Is there ever an excuse for domestic abuse?
There’s never an excuse for verbal abuse, physical abuse or threats. The abuser makes the choice to do it even if s/he is reacting to something. S/he takes it to that level.
Of course. Remember this poll, we will have fun in a few weeks.
Are you going to make a case that cheating in Monopoly is an excuse for domestic abuse?
It is not considered abuse if it self defense.
Playing too much golf.
...I guess if it was mutual.
Not possible, by definition. It’s built right in to the "abuse" part of the term.
Nope. Never. Absolutely NOT!
If ones partner is beating ones kids violently, one should be able to defend their kids by force...
But I don't think this is abuse.
Not unless she just won’t listen 👂.
It depends on what kind of domestic violence. In many states you don't have to hit someone to be convicted.
In Oklahoma it is domestic violence to break something in the presence of a spouse, former spouse or someone you have a child in common with.
My friend was helping his soon to be ex-wife move out. She kept needling at him and finally he dropped a VCR on the ground, said fine do it yourself and left. He was convicted of domestic violence. That is rediclous.
That ain't right
This is the problem with domestic violence. I always thought it was beating your wife until this happened. There should be a difference between something that could be scary (I expect the intent is to convict someone who throws the VCR at her rather than drops it in frustration), and actually harming someone. If you limit this question to physical harm o agree completely.
For the sake of the poll....I would classify it as physical harm. Going beyond that goes into some grey areas that are harder to define.
I cant find that in any resource on domestic abuse law in the state of oklahoma, and i have looked at several resources, for instance
Oklahoma refers to domestic violence as domestic abuse. It’s also sometimes referred to as domestic assault & battery (A&B). It is defined in 22 O.S. § 60.1 as any act of physical harm, or the threat of imminent physical harm which is committed by an adult, emancipated minor, or minor child 13 years of age or older against another adult, emancipated minor or minor child who are family or household members or who are or were in a dating relationship.
Assault, defined in 21 O.S. § 641, is the willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force, coercion, or violence to do corporal harm to another. Battery, defined in 21 O.S. § 642, is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.
no disrespect to your 3rd party information but your friend wasnt being 100% truthful, he either threatened her, hit her or he wasnt charged with domestic abuse, maybe destruction of property, the whole ex-wife who you argue with easily but youre still good enough to help each other move is suspicious already.
Not sure when your source dates from. This incident was early 90s. 93/94 ish would be my guess.
My girlfriend at the time was close friends with his wife. She (wife) supported this version of events. She knew the law and admitted to my then GF that she had been pushing his buttons on purpose in hopes of something like that.
Carcano would say "because being a policeman is hard!"
NFL players would say there's no one else to hit at home.
Hey that rhymed