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Sunday December 21st 2014

VAWA’s Mandatory Arrest Policies: Unconstitutional, Wasteful . . . and Lethal

CULTURE, EAGLE FORUM

Republicans are NOT waging a “war on women,” but the  Democrats are definitely waging a “war on men.”   Case in point is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

First passed during the Clinton Administration, VAWA is now up for reauthorization. Democrats in the House of Representatives have presented their version of the VAWA reauthorization – H.R. 4271. No surprise.  It’s loaded with expensive new programs based on radical feminist ideology.

Republicans are trying to rein in VAWA.   Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) introduced the Republican version of VAWA — H.R. 4970.  Rep. Adams’ bill helps to beef up accountability and stop immigration fraud. But it does nothing to curb the mandatory arrest policies that are caused by VAWA.

The problem with mandatory arrest policies is they silence victims and keep them from calling the police for help. As a result, mandatory arrest policies have resulted in a 60% increase in partner homicides — according to a Harvard University study. All this at a cost of $25 million in taxpayer money.

The radical feminists like mandatory arrest — throw more men in jail, break up families, and push children deeper into the cycle of welfare dependency.

We must stop the liberal “war on families.” Call today and tell your U.S. Representative that Congress must assure that VAWA stops the lethal practice of mandatory arrest.

Capitol Switchboard:  (202) 224-3121

Please call today.



Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.