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Petition calling for DV perpetrator licence review PLEASE SIGN

(11 Posts)
Hermano Wed 09-Nov-16 15:40:10

Petition to PM Theresa May, only got 6,000 signatures so far sad.

Let's get this spread around and swell the number of people supporting this.
Petition (I promise this is a proper link and not spam etc, google "change.org Review licenses given to perpetrators of domestic violence, so victims are protected" if you prefer)

Key text says:

Since speaking out about our abuse many people have shared their experiences with us. One story we hear time and time again is of ex-partners breaching their licenses or restraining orders. But when the breach is reported to the police often nothing happens. The perpetrator does not face consequences and is not arrested.

That's why we've started this petition calling on Theresa May to review licenses given to perpetrators of domestic violence, and make sure victims are protected.

When you report domestic violence to the police and a partner is convicted, you should be confident that you will be protected from them. The power of arrest should mean the power of arrest and as a matter of priority. If a perpetrator breaks their license and contacts their victim, they should know without a shadow of a doubt they will be arrested. Or if they breach any of the restrictions listed added to an order / license they should be held accountable as stated and signed by the judge, again as a matter of priority.

TeenyW123 Wed 09-Nov-16 15:47:13

I signed.

GiveMeRitz Wed 09-Nov-16 16:38:27

Signed

2legit2knit Wed 09-Nov-16 16:57:55

Signed and shared.

Hermano Wed 09-Nov-16 17:03:54

Up to over 21,000 supporters since I first clicked in it barely 90 minutes ago. Great stuff

laundryelf Wed 09-Nov-16 17:10:48

Signed

GiveMeRitz Thu 10-Nov-16 12:38:51

bump

2legit2knit Thu 10-Nov-16 12:47:47

87000 signatures now! Fantastic!

hellsbellsmelons Thu 10-Nov-16 15:22:25

Signed and posted on facebook.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 10-Nov-16 17:13:52

Done.

Over 90,000 now smile

Northernparent68 Thu 10-Nov-16 18:33:54

It's not true nothing happens, I know from professional experience is that the police take domestic violence seriously, however often the victims withdraw their cooperation.

Another factor is often the complainant will invite the defendant round to her house and call the police if they have a row, what are the police meant to do when the breach occurs with the victims consent ?

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