PRINCESS Haya has asked for a forced marriage protection order against her husband, the ruler of Dubai. But what is a marriage protection order and why has she asked for one? We explain all. What is a forced marriage protection order? A forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) is a type of injunction which can forbid some from doing certain things such as being physically violent, making contact directly or indirectly, taking someone out of the country, or making marriage arrangements. The injunction can also require the person named in the order to do certain things, for example, handover passports to the court or ensure a young person attends school. Who can get an FMPO? You can apply for a FMPO if you have been forced into a marriage or you believe you are being forced into a marriage. The marriage does not have to have occurred for you to gain protection. A FMPO is a court order containing provisions that can restrict a person’s actions or require them to take certain steps in … [Read more...] about What is a marriage protection order?
Mansfield police arrested Sr. Cpl. Jeremy Thomas Courson, 43, Dallas police said. He was booked into the Tarrant County jail, and his bail had not been set.Court records show that Courson's wife, who filed for divorce in October, had sought the order in February after Courson was arrested in Johnson County on a charge of aggravated assault against a family member.Courson, who was assigned to detention services, has been with the Dallas Police Department since August 2009. He has been on administrative leave since the February arrest. … [Read more...] about Dallas officer arrested for 2nd time this year after reportedly violating protective order
Some Colorado Springs City Council candidates in the April 2 election have faced restraining orders, financial struggles or both. The Gazette searched El Paso County and 4th Judicial District court filings and other records for cases involving the 11 city council candidates, vying for three at-large seats, and the four mayoral candidates.The following was found during background checks for council candidates Randy Tuck, Regina English, Tony Gioia, Wayne Williams, and Gordon Klingenschmitt and mayoral candidates Lawrence Martinez and Juliette Parker. The rest of the candidates did not have noteworthy local criminal or civil records, The Gazette found. Randy Tuck Tuck, retired after a more than 30-year career in the construction industry, has been taken to court by collections agencies and other companies more than a dozen times in the past decade. Since 2010, judgments or default judgments have been entered against him for debts totaling more than $30,000, according to … [Read more...] about Financial troubles, protective orders in Colorado Springs candidates’ pasts
One of the country's landmark homeless-protection laws is now gone.Continue ReadingEven with those protections in place, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida said that Miami cops were blatantly harassing the homeless — including spraying homeless Miamians with power-washers and arresting a woman who was in dire need of medical care and likely died due to the detainment. The ACLU also argued the City of Miami was just trying to terminate the agreement as a way to sweep homeless residents out of the rapidly gentrifying downtown area.But U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno today terminated the Pottinger consent-decree. The ACLU had filed a competing motion to hold the city in contempt of the Pottinger agreement, but Moreno threw that out.The ACLU fought for roughly a decade to pass the agreement in the first place. In 1988, the rights group teamed up with more than 5,000 homeless Miamians to sue the city. The group said Miami cops were intentionally harassing … [Read more...] about Judge Invalidates Miami’s Landmark Homeless-Protection Order from 1998
Shelly Splittgerber, in seeking the protective order, cited family violence as the reason, according to the Daily Telegram.According to documents obtained by the newspaper, Matthew Splittgerber was ordered to "not commit any act against either person that would result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault, or threaten or cause anyone to fear imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault."He also was ordered not to go within 200 yards of places associated with his estranged wife or Corden, according to court documents. Sheriff's deputies were unable to serve the papers to Matthew Splittgerber because they couldn't find him, the Daily Telegram reported. … [Read more...] about A day before Temple murder-suicide, victim sought protective order against her husband