The court system and a few choice lawyers in this town make it very hard for the innocent and victims to be protected and given justice.
First of all police. On most of the curfews people are never checked up on EVER and secondly the law, when someone strangles you leaving you grasping for air you going to put them on probation but when someone strangles you and kills you this is grounds for imprisonment how is the attempted murder and actual murder so far from proper incarceration ? Not only that you drag the cases on for over a year with having the victims go to court and then make them retell everything that the person did. Whilst no judge is demanding a lawyer to refrain from further questioning and wrongful assumption—building questions whilst the victim is only allowed to answer and not able to give a rebuttle to the assumption—building questions pointed at them and yet the over worked, not so caring crown employees rely on few facts and are barely ever organized with the cases or the facts. How can justice be upheld? With this gruelling process it's no wonder countless women never report their injustices towards them as the system is fucked, flawed and outdated. Victims dont feel safe in reporting, and really what's the point in reporting anything if it happens so much and you are treated so poorly. When most of these people break their restraining orders and are easily able to leave their house despite on a curfew because the police never follow up, why would a person ever want to report things when your information is not private and is shared around with victim services, new start counselling and other programs that call and call the victims, I know this is supposed to help those that can't pay for legal advice and counselling but please NOVA SCOTIA COURT don't send my information and telephone numbers around to these people or letters to my address you think I need everyone in my building knowing I'm a victim of domestic violence? No be private, be more accountable with dealings over curfew and probation and house arrest people as these people slip through the wide cracks in the police system and are not punished hard enough for their actions. I will never report another domestic to the police or anybody it's pretty clear the reception one gets in the court room. To all people in a threatening situation sell your shit, pack your bags and get the first ticket out of here with your kids... —Sick of Getting Pushed Around But with No One to Talk To