Two slayings renew calls for vigilanceHuh? A gross misdemeanor? Repeat required? That was an increase?!
... The Minnesota Legislature this year increased the penalties for violating no-contact orders, making repeated violations a gross misdemeanor. Kluz said that Lee is the 15th woman to be killed in Minnesota this year in a domestic violence situation.
Why is it that the noteworthy part of any article is always about 3/4 of the way to the end?
Most of the time there doesn't seem to be any obvious response to tragedies like this one, but the "gross misdemeanor" suggests an obvious fix. Maybe a GM at the judge's discretion on the first violation, but otherwise a felony and arrest.