Topeka Loses Its Damn Mind, Repeals Law Against Domestic Violence

We're in the midst of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and last night city officials in Topeka, Kansas marked the occasion by decriminalizing domestic violence. Their intent is actually to make sure that the cases will be prosecuted properly, not to encourage citizens to beat their spouses with impunity.… » 10/12/11 1:10pm 10/12/11 1:10pm

Citing Budget Concerns, City May Decriminalize Domestic Violence

When cities face a budget crunch, city government often has to make tough decisions — say, laying off municipal employees, reducing the amount of funding that can go to after school programs, increasing property taxes, cutting the amount of money that they spend on their own personal security detail. Sacrifices are… » 10/06/11 5:20pm 10/06/11 5:20pm