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Sent: Wed, February 2, 2011 3:46:05 PM
Subject: Venus Rose Stewart
Venus did everything a mother could do to protect her children.
Venus had a police escort from Virginia to the airport, to return her, and her children, to family in Michigan.
Venus had a protective order from the court in Michigan to keep her estranged husband, Douglas Harrie Stewart, away from them.
Venus went to court in Michigan and got custody of her children.
Venus died a week later. Her estranged husband kidnapped and killed her.
Her family cannot find Venus' body. While nothing can protect a person from being stalked and killed, (certainly not a piece of paper,) if there was a device on the person that the protective order was against, we would know where Venus is today. The law enforcement could have traced his whereabouts. If a judge agrees that there may be a threat to you and signs a protective order, then that should be enough to track someone that could be a danger to you.
Indiana has a law that has a GPS device, (anklet), placed on a person, named on a protective order. Michigan should have one too. I think the offender should have to pay for this himself, to the state.
I plea to you to introduce this to the House, also I would like it to be called "The Venus Cuff", in honor of Venus and all other women that have been abused and/or murdered by domestic abusers.
Please call me with any questions or comments.
Mary Ellen Hopkins
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Closure. Changing laws to protect the victims.
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I'm just trying to deal with this murder right now. I WILL do something about changing law!
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