On June 23 of last year, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, Wilbert Bennett, went to find the 33-year-old mother of two at her house in Norristown, Pennsylvania, which she rented with a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 voucher. Bennett, who was just released from prison, wanted to get back together, and he refused to take no for an answer.
“You are going to be with me or you are going to be with no one,” he allegedly threatened.
Even though Briggs was terrified Bennett would hurt her or her 3-year-old daughter if she forced him to leave, there was something she feared even worse: calling the police for help. If she did, she could be kicked out of her home, and that wasn’t a risk she could afford. Feeling defenseless, Briggs succumbed to his intrusion and demands, allowing him and the friends he invited over to stay.Norristown had a three domestic police calls and you are out policy...and thanks to her ex-boyfriend Ms. Briggs was out of calls or would be evicted.
Cue Lee Greenwood.
that is fuckd up, but can't HE be removed by being a convicted felon?
I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE
TO FORCE MYSELF ON MY DEFENSELESS GIRLFRIEND
'CAUSE SHE DON'T WANT STRIKE THREE
The system should protect people, not punish them, godammit! This twisting of the rules and abuse of the system infuriates me.
PS, Attaturk, you are awesome for addressing issues of Patriarchy, among other things. You rock!
fear, it's how entitled "men" rule.
not just fear of immediate rape or harm, but institutionalized rule of law that enshrines women's worth as nothing...
this story and the one from texas about the escort being shot for not returning a man's money after refusing to have sex with him...
so much for america... aren't we all proud now...?
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