Imagine you and your partner are breaking up. Things start going sour and next thing you know your partner calls the police saying you're abusing them. Before you know it you land in court and are accused of domestic violence against your (ex) partner.
At this point you expect to be given a chance to present your case while they present theirs and lay out any and all evidence, but imagine your shock when the judge deems you guilty without ever seeing one speck of evidence.
Sounds far fetched? Could never happen here where we presume innocence until PROVEN guilty, right?
Guess again. HB 230 allows judges certain "discretion" in making findings in domestic abuse cases, meaning you can be found guilty without any evidence being presented against you.
Thank David Nixon of Hillsborough district 17 for this gem of a bill stripping away Constitutional rights of the accused even further!
Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied. – Arthur Miller