Friday, September 15, 2006

Restraining Order not a Bullet Knife-proof Vest NewsFlash - Husband arrested in stabbing death of woman in Manhattan Another tragedy that was not stopped by a restraining order
Karen Allende, 40, of the Bronx, was taken in critical condition to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She had been carrying a copy of a restraining order at the time. [my emphasis, Z-Deb]
If it was her husband, you can see the result of a court order. If it wasn't her husband, she still needed a better way to defend herself. That would of course offered no guarantee of safety, since there are none in this life. But her attacker did make a comment as he came up behind her, so she might have had an instant's warning.

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