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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-30-06 10:49 PM
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19. Do you happen to know anything about domestic violence laws
in your area? Here in Seattle, when there is a DV call, ONE of the parties is going to get taken away, at least temporarily. This came about because of the large number of people who call (and I'm not talking about neighbors calling, but about the victim calling), and then refusing to press charges. DV calls are some of the absolute worst calls cops get, and finally, the lawmakers decided to do something, to at least get one of the parties (the one who was perpetrating the violence, of course) out of the house). Plus, since they have children, even if they are not being beaten themselves, they are witness to at least the sounds of the abuse, if not the sight of it. The kids could benefit from a call too.

I'm not absolutely sure about this one, but I don't know that you have to give your name in reporting suspected DV.

If you don't know what the laws are, you might be able to find out online through the government's access site. I absolutely undertand your concern for your own safety, and I would never suggest you knowingly put yourself in harms' way. I hope you figure something out, for your neighbor's sake, without endangering yourself.
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  -I suspect my neighbor is beating his wife retrospective66  May-30-06 10:08 PM   #0 
  - honestly...  WindRavenX   May-30-06 10:11 PM   #1 
  - He'll know I did it  retrospective66   May-30-06 10:32 PM   #16 
     - I know it's scary, but in these cases, you have to have the courage...  WindRavenX   May-30-06 10:40 PM   #18 
     - I agree  KC2   May-31-06 11:30 AM   #49 
     - Do you happen to know anything about domestic violence laws  SeattleGirl   May-30-06 10:49 PM   #19 
        - It wouldn't matter if I gave my name or not  retrospective66   May-30-06 11:13 PM   #21 
  - Call the cops next time  LeftyMom   May-30-06 10:13 PM   #2 
  - You really do not know what is going on.  Floogeldy   May-30-06 10:13 PM   #3 
  - I agree with WindRavenx  SeattleGirl   May-30-06 10:15 PM   #4 
  - drop a dime on that punk...  bridgit   May-30-06 10:15 PM   #5 
  - "Drop A Dime"  Floogeldy   May-30-06 10:18 PM   #6 
     - yeah, these days it's more like 'drop a 50ct piece', inflation & all...  bridgit   May-30-06 10:19 PM   #7 
        - God bless the children who don't have cell phones.  Floogeldy   May-30-06 10:23 PM   #9 
        - yup...  bridgit   May-30-06 10:32 PM   #15 
        - Oh hell no, it's more like "buy a phone card, scratch off to reveal the  radwriter0555   May-31-06 12:38 AM   #29 
           - bwhaha, you got that right, "don't you move you s.o.b., till i scratch...  bridgit   May-31-06 10:50 AM   #43 
  - Here is the phone! Call 9/11 the second you hear that again.  dorktv   May-30-06 10:23 PM   #8 
  - Call September 11th?  XemaSab   May-30-06 10:25 PM   #11 
  - Why U little . . . .  Floogeldy   May-30-06 10:34 PM   #17 
  - a tragedy that Bush should be ashamed of exploiting.  dorktv   May-31-06 12:37 AM   #28 
  - "than" sorry.  Floogeldy   May-30-06 10:25 PM   #12 
     - *blows a raspberry at you*  dorktv   May-31-06 12:39 AM   #30 
  - I suspect you're right.  swag   May-30-06 10:25 PM   #10 
  - I would call the cops, but part two I don't know about  idgiehkt   May-30-06 10:29 PM   #13 
  - Yelling, breaking, moaning, hiding in bushes.....  txwhitedove   May-30-06 10:31 PM   #14 
  - CALL THE COPS-IMMEDIATELY UPON HEARING THAT STUFF  liberaltrucker   May-30-06 10:57 PM   #20 
  - I suspect a DUer is beating another DUer  hfojvt   May-30-06 11:21 PM   #22 
  - Love the empathy in your voice....  retrospective66   May-30-06 11:26 PM   #23 
  - Call the Police.  philosophie_en_rose   May-31-06 12:08 AM   #24 
  - Agree....  txwhitedove   May-31-06 12:20 AM   #25 
  - Hell yea get out of there before your neighbor murders you.  Floogeldy   May-31-06 12:24 AM   #26 
  - I am a cop and you can call me...  britpopper   May-31-06 12:37 AM   #27 
  - Wow, thanks  retrospective66   May-31-06 01:10 AM   #33 
     - Uhm, if he's shooting animals, YOU MUST CALL THE COPS  Vash the Stampede   May-31-06 12:03 PM   #52 
  - That's a tough situation  HEyHEY   May-31-06 12:56 AM   #31 
  - She was hiding in your bushes? Call the damn police....  Robeson   May-31-06 12:58 AM   #32 
  - I'd like to play the devil's advocate for a minute.  gkdmaths   May-31-06 02:21 AM   #34 
  - BEFORE YOU CALL!  951-Riverside   May-31-06 03:00 AM   #35 
  - BEFORE YOU RECORD  philosophie_en_rose   May-31-06 08:42 AM   #38 
     - NICE TRY philosophie_en_rose  951-Riverside   May-31-06 09:30 AM   #41 
  - I cannot believe you haven't called the police already. And SHAME  BlueIris   May-31-06 07:46 AM   #36 
  - I'm shocked.  KyndCulture   May-31-06 11:13 AM   #46 
  - Better safe than sorry. I would call and give voice to your suspicions.  MrsGrumpy   May-31-06 08:15 AM   #37 
  - Best thing you can do is call the cops for a "welfare check"  NewWaveChick1981   May-31-06 08:56 AM   #39 
  - You SHOULD call the cops.  Vash the Stampede   May-31-06 09:10 AM   #40 
  - PLEASE call the cops.  zanne   May-31-06 11:27 AM   #48 
  - There is no harm  auntAgonist   May-31-06 09:35 AM   #42 
  - As a survivor of domestic violence. PLEASE CALL THE POLICE.  KyndCulture   May-31-06 11:02 AM   #44 
  - As a child victim of abuse...  Misunderestimator   May-31-06 11:21 AM   #47 
  - Could be serious  Sequoia   May-31-06 11:13 AM   #45 
  - The only thing you can do is call the cops!  Shell Beau   May-31-06 11:30 AM   #50 
  - Yep. It might have been HIM in your bushes.  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:50 AM   #51 
  - OK DUers I got the message- and Thanks  retrospective66   Jun-01-06 01:49 PM   #53 
     - IMHO  kay1864   Jun-01-06 02:14 PM   #54 
        - Thank You  retrospective66   Jun-01-06 02:58 PM   #55 

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