Friday, September 23, 2011

Topeka Kansas: Failure to Protect Violates Statutes

The hour heated up in the Zeus Radio Studio starting with a discussion about the city of Topeka, KS decision to stop prosecuting domestic violence cases with my suggestion that the District Attorney obtain permits and go into the cemetery business. The city of Topeka is throwing victims' lives to the wolves disguised in sheep's clothing, more commonly known as the violent offenders.

The city is hiding behind the budget because frankly Kansas does not see intimate partner violence a crime.

The Shawnee County press release: September 15, 2011

Contact: Dakota Loomis • 785.438.9449

Shawnee County DA’s Office and City of Topeka Working to Resolve Misdemeanor Case Filings

Released in Cooperation with David Bevens · City of Topeka · City Communications Manager · 785.368.1642
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor and Interim City Manager Dan Stanley met today to discuss the prosecution of misdemeanor cases occurring within Topeka city limits. The meeting centered on how best to preserve public safety given recent budget cuts sustained by the District Attorney’s Office. Both the District Attorney’s Office and the City of Topeka are hopeful that an amicable agreement will be reached shortly that will be in the best interest of all Topekans. Discussions will continue over the course of the next few days and will focus on crafting a mutually agreed upon resolution that will ensure the efficient prosecution of all city misdemeanors.
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Translation if your dog bites someone you will be prosecuted. If you spouse or significant other threatens or causes significant bodily injury, you are out of luck!
According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, current data, there are 16,800 homicides (reported)attributed to intimate partner homicide per year and $2.2 million in medically treated injuries costing $37 billion per year!

Is Topeka Kansas in violation of their very own State Statues?

  • 22-2307: Domestic violence calls; written policies to be adopted by law enforcement agencies; contents. (a) All law enforcement agencies in this state shall adopt written policies regarding domestic violence calls as provided in subsection (b). These policies shall be made available to all officers of such agency.(b) Such written policies shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    (1) A statement directing that the officers shall make an arrest when they have probable cause to believe that a crime is being committed or has been committed;
    (2) a statement defining domestic violence;
    (3) a statement describing the dispatchers' responsibilities;
    (4) a statement describing the responding officers' responsibilities and procedures to follow when responding to a domestic violence call and the suspect is at the scene;
    (5) a statement regarding procedures when the suspect has left the scene of the crime;
    (6) procedures for both misdemeanor and felony cases;
    (7) procedures for law enforcement officers to follow when handling domestic violence calls involving court orders, including protection from abuse orders, restraining orders and a protective order issued by a court of any state or Indian tribe;
    (8) a statement that the law enforcement agency shall provide the following information to victims, in writing:
    (A) Availability of emergency and medical telephone numbers, if needed;
    (B) the law enforcement agency's report number;
    (C) the address and telephone number of the prosecutor's office the victim should contact to obtain information about victims' rights pursuant to K.S.A. 74-7333 and 74-7335 and amendments thereto;
    (D) the name and address of the crime victims' compensation board and information about possible compensation benefits;
    (E) advise the victim that the details of the crime may be made public;
    (F) advise the victim of such victims' rights under K.S.A. 74-7333 and 74-7335 and amendments thereto; and
    (G) advise the victim of known available resources which may assist the victim; and
    (9) whether an arrest is made or not, a standard offense report shall be completed on all such incidents and sent to the Kansas bureau of investigation.
    History: L. 1991, ch. 93, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 208, § 3; July 1.

    Below is the show I urge everyone to listen. Can a class action suit be filed in the State of Kansas for failure per the current statutes? It is worth investigating? In the coming months we will gather a team of legal experts to visit and review at the Federal level and the State of Kansas's "failure to protect."

    Attorney and Author Barry Goldstein and National Advocate and Mothers Without Custody Expert Claudine Dombrowski

A victims first scream is help;
A victims second scream is justice


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence cases and prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host ofThe Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.
If you would like to schedule Susan Murphy Milano for interviews, please contact: ImaginePublicity PO BOX 14946 Surfside Beach, SC 29587 Phone: 843.808.0859 email-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Riveting video comments from Claudia. Despite her dire message and years of abuse, she is
still a beautiful woman inside and out! All residents in the state of Kansas should be appalled at the choices that have been made in the name of money!
'Sure hope there is a Barry Goldstein somewhere in Kansas!
Even the Wizard of Oz can't make intimate partner violence disappear!
Keep the faith and rally your troops, Claudia!


Donna R. Gore, M.A.

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