Op-ed: Flawed Laws Help Stalkers Victimize Women
By John Lott and Sonya Jones
What do you do when the police can’t protect you? Police may be the
single most important factor for reducing crime, but there is
something the police themselves understand: They almost always arrive
at the crime scene after the crime has occurred.
Expecting people to trust the police to protect them and to behave
passively is a recipe for disaster.
The last couple of weeks have seen a couple prominent murders where
restraining orders did women little good. Numerous news
organizations, such as ABC News, have run headlines asking "How Do
You Stop a Stalker From Killing You?"
Unfortunately, despite acknowledging that "many women find themselves
on their own," the media are drawing the wrong lessons. To simply
advise that women "Get the hell away from him" often doesn't go anywhere
near far enough.
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