ACCIDENT" in june of 2000.The day following the accident things just were not adding up.Since then we have discoverd many disturbing facts including things about his so called best friend,who happend to have his fingers in everything illegal,we have tried to get help from the police who blatently ignored us,the we asked a familiy friend who is an officer to find out what he could,he said he was caught looking at my brothers file and was told to back off because it has been "Black Flagged",he said we got ourselves a "real can of worms".I'm sorry I can't give more details right now,but belive me the whole "justice"system here is corrupt,these people are in a position of power and do as they please.I wish you luck in your search for justice,but I'm sure it will be a long road to travel just as mine is.
-- Anonymous, April 23, 2001
I FILL YOUR PAIN,I WAS ROBED AND JAILED WITHOUT AS MUCH AS A "WHO ARE YOU BEING ASKED" AND I'VE WORKED FOR THE US GOV. FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND I'VE LOST EVERYTHING JUST BECAUSE CLAIMED ABUSE,I GOT KNOW JUSTICE AND WAS LEFT PENNYLESS ON THE STREET,THIS WAS IN GARFIELD HTS. OHIO,I WAS A PROPERTY HOLDER,TAX PAYER,I TRULY BELIEVE INJUSTICE IS THE LAW OF THE LAND AND THE ROOT OF MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WE SEE AND FACE TODAY,HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ME AND OTHERS IS CRAZY,GOOD LUCK 'FEEL YOUR PAIN'!!!!!!!
-- Anonymous, March 10, 2003