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How Wisconsin’s ‘honor’ system for removing guns from domestic abusers failed Jesi Ewers

The attack came without warning and, as far as Jessica “Jesi” Ewers could tell, without provocation. It was early in the morning of Oct.19, 2020. Asleep at her home near Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, she woke up to her boyfriend, James “J.T.” Budworth, beating her. He punched her, tried to strangle her, destroyed her cellphone and threatened to kill her and her children. He also bit her, once on the collarbone and once on the arm, where he tore off a chunk of flesh. 

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Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

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Domestic violence groups support proposed pro se rule change

Domestic violence groups are showing an interest in a potential state Supreme Court rule that would give judges leeway on how to deal with those representing themselves in court. The rule, if the court adopts it, would permit judges to “make reasonable efforts to facilitate the ability of all litigants, including self-represented litigants, to be fairly heard.” It also would ...

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Domestic abuse bill draws jurisdictional concerns

A legislative proposal extending court jurisdiction for certain restraining orders or injunctions in cases of domestic abuse, child abuse or harassment could lead to an increase in false accusations, said Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend.

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Packers LB Walden released from jail (UPDATE)

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was released from jail Monday after spending the weekend behind bars following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Walden was arrested Friday in Brown County on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at their apartment near Green Bay. County District Attorney John Zakowski said Walden’s girlfriend ...

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Child struck by gunfire, parents arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested the parents of a 3-year-old girl who was shot and critically wounded in Milwaukee. The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday. The girl was shot while inside a home on the city’s north side. Authorities say the child’s father was highly intoxicated while handling a gun. According to police, he was ...

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