"Baby, get in the truck, we're moving to Topeka"

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  1. Moxin24

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    Cash-Strapped Topeka May Stop Prosecuting Domestic Violence

    Funding spat has allowed offenders to walk


    By Greg Wilson

    | Monday, Oct 10, 2011 | Updated 3:04 PM CDT


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    Kansas town claims it can't afford to prosecute domestic violence cases.
    Cash-strapped Topeka, Kansas, has decided to stop prosecuting domestic violence casses in order to save money.

    The City Council announced the proposal Oct. 4, after the Shawnee County District Attorney's office announced it could no longer prosecute misdemeanors, including domestic violence cases. The city's maneuver may even require repealing the part of the city code that bans domestic battery. Mayor Bill Bunten told the Topeka Capital-Journal city officials take domestic violence seriously, and it would be "dead wrong" to assume offenders won't be prosecuted. But the dispute is over who would pay for it, he said.

    Shawnee County has already dropped 30 domestic violence cases since it stopped prosecuting the crime on Sept. 8. Some 16 people have been arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery charges and then released after charges were not filed.
    County District Attorney Chad Taylor has reportedly offered to review all misdemeanor cases filed in Topeka for potential prosecution, including those now handled by the city's municipal court, in exchange for a one-time payment of $350,000 from the city.
    The Topeka YWCA said the problem must be resolved.

    "When an abusive partner is arrested, the victim's danger level increases," Becky Dickinson, interim director of the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, told the Capital-Journal. "The abuser will often become more violent in an attempt to regain control. Letting abusive partners out of jail with no consequences puts victims in incredibly dangerous positions."
     
  2. Franktus and 96 others

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  3. Clown Baby

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    Topeka: Home of the Guinness World Record for Accidental Stair Falls
     
  4. * J Y *

    * J Y * TEXAS
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    The houses are about to get cleaner, the food is about to get better, and the blowjobs are about to get more frequent.

    :golfclap: Topeka
     
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  5. Moxin24

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    No see that's the beauty of it, you ain't gotta lie no more.

    Hey Bill what did you do yesterday?

    Oh not much, caught the game, rubbed one out, took and nap....and beat the shit out of Mary when dinner wasn't done on time.

    {high five}
     
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  6. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby PappaNasty as I wanna be

    I have to think Becky Dickinson will go down as one of the worst YWCA employees of all time

    and lol out her interim director title. No way the interim tag gets removed.
     
  7. kslim

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    uhhhhmmmmmmmm fuck yes, how did i not know about this
     
  8. Daniel Ocean

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    and then Roll Jay Hawks.
     
  9. Sylvester Stillstoned

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    No shit? Hold up while I slap the shit out of my girl
     
  10. FatKilmer

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    Have to start working on my backhand.
     
  11. Rape Ape

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    total shocker that this happens in Kansas.
     
  12. WC

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    fify brah
     
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  13. theregionsitter

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    Im going to Topeka today! yay
     
  14. kslim

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    prepare your anus for mass amounts of construction
     
  15. FatKilmer

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    Get your shots in while you can.
     
  16. kslim

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    meet at henry t's at 5 o'clock, ill bring the brass knuckles and doorknobs
     
  17. GoodForAnother

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    100% of domestic abuse in topeka happens because men are upset about living in topeka
     
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  18. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby PappaNasty as I wanna be

    Topeka, Kansas is to abusive husbands as Florida is to Jews
     
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  19. kslim

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    i dont like your tone sir
     
  20. 42yard

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    User KSlim Smacks Admin GoodForAnother

    Topeka Courts Decline to Prosecute Case, Sentences GFA to Clean the Lawn of Westboro Baptist Church for 6 months.
     
  21. Truman

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    Topeka KS, new spokes person, Antione Dodson:

    "Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, cause daddy is bitch slapping one up in here!"
     
  22. GoodForAnother

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    <3
     
  23. Ned Yocho

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    Kansas needs to move the capital somewhere else
     
  24. broXcore

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    olathe, imo
     
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  25. Ned Yocho

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    GOAT city
     
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  26. 42yard

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  27. broXcore

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    another very good choice, user the42yardstick
     
  28. kslim

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  29. The Official MassNole

    The Official MassNole The only good Gator is a dead Gator

    If they aren't prosecuting misdemeanors, then does that mean small amounts of drug possession are also okay?
     
  30. theregionsitter

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    olathe is not the GOAT city- I suggest moving the capitol to Garden City-

    there is a good Applebees there
     
  31. ShinJ

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    This is a serious issue for all involved, (Topeka, Kansas, too broke to prosecute domestic abuse cases). According to the reports on Topeka Capital-Journal, this is as a result of fact that the city's budget shortfall has made prosecution of misdemeanor household abuse situations impossible. As the Shawnee County District Attorney has already decreed that the office will prosecute no Topeka misdemeanors due to budget cuts, abusers could be let off the hook. So now finally, the women's rights show up on the priority lists of Kansas politicians.
     
  32. Artoo

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  33. kslim

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    :ohholkyfuck: i have serious issues with this post
     
  34. Jean-Ralphio

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    Got damn it! I lose it every time I see the thread title.

    :golfclap: Mox.
     
  35. Ned Yocho

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    dislike
     
  36. Bo Pelinis

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    Does not compute.
     
  37. Moxin24

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    When I moved away to college I mentioned to someone that taking your girlfriend out to dinner at Applebees was considered a classy move when I was in high school. As I was saying it I realized just how redneck my hometown was.
     
  38. bags

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    I sent that article to my old lady and told her if she didn't act right I would take her there on vacation, she just came back and said "promises promises"
     
  39. kslim

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    id say thats strike one
     
  40. Moxin24

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    I don't like chicks with attitude, but that sounds like a girl that likes her hair pulled in bed. Good job.
     
  41. bags

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    :yousoright:
     
  42. Bo Pelinis

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    Yeah me too. Pretty much the best place to eat in town and I liked it in high school. Then I moved away and came to the realization that Applebees fucking sucks.
     
  43. theregionsitter

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    was not serious
     
  44. Gaknight

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    Hopefully the EPAW girl is living in Topeka now