Re­hab is the an­swer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - COURT­NEY JANE DUNN, via Face­book

RE: “Call to end the vi­o­lence,” (Mt Druitt-St Marys Stan­dard, May 20).

I think it needs to stop be­ing la­belled “do­mes­tic” vi­o­lence.

Vi­o­lence is vi­o­lence no mat­ter where it comes from.

I se­ri­ously think that if there are enough re­ports made against one per­son, male or fe­male, they should be put into a com­pul­sory re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion course. I’ve not seen much of this sort of thing, but hav­ing to bod­ily shield a slight woman barely older than my­self while a rag­ing lu­natic screams at her and me, and tres­passes on my prop­erty … that’s not some­thing I should have to do.

I should be able to know that when I call the po­lice I don’t have to think about arm­ing my­self to de­fend my­self or oth­ers while I wait.

This is my home. I should feel safe. All of us should.

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