"Currently my ex-husband is online, on every single dating site. Suffolk County Legislator Du Wayne Gregory (D-Amityville) wants to create an online registry of the county's domestic violence offenders.
"They'll be outed, and the community and the world will know this is the thing they do behind closed doors," said Gregory.
Victims Information Bureau and Family Violence Center....
« Personal liability for Texas parole official for ex-convict denying ex con required hearing | Main | The big little SCOTUS capital case from Ohio to be argued this coming week » The question in this post is prompted by this interesting story out of New York.
The piece is headlined, "NY Lawmaker Pushes For Domestic Violence Registry: Domestic Abuse Offenders Would Have To Sign Up Similar To What's Required Of Sex Offenders." Here are some details: A Long Island woman is recounting the terror she and her daughter endured at the hands of her ex-husband.
This as efforts are underway to create an online registry of domestic violence offenders, just like sex offenders.
The Suffolk County woman and her daughter, who have asked to remain unidentified, are in hiding from her ex-husband, who police say was previously arrested for domestic violence and weapons possession. He put a knife to my throat, he spit on me, he choked me, many times in front of my daughter; he would lock us in the closet, also the psychological abuse," she told CBS 2. He indicates how much money he makes." As easily as one finds an online date, there could be a way to find out if that prospective mate has a violent history.
"This is why I speak out, because there should be a registry to indicate their offenses," she said.