June is False Domestic Violence Charge Awareness Month.
Each year, thousands of lives are damaged by false domestic violence charges.
Why do people - men and women - file false domestic violence charges? Several reasons:
To gain leverage in a divorce action
To protect themselves when the police are called and they are afraid of prosecution if they don't make a false accusation.
To win a lawsuit, often without even filing one - gaining hush money
To get 'payback' for a slight, real or perceived
Simply because someone is angry
To win an argument in a very dramatic and public fashion
To join the 'brotherhood and sisterhood of victimhood' - being a 'victim' gains a special status, a place of honor for their 'suffering.'
A Domestic Violence charge is far too serious to be trivialized by false allegations, which are rarely prosecuted on the flimsy ground that prosecuting false accusers would deter real victims.
Real victims are people who have truly been victimized by the wrongful, violent conduct of another person - including victims of Domestic Legal Violence: The use of Law Enforcement Officers to physically force someone into jail and force them to be prosecuted and threatened with further imprisonment for a crime they did not commit.