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N8CCRG t1_jda2ojx wrote

I can't speak for Washington's no-contact order, but restraining orders often aren't about "you aren't allowed to do X" they are "if anyone calls the police and reports that you are doing X, then the police will show up and have the legal authority to arrest you on the spot, no conversation or discussion necessary."

Of course, this comes down to how willing or unwilling the police are to enforce these laws, and that will vary widely from place to place, but that's true about every law.


gaslacktus t1_jdag3oo wrote

Given how many cops are domestic abusers, therein lies the problem.


MRmandato t1_jdb6y9w wrote

Thats not the issue here. Seriously and saying just distracts from the real issues present here. There no evidence police wrongdoing in enforcement played a factor. This is just reddit circle jerking on cop hate


G0ldenTwink t1_jdbqryp wrote

This specific comment thread was about the enforcement of restraining orders/similar and is an issue, doesn’t have to be in direct relation to OP’s post. Stay in your lane if you don’t like the discussion.


MRmandato t1_jdakh1f wrote

NCOs in WA work exactly that way. You call, police arrive and the person is either arrested if they are there, or a warrant is posted if they are not there. A lot of DV NCOs are put by a judge/court and not by the victim, which of course is a problem far as reporting and enforcement.