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Texas District Attorney Candidate: Domestic Violence Is 'So, So Overrated'

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by SpongeBathHotPants, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. SpongeBathHotPants

    SpongeBathHotPants Verified insider - Kenneth Coakley case

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    :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...ence_n_4816138.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009


    Lloyd Oliver, a Democratic candidate for district attorney in Harris County, Texas, has a problem with domestic violence: He thinks it's prosecuted too much.

    Oliver told the Texas Observer Wednesday that domestic violence is "so, so overrated." If elected, he indicated he'd redirect resources away from family violence to focus on other issues.
     
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  3. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    Oh my word! It makes me wonder how much respect he has for women and children, who are frequently the objects of domestic violence.
     
  4. SpongeBathHotPants

    SpongeBathHotPants Verified insider - Kenneth Coakley case

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    This man has some serious issues

    "In a 2012 appearance on "Reasonable Doubts," a weekly call-in show sponsored by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Oliver said domestic violence victims should "maybe learn how to box a little better."

    Later, when asked to clarify, he suggested domestic violence is part of some couple's sexual routine.

    "There are some people -- I don't understand it -- but part of their making love is to beat one another up first," he said. "Why do we want to get involved in people's bedrooms?"
     
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    Kimster Former Member

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    :gasp:
     
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    blue22 Well-Known Member

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    Those people are called abusers. And, yeah...you kinda need to get involved in their bedroom.

    What an idiot. :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    MCDRAW New Member

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    THose are crazy comments for this day and age.
     
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    Desertwind New Member

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    An attempt at getting extra press? That is pretty out there.
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    He should join Websleuths and read about all the murdered and missing women and get an education! :maddening:
     
  10. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    This guy is a [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] and [REDACTED]!!!!!

    Oh, I wish I could say what I wanted to about this man. I think he's mentally ill. He has no business being a public official of any kind or representing the public in any capacity.

    His weird discussion of S&M in connection with discounting the seriousness of domestic violence is bizarre and concerning. I bet there's a lot about this person's personal life that would curl your eyelashes.
     
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    athy Active Member

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    he seems the type that would some how or other say it was the victims fault this happened.
     
  12. SpongeBathHotPants

    SpongeBathHotPants Verified insider - Kenneth Coakley case

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    Agreed! His comment that the abused should learn to box better is beyond words! I pray that he does not have kids.
     
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    zwiebel New Member

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    Oh dear.

    With apologies to OC Dep. DA Matt Murphy for plagiarism....

    'Bye bye.'
     
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    zwiebel New Member

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  15. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    There should be a long line of domestic abusers looking for a devoted defender outside his door.
     
  16. teedie2

    teedie2 Well-Known Member

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    I know just how you feel!
     
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    No such thing as bad publicity.
     

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