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Re: “Railroaded for domestic-violence defendants, El Paso Countys fast track may not always lead to justice

Let me repond to the fella from the Black Forest . I am a Practicing Psychotherapist who treats sex offenders and seperately wounded Soldiers . I was the victim of the DV industry machine . I do know the statistics on the present treatment process and it is a dismal failure at best .My experience was it was an all out effort to immasculate men . I do know that domestic violence is more often perpetrated by females and males almost never report it as I did'nt. Men are more deadly and a piece of paper called a restraining order is as usefull at stopping a partner who has decided to take someones life as a cherry life saver is at curing cancer . The reality is relationships are full of challenges and yes cursing and even shoving , but the overwhelming cases of DV are just verbal and the religous right and the left and the center don't understand is they will never stop people from being people. People fight . What the DV industry and the legal system fail to understand is treatment needs to address both partners , it takes two to Tango . I will never support a one cent tax hike to build another jail , we need to re-write these misguided Draconian laws that falsely give people any sense of safety from domestic violence and create a real treatment program that focuses on helping families instead of doing what TESSA so proficiently succeeds in most often and that is in destroying families . I have heard from countless women who have told me the same story over and over of TESSA's effort to coerce and then threaten women who would'nt testify against their spouse because all they really wanted was help ...and that never comes from the Police, TESSA or the DV industry .America is the most incarcerated nation on earth , that is why I sit on the board of the Equal Justice Foundation . No more jails are needed , just some good ole marriage counseling and a law that defines Domestic Violence as an act of violence not everyday relationship Judo , That a true therapist can address and what they can't a divorce court can .

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Posted by robert alvarez on 10/12/2008 at 7:59 PM

Re: “From the other side

Your right SGM and our DA john Newsome is aware and talking about creating a Veterans court . Nothing could be more just than giving our warriors a second chance at the very freedom many of them have sacrificed their lives and bodies to protect for us . Too many brain injured and PTSD war veterans are laguishing in our jails and prisons. Who better desrves the opportunity to rebuild their lives than these heroes.

Posted by robert alvarez on 08/07/2008 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Railroaded for domestic-violence defendants, El Paso Countys fast track may not always lead to justice

This article is exactly on target !! The truth is it's worse than any one article could portray. There is a big industry of DV counselors with a tremendous financial interest in perpetuating the present system . The Domestic violence industry has become a huge trough from which these so called professionals are feeding. They sit on the domestic violence offender management boards and write the very laws and treatment protocols that line their pockets . Talk about the fox in the hen house

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Posted by robert alvarez on 11/17/2007 at 6:13 AM

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