California governor signs new domestic violence law
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a domestic violence bill that will require the state to enforce the most extensive restraining order rather than the most recent.
Assembly Bill 176, which was authored by South Bay Assemblywoman Nora Campos, requires law enforcement officers to employ a no-contact restraining order, meaning the offending party may not contact with the victim as long as the case against him or her is ongoing.
A provision of the bill penalizes the spouse who abuses his or her partner via social media through intimidation or blackmail. This would prevent threatening or blackmailing to prevent them from leaving the marriage.
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