Enact a public domestic violence offender registry
Dear Gov. LePage,
I greatly commend you on your stance on domestic violence in this state. It is a pernicious evil that needs to be rooted out with the offenders being properly punished so that they can not go on to murder their victim. I propose that there be a registry enacted throughout the state (and online) that lists any and all persons convicted of domestic violence with the term of registration being similar to that of the *** offender registry. I think this would serve to provide the public with information pertaining to dangerous predators and possibly help to prevent future unkowing victims. I am extremely proud that you are taking this difficult subject and bringing it to light and placing the blame where it belongs, which is solely on the perpetrator. Thank you for your time.
The problem is that domestic violence can be hard to prove. As this is a great idea there needs to be more measures to protect the victims, including the children as the courts of Maine have their hands tied with the "Right to Parent" which allows abusers to further victimize their exes and children.
I totally agree-especially if a person is a repeat offender- they should have a tougher punishment, and not just a disposition.
Amanda Mitchell commented
i love this idea but i also believe the punishments should be tougher, especially for repeat offenders.