In Orange County, instead of getting support, domestic violence victims are the targets of continual harassment from authorities.
The sheriff's department and police authorities continually refuse to enforce violations of domestic violence restraining orders, calling such violations civil. However, the police routinely use the restraining orders against the person who got them, thereby limiting the areas of the county into which the victims can travel.
Often, Orange County domestic violence victims are subjected to further trouble. When officers see them walking or riding their bicycle down the street, they will stop them, frighten them and give them full pat down searches, for claimed pedestrian or bicycle equipment violations. Victims are sometimes targeted as often as once a week.
The public guardian further victimizes domestic violence victims. He targets their parents and uses their relationship to a domestic violence victim as an excuse to come in and confiscate the parents' property.
Judges are refusing support for victims. Judge Waltz, a judge rumored to be more fair to victims, is allowing batterers to terminate the health insurance of domestic violence victims during divorce proceedings.
The word is clear. Domestic violence victims need to get out of Orange County or subject themselves to continued harassment.