Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 47•41 Oct 14, 2011

Following a dispute between city and county officials over who should pay to prosecute offenders, the Topeka City Council voted to decriminalize misdemeanor domestic violence. What do you think?

  • “I can’t afford to bail him out again, so I guess my asshole husband and I are moving to Kansas.”

    Carrie Lemos –
    Systems Analyst

  • “This wouldn't even be a problem if they had just criminalized back talk.”

    Kevin Salerno –
    Sewage-Disposal Worker

  • “But it being illegal was the most fun part about beating my wife.”

    Mark Southerland –
    Data Assembler

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