County launches domestic-violence registry

System designed to provide up-to-date information to court and law-enforcement officials on domestic-violence and other situations

A registry of domestic-violence perpetrators became effective Monday in Santa Clara County, one of three Bay Area counties to roll out the new system, which is designed to provide current information to law-enforcement and court officials statewide.

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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This is great news. Any system that can give law enforcement quicker assessment of the level of threat from an abuser is definitely a good thing!

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Posted by Bill
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Can I check that registry to see if my neighbor is beating his wife?

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Posted by Abusive B/F
a resident of University South
on Jul 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Women too! Most women start the abuse. Instead of leaving relationships they continue the cycle of never ending violence.

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Posted by Leesa
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

@ Abusive B/F-- Women like men, CAN and DO perpetrate abuse in intimate partner relationships, but to suggest that women are to blame for not leaving is an ignorant comment. Implicit in that statement is the suggestion that once they leave they are no longer subjected to abuse. The cycle of violence belongs to and is controlled by the perpetrator NOT the victim.

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